ARCHIVE: May 2019

AHA News: With Grit and Gratitude, Stroke Survivor Plays On

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Dave Kim can hardly remember a time he wasn't making music. He plays three instruments – most notably the electric violin – and...

AHA News: Mouth Bacteria Found in Stroke Patients' Brains

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Bacteria commonly seen in the mouth has been found in the brains of people who have had a stroke, a new study shows. The Finnish research...

New Gene Variants for Type 2 Diabetes Found

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It has long been known that lifestyle affects a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now, researchers report that they have identified rare variants...

Bipolar Disorder a Risk Factor for Parkinson's?

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling with bipolar disorder is hard enough, but now a new study from Taiwan suggests these patients are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's...

Poor Diet Might Raise Your Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your unhealthy eating habits could increase your risk of cancer as much as drinking alcohol can, new research reports. The Tufts University study found...

Eating to Reach Health Goals

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- What and when you eat certain foods can boost how you feel at different times during the day. When it comes to meal planning, timing is everything....

Try This Whole-Grain Lemony Quick Bread

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you love quick breads but crave a healthier treat, this lighter take on Grandma's traditional recipe serves up a lemony lift. And because it calls for...

Many 'Dehumanize' People with Obesity

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people -- including those who are overweight themselves -- view people with obesity as less human or less evolved, new research reveals. In four...

Fewer Deaths Tied to Dirty Air, But Threats Persist: Report

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Significant but uneven improvements in air quality have greatly reduced U.S. deaths related to air pollution over the past decade, a new study shows. But...

First patient is “very impressed” with new surgical robot

Eddie L. White Jr. was surprised when he learned he might be the first person in Florida to have an operation with a new robotic surgery system called the Intuitive da Vinci SP. But the more he...

Heart Attack Treatment Could Cut 'Bad' Cholesterol by...

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine a procedure that filters "bad" LDL cholesterol from your bloodstream in a matter of hours. The procedure, called LDL apheresis, works somewhat...

'Watchful Waiting' Less Likely for Black Prostate...

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Watchful waiting" is on the rise overall among U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer, but black men remain less likely to opt for it, a new study finds...

Aggressive Approach to Pancreatic Cysts May Prevent Dreaded...

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest malignancies, so a new study appears to offer some good news: Early removal of a certain type of precancerous...

Unfiltered Cigarettes Are Most Deadly

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no such thing as a safe cigarette, but unfiltered cigarettes are even more likely to kill you, a new study finds. People who smoke unfiltered...

AHA News: Need a Break? A Vacation Really Can Be Good for You...

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Need another reason to take that vacation? It's probably good for your heart and mind. Research over the years has suggested that...

How Does Room Temperature Affect Test Scores?

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're taking a test, you might want to check the thermostat first. Room temperature -- a frequent front in the battle of the sexes -- makes a...

Kids of Opioid-Using Parents May Be More Likely to Attempt...

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children of parents who use opioids have more than double the risk of attempted suicide, a new study finds. Researchers noted that along with a dramatic...

COPD May Strike Women Harder Than Men

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have a harder time than men with the progressive lung disorder, a new study suggests....

Blood Banks Could Help Screen for Hereditary High Cholesterol

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1 million Americans have a genetic condition that pushes their cholesterol to dangerously high levels, but many don't know it. Now, researchers...

Rising Rx Drug Costs Continue to Create Tough Choices for Seniors

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A solid minority of senior citizens still struggles to afford their prescription medications, a new government report shows. About 5% of adults 65 and...

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