ARCHIVE: May 2019

'Buzzing' in Ear Alerted Boy to Very Unwelcome Visitor

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The Connecticut 9-year-old knew something was wrong. Three days after a routine day in the school playground, he felt something "foreign" in his right ear...

What Couples Considering IVF Need to Know

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In vitro fertilization (IVF) is widely used in the United States to help infertile couples have children. But there are a number of things people should...

MS Patients Now Pay 20 Times More for Drugs Than a Decade Ago

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Parkinson's can be physically taxing conditions, but new research shows they exact a huge financial toll as well. Over a...

Treatments Targeting Social Behavior Hormone Show Promise With...

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone-based treatment might improve social function in people with autism, a pair of new clinical trials suggests. Both focused on vasopressin, a hormone...

Could Alzheimer's Spread Like Infection Throughout the...

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With findings that might alter the path of Alzheimer's research, scientists say misfolded forms of two proteins appear to spread through patients' brains...

AHA News: A Stroke Slowed Olympic Legend Michael Johnson, But F....

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- There he was, Michael Johnson, once the fastest person ever to run 200 meters, the man who'd been so confident of setting the world record...

There May Be Antidote for Ocean's Most Venomous Creature

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Strong currents and sharks aren't the only threat to saltwater swimmers in Australia. A deadly jellyfish often tops their list of threats. But researchers...

'Microbiome' May Be Key to Autism Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The belly-brain connection is gaining traction in autism research. And a new study suggests gut bacteria may play a role in the disorder or some of its...

Male-Hormone Gene May Help Cause Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of infertility and type 2 diabetes, but little is known about its origins. Now, new research suggests a gene...

Overdose Attempts Skyrocket Among Teens, Young Adults: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide attempts by drug overdoses and other "self-poisonings" more than doubled among U.S. youth in the last decade, a new study reveals. And attempts by...

A Celebration Salad Fit for a Queen or King

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When you want to create a festive celebration without a fat and calorie overload, a seafood-based salad is the perfect choice. To step up the extravagance,...

Returning to Intimacy After Childbirth

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "No sex for six weeks" used to be the standard advice following childbirth and, according to many doctors, it is still a good practice to allow healing. But...

What Price Beauty for Women? Far More Than for Men

WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Facial moisturizers are a mainstay against the march of time, smoothing over wrinkles and keeping dry skin supple. But new research shows that women pay a...

Your Virtual Doctor Will 'See' You Now

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Need to see your doctor, but can't take time off from work? There's an app for that. And new research shows patients find the ability to see a doctor "...

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