ARCHIVE: June 2019

Eye Injuries From Fireworks in U.S. Have Nearly Doubled

SUNDAY, June 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As communities across America enjoy fireworks this July Fourth, folks should keep eye safety in mind. The number of eye injuries caused by fireworks nearly...

Sour Note: Marching Band Members at Risk When Temperatures Soar

SATURDAY, June 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is sure to strike a chord with anyone who plays in a high school or college marching band. The researchers report that long, afternoon...

Connected Teens Become Healthier Adults

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who feel connected with others at home and school have fewer serious health problems and risks as young adults, a new study suggests. Young adults who...

Unnecessary Ambulance Calls in NYC Spiked After Obamacare

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Use of ambulances for non-emergency situations soared in New York City after the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new study finds. With the advent of Obamacare...

AHA News: Who's Helping Smokers Quit? Probably Not Their...

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Smoking doesn't just wreck the lungs. It's a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, and a new study says most cardiologists aren't doing...

Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test: CDC

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than 4 in 10 Americans have ever heeded federal government recommendations to be tested for HIV, health officials reported Thursday. "Getting tested...

Is Your County an Opioid Overdose 'Hotspot'?

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- America's opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives, but certain counties in the South and Midwest are paying the highest price more often, researchers...

Prenatal Opioid Exposure Could Bring Long-Term Harm to Kids

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to opioids in the womb may have heightened risks of long-term mental and physical health issues, a new study suggests. The findings,...

How Do Kids Learn To Turn Off Troublesome Tics?

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many kids with tics can suppress them, and learning how they do it could lead to ways to help prevent major tic disorders such as Tourette syndrome,...

Broccoli You Are Sure to Love

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Looking to boost your fiber and vitamin C in one bite? Forget dietary supplements -- emerald green broccoli is the answer. Cup for cup, broccoli has more...

How to Prevent Exercise Accidents

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's great to challenge yourself to keep workouts interesting, but you need to take steps to avoid injury whether you're new to exercise or a seasoned...

When It Comes to Treating Infertility, Race, Education and...

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you struggle with infertility, chances are you will be twice as likely to get treatment for the heartbreaking condition if you are white, college-educated...

Meet 'Huggable,' the Robot Bear Who's Helping...

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- He sings, he plays games -- and Huggable the 'social robot' teddy bear could be good medicine for kids in the hospital. In a study of 50 children, aged 3 to...

Medtronic Recalls Some Insulin Pumps as FDA Warns They Could Be...

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that some high-tech insulin pumps made by Medtronic are being recalled for potential cybersecurity...

Women's Exposure to Solvents at Work Tied to Autism in...

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers who are often exposed to solvent chemicals in the workplace appear to have an increased risk of autism, a new study finds. The study...

FDA Updates Cases of Food-Related Heart Disease in Pets

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 500 reports of heart disease in dogs and cats linked to some pet foods have been confirmed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday...

Will Video Games Make Your Kid Obese? Maybe Not

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To the millions of parents who worry about the extra pounds their child might pile on while playing Xbox all day, rest easy. A new study suggests that...

Selfie Craze Has Young Americans Viewing Plastic Surgery More...

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might be more apt to seek out a face-lift, a new nose, hair implants or a boob job if you're a fan of posting selfies on social media, a new study...

AHA News: Even the Threat of Homelessness May Bring Higher...

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- People who are homeless or who live in marginal housing where they are vulnerable to homelessness are at higher risk for strokes, even at...

Air Pollution Bad News for Your Blood Pressure

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another finding that shows air pollution is bad for more than just your lungs, a new study suggests long-term exposure could raise your risk of high...

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