ARCHIVE: May 2019

Many Elite Athletes Ashamed to Seek Help for Mental Illness

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes are supposed to be strong and self-assured, so many don't seek help for mental health issues, a new study finds. It's not just the stigma of mental...

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The rise in colon cases among younger adults that's been seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows. In...

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hypnosis might sound like a magic trick to some, but the therapy can be an effective pain reliever, a new review shows. The review covered 85 studies that...

Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana does not come without health hazards. New research shows that while it led to a decline in...

Heroin ODs Have Started Declining in Some States

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After years of steady increases, the number of Americans showing up in emergency departments with heroin overdoses is on a downswing, at least in some...

AHA News: At 38, Father of Five Survived 3 Strokes

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Lee Stroy was surprised when at age 38 his doctor told him he had high blood pressure. The doctor said it wasn't too extreme and wrote him...

Red Cross Needs Type O Blood to Ease Shortage

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's a severe nationwide shortage of Type O blood, and the American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for donations. The current supply of Type O...

Pool Chemicals Harm Thousands Every Summer

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Swimming pools are one of the great joys of summer, but U.S. health officials warn that the chemicals that keep the water pristine can land you in the ER....

Weight-Loss Surgery May Work Even Better During Teen Years

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The earlier you have weight-loss surgery, the better, a new study suggests. Researchers found that weight-loss surgery is more effective in reversing...

AHA News: Study Finds Higher Risk of Stroke-Linked Plaque in Men...

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Men are more likely than women to develop unstable plaques in their neck arteries, a dangerous condition that can lead to strokes,...

Former President Jimmy Carter Leaves Hospital After Surgery for...

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Former President Jimmy Carter has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home from surgery for a broken hip. Former First Lady Rosalynn...

Are Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity?

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have long believed the obesity epidemic is at least partly related to the proliferation of highly processed foods. Now, new research suggests...

Lupus Takes Bigger Toll on Longevity for Blacks

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks the skin, joints and organs, can shorten the lives of its victims, but new research shows it can shorten...

Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex's Time

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs have a long history, all the way back to the dinosaur age, a new study says. British researchers said bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years...

How to Exercise on 'Rest and Recovery' Days

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a day off from a favorite exercise doesn't mean spending the time sitting on the couch. In fact, getting some R&R has a special meaning when it...

The Top 5 Fruits to Add to Your Diet

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ounce for ounce and calorie for calorie, leafy greens and other types of vegetables are the hands-down favorites for delivering on nutrients. But many...

Low Birth Weight Babies a Worldwide Problem

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 million babies are born across the globe weighing far less than they should, and the problem isn't limited to low-income countries, new...

Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fibromyalgia is a mysterious and misunderstood illness, but researchers may have uncovered at least one key to the disease's origin: insulin resistance....

Sudoku, Crosswords Could Make Your Brain Years Younger

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mornings spent figuring out Sudoku or finessing a crossword could spell better health for aging brains, researchers say. In a study of over 19,000 British...

Low-Fat Diet Could Be a Weapon Against Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Health experts have long touted the benefits of a low-fat diet for preventing heart disease, but now a large study suggests it might do the same against...

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