ARCHIVE: May 2019

AHA News: Retired Basketball Pros Get Lifesaving Assist From...

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- During his 11-year NBA career, Harvey Catchings shared the court with legends. With the Philadelphia 76ers, he suited up with All-Star...

AHA News: Vaping Ignites Legislative Trend to Raise Tobacco...

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- State legislatures and national retailers appear to be in a race to see who can stamp out cigarette sales to underage consumers faster....

Team Sports Could Help Traumatized Kids Grow Into Healthy Adults

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Coming from a broken home or suffering abuse can traumatize a child, but new research suggests team sports might be just the medicine these kids need....

U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Fall

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Good news on a major killer: U.S. cancer deaths continued to fall between 1999 and 2016. So finds the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of...

Highly Processed Diets Tied to Heart Disease, Earlier Death

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who get many of their meals from packages may have heightened risks of heart disease, stroke and premature death, two large studies suggest. The...

Getting Zesty With Citrus Fruits

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want to be part of the movement to limit food waste of all kinds? One tasty way is to get the most from all your citrus fruits by using the zest, the...

How Kids Benefit From Doing Chores

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chores. Whether you're an adult or a child, the very word makes any job sound less than fun. But these everyday tasks make households run, and engaging...

Cancer Patients Vaping in Growing Numbers

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vaping is gaining a foothold in an unlikely population: New research shows a growing number of cancer patients are using electronic cigarettes. "The...

Many Middle-Aged Men May Have Signs of Thinning Bones

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brittle bones are often seen as a woman's health issue, but low bone mass may be more common among middle-aged men than generally thought, a small study...

A Less Invasive Fix Works Well for Abdominal Aneurysm

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bulges (aneurysms) in the abdominal aorta can pose real danger, but research suggests a less invasive method may be as good a fix for the problem as...

Face Transplants Improve Lives Years Later

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Not so long ago, face transplants were considered futuristic medicine, but a new report shows these patients are better off years after their...

Colon Cancer Striking More Under 50, and More Often in Western...

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer rates among those under 50 in the United States are rising, and they're rising the most rapidly in western states, a new study finds. "It was...

Alex Trebek Says His Pancreatic Cancer Is 'Near Remission...

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Long-time "Jeopardy!" Host Alex Trebek may be winning his battle against pancreatic cancer, he and his doctors report. Trebek, 78, is responding...

Energy Drinks May Take a Toll on the Heart

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's more evidence that energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster are not risk-free. Researchers find they may boost blood pressure and the odds of...

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with activity trackers strive for 10,000 steps a day. But does it really take nearly five miles daily to make a difference in longevity?...

Blood Test Could Spot Multiple Cancer Types, Researchers Say

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A gene-based blood test can accurately detect breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, gastric or bile duct cancers in patients, researchers report...

Sensor-Laden Glove Helps Robotic Hands 'Feel' Objects

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Holding an egg is a lot different from holding an apple or a tomato, and humans are naturally able to adjust their grip to avoid crushing or dropping each...

AHA News: A Stroke at 50 Altered Woman's Life, But Not Her...

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Steve Andersen was fast asleep, tuckered out after a weekend of camping with the grandsons, when he heard his wife, Liz, frantically...

Breathe Easier, New York City: Clean-Air Taxi Rules Are Working

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Clean-air taxi rules in New York City increased cabs' fuel efficiency and reduced air pollution, a new study says. Legislation introduced in 2006 required...

It's Never Too Late for New Brain Cells

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research delivers fresh hope for everyone who struggles with a fading memory: Neurons continue to form well into old age, even in people with mental...

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