ARCHIVE: May 2019

FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a good look at the safety and effectiveness of CBD products on Friday, as it weighs how to best regulate the hemp-...

Financial Disaster May Prompt Self-Destructive Behavior

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If England's 2008 financial crisis was any indication, self-harm often follows economic ruin. Researchers examined self-poisoning (which largely means drug...

CDC Warns Again of Salmonella From Pet Hedgehogs

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ten more cases of salmonella linked to pet hedgehogs have been reported in the United States, bringing the total to 27, according to the U.S. Centers for...

AHA News: Is It Fatigue -- Or a Stroke? Women Shouldn't...

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., and women make up nearly 60% of all stroke deaths. Why? In part, experts...

Patients Who Read Doctors' Notes More Likely to Take Their...

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Reading the notes your doctor makes during your visit appears to be good medicine. An online survey of 20,000 adults treated at three U.S. health systems...

Violent Video Games, Unlocked Guns a Dangerous Combo for Kids

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Shoot 'em up video games might be making your children far too comfortable with how they approach and handle real-life firearms, a new study argues. Kids who...

Bike Lanes Do Help Keep Cyclists Safe

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a finding that should ease the minds of those who ride their bicycles to work: Bike lanes protect them as they pedal to their destination. Researchers...

Variations on the Plank: Popular Exercise for Your Core

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The plank is one of the most popular exercises, surpassing sit-ups and crunches for effective core work. Planks are thought of as ergonomic, meaning they're...

What's the Deal With Breakfast?

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new research review published in the BMJ has added to the debate over the merits of breakfast. It has long been regarded as "the most important meal of the...

Why Some Kids With Eczema Are at Higher Allergy Risk

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of skin bacteria may put young children with severe eczema at increased risk for food allergies, British researchers report. This type of...

Many Heart Failure Patients Might Safely Reduce Use of Diuretics

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure is a common ailment afflicting older Americans, and many take drugs called diuretics to rid the body of excess fluid buildup that can impede...

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From cappuccinos to cold brew, coffee is a morning must for many Americans, but is it healthy and how much is too much? A University of South Australia study...

Many Feel 'Frozen' When Heart Attack Strikes

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When a heart attack occurs, delaying treatment by even a few minutes could be deadly. But many people wait hours after symptoms set in to get care --...

Former trauma patients reunite with their caregivers at Tampa...

In 2017 Wendy Akins was driving to a company picnic in Valrico. In a split second her life changed forever – a car crossed the center line and collided head-on with the front of her car. “I looked...

U.S. Measles Cases for 2019 Already Exceed All Annual Totals...

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- This is only the fifth month of 2019, but already the number of measles cases surpass the totals for any year since 1992, the U.S. Centers for Disease...

Nursing Moms Who Eat Right Have Slimmer, Healthier Babies

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Breastfeeding moms with healthy eating habits have slimmer infants, who could then be protected from obesity later, researchers say. Rapid weight gain and...

'Controlled Burns' Better for Kids' Health Than...

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Recent forest fires in the western United States have put a spotlight on a fire-management approach called controlled burning. Health researchers are...

A New Way to Fight a Previously 'Inoperable'...

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new treatment protocol for locally advanced pancreatic cancer can enable surgical removal of previously inoperable tumors and improve survival rates,...

Teasing Kids About Weight Linked to More Weight Gain

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research illustrates a heartbreaking, vicious cycle: Teasing kids about their weight not only bruises their self-esteem, it also appears to trigger more...

Forget Fasting Before That Cholesterol Test

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For folks who hate to fast before getting a blood test to check their cholesterol levels, a new study delivers some good news. Most people may not have...

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