ARCHIVE: May 2019

How to Prevent Sneaky Summer Weight Gain

MONDAY, May 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer vacation -- a season of potato salad, ice cream and, if you're not careful, unwanted weight gain. But it is...

Does Your Sunscreen Work for You?

SUNDAY, May 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sunscreen is a real key to protecting your skin from the sun and preventing skin cancer, but are you using it correctly? Santa Monica-based dermatologist Dr...

Water Polo Study Highlights Head Injury Risk

SATURDAY, May 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Water polo players appear to face similar head injury risks as athletes in better-known sports, a new study FINDS. "For years, water polo's head trauma...

Who's Most Likely to Miss School Due to Eczema?

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic and black children are more likely to miss school than white children due to the chronic skin condition eczema, a new study finds. Researchers...

Good Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar Levels Can Prevent 'Heart...

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping blood pressure and blood sugar levels under control might prevent a common heart rhythm disorder called "heart block." That's the finding from a new...

AHA News: Many With High Blood Pressure Aren't Worried....

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- High blood pressure is known as the "silent killer" because there are no obvious warning signs. That might explain why nearly half of...

AHA News: Drinking Red Wine for Heart Health? Read This Before...

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- For years, studies have shown a relationship between drinking a moderate amount of red wine and good heart health, but experts say it's...

Senior Falls a Key Factor for Hospital Readmission

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fall-related injuries are a major reason why seniors are readmitted to the hospital within a month after being discharged, a new study finds. "Falls are a...

Leonardo da Vinci May Have Had ADHD

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Leonardo da Vinci's legendary struggles to complete projects suggest he may have had attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a British researcher...

Nerve Stimulation May Help Curb Stroke Damage

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could electrical stimulation of nerves that sit behind your nose help limit the harm done to your brain by a stroke? New research suggests it's possible....

U.S. Dentists Prescribe 37 Times More Opioids Than in England:...

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the nation's opioid epidemic, U.S. dentists are far more likely to prescribe addictive opioid painkillers than their British counterparts, a new study...

Worry Less for Better Health

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Do you worry a lot? Besides the anxiety it's causing you emotionally, it can threaten your health. Whether you worry over actual problems or the fear of...

Got Knee Pain? What You Need to Know About Alternatives to...

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis in the knees can strike people as young as 45, with symptoms severe enough to limit activities and harm quality of life. What can be done about it...

Colon Cancer Screenings Increase When Medicaid Arrives

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There were greater increases in colon cancer screening rates in states that expanded Medicaid than in those that did not, a new study finds. It also found...

Roundup Linked to Human Liver Damage: Study

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The popular weed killer Roundup might be linked to liver disease, a new study suggests. A group of patients suffering from liver disease had elevated urine...

Open Communication Helps Teens Manage Type 1 Diabetes

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a simple concept, but new research reinforces the idea: Teens with type 1 diabetes benefit when they feel their concerns have been heard. Teens with...

Infant Pain Heightened After Opioid Exposure in Womb

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns who were exposed to opioids in the womb have stronger-than-normal reactions to pain and may require special care sooner than previously thought,...

Can the Bacteria in Your Belly Ease Your Worrying Mind?

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It seems an unlikely way to ease anxiety, but new research suggests that regulating the bacteria in your gut might help. How? By eating the right foods and...

2 in 3 Adults Who Use E-Cigs Want to Stop

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of American adults who use electronic cigarettes want to quit using the devices, a new study finds. About 10 million adults use e-...

High-Deductible Health Plans Can Harm COPD Patients: Study

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As a rule, high-deductible health plans carry lower premiums than low-deductible plans. But that might not be such a great deal for patients struggling with...

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