ARCHIVE: May 2019

Anthrax Is a Risk on Every Continent

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- About 63 million people worldwide who work with livestock are in regions vulnerable to anthrax, according to a new study. And more than 1.8 billion people...

Huhn? Scientists Working on Hearing Aid That Solves the '...

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are if you're over 60 it's already happened to you: You're in a crowded room and finding it tough to understand what your partner is saying a...

Suspect Your Child Has an Ear Infection? There May Soon Be an...

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Can a smartphone app spot an ear infection? It did so with high accuracy in new research. Ear infections occur when fluid builds up behind the eardrum...

Curbing a Skin Oil Might Help Curb Acne, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Acne is the bane of many teens, and even some adults. Now, researchers say they might have hit on a new approach to easing the condition. The key lies in...

Millennials Believe 'Narcissist' Label, But Don't...

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans tend to accept the popular notion that their generation is self-centered and entitled, but they also resent those labels, new research...

Lyme Disease Now a Threat in City Parks

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As deer populations have exploded across America, moving from forests to suburbs to urban parks, they have brought the threat of Lyme disease to millions...

AHA News: More Clues to the Genetics Behind an Inherited...

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, but not all forms of it are the same. An underdiagnosed genetic condition called...

Drier Winter Air May Propel Flu's Spread

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder why the flu rarely strikes in the summer? New research offers an explanation: That dry air your heating system sends throughout your home in...

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy is often a time of heightened worry. But researchers warn that taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax may increase the risk of...

The Handy Tool for Healthy Chips

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want chips that deliver great taste without the typical additives in most packaged varieties? Then a food dehydrator is the kitchen appliance for you....

Thriving in a Multi-Generational Home

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're part of a multi-generational home, you're in good company. The number of Americans living with two or more adult generations of one family rose...

Quieter NICUs a Good Rx for Premature Babies

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Shhhhh. Preterm infants can benefit from quiet times in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), a new study says. High noise levels are known to...

Trans Women Have Raised Odds of Breast Cancer, But Risk Still...

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender women on gender-confirming hormone therapy have increased odds of breast cancer, but the overall risk is low and not as high as it is for the...

More Back-to-Back Heat Waves Will Come With Climate Change

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another health danger climate change will deliver in the coming years: New research warns that back-to-back heat waves that go on for days will...

Glucosamine Joint Pain Supplement Could Help the Heart

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Glucosamine has long been used as a supplement to help ease the joint pain of arthritis, but new research suggests its anti-inflammatory properties might...

Parents, Here's How to Protect Your Child During Measles...

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As measles outbreaks rage in many parts of the United States, one expert has advice for parents on how to protect their children from the disease. On Monday...

Post-Hospital Low Blood Sugar a Danger to Diabetics

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you are a diabetes patient, can having low blood sugar levels when you are discharged from the hospital be dangerous to your health? That's what a new...

AHA News: Why Are Women With Diabetes at Greater Risk for Poor...

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Diabetes can be a risk factor for heart disease – but for women, the condition can lead to worse outcomes than for men. The...

Not All Sugars Are Created Equal

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to sugars in food, you're far better off having a bowl of blueberries than a granola bar, a nutritionist says. Added sugars just aren't the...

AHA News: Dangerous Blood Clots May Be the Latest Risk From...

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- LDL cholesterol – the so-called "bad" cholesterol – is known to narrow arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It...

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