ARCHIVE: April 2019

Easy Ways to Reap the Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to healthy oils, extra virgin olive oil -- EVOO for short -- is the top choice for your healthy pantry. Because it's the first press of the...

Teaching Kids the Importance of an Apology

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Say you're sorry." It's almost a natural reflex to ask this of your child when he or she hurts or wrongs someone. But at what age do kids really...

Birth Control Pills May Protect Against Most Serious Ovarian...

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The protection that birth control pills offer against ovarian cancer is strongest with the most aggressive forms of the disease, a new study says. For...

Americans' Pets Help Ease the Aging Process, Poll Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Richard McIntosh hadn't had any pets since his childhood farm dogs, but then he started a relationship with a competitive dog trainer and found his life...

How You Can Cut Grocery Costs and Prevent Food Waste

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Though food waste is a huge problem in the United States, you can help tackle it and cut grocery costs at the same time. About 40 percent of all edible...

Treatment Advances Making Pancreatic Cancer a Less Deadly Disease

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Advances in chemotherapy and cancer monitoring can dramatically extend the lives of almost one-third of pancreatic cancer patients with tumors previously...

How HIV Might Influence HPV Vaccination Rates

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Does being at high risk for HIV mean you're less likely to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine? New research suggests that's so. HIV is the virus...

Severe 'Mono' Infection May Raise Risk for Chronic...

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As if having the exhausting "kissing disease" -- also known as mononucleosis, or "mono" -- isn't bad enough, about 1 in 10 people with this infection will...

AHA News: Couple Kept the Faith as Baby Neared Death -- and Then...

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Rikki and Greg Myers were excited to hear whether their first child would be a boy or a girl. They were hosting Thanksgiving and wanted to...

Brain Scans Spot, Track Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans can improve diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease, a new study claims. Researchers assessed the use of PET scans to identify...

Trump Postpones Move to Dismantle Obamacare

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- While President Donald Trump's latest push to dismantle Obamacare is on hold for now, millions still stand to lose health insurance if it is ever repealed...

Three Exercises for Stronger, Sleeker Thighs

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Wall sits, leg curls and leg lifts are three effective thigh exercises that don't require any strength-training equipment -- just your own body weight, so...

Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Douching is the age-old practice of using a solution to attempt to clean the vagina, but there's only downsides to it. Beyond having no proven benefits,...

Under-the-Tongue Allergy Pills Replacing Shots for Many

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Under-the-tongue allergy pills have quickly caught on as a way to treat hay fever and dust mite allergies, a new study finds. Allergy shots have been...

U.S. Leads World in Reducing Prostate Cancer Cases

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of prostate cancer cases and deaths have declined or stabilized in many countries. And the United States had the largest recent decrease in disease...

Surgery May Boost Outcomes in Common Form of Advanced Breast...

TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new study may help resolve a longstanding debate around the impact of surgery for a common form of advanced breast cancer. The study found that...

Teens' E-Cig Surge Hasn't Hurt Move Away From Smoking...

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As electronic cigarettes took off, some worried they would lead teens back to traditional cigarettes. But new research suggests that's not the case. Vaping...

Obamacare Is Helping West Virginia Fight the Opioid Crisis

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the Medicaid expansion the Affordable Care Act set into motion has played a key role in fighting America's opioid epidemic. Ever...

More Complication Risks With C-Section Than Vaginal Delivery

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For pregnant women, a C-section carries a higher risk of severe complications than a vaginal delivery, particularly after age 35, a new study finds. The...

Pot During Pregnancy May Raise Child's Psychosis Risk

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who used marijuana during pregnancy may be at increased risk for psychosis, according to a new study. Researchers at Washington...

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