ARCHIVE: June 2019

Few Days of Formula Feeding After Delivery Won't Harm...

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If your newborn is breastfeeding and losing weight, will feeding her formula do any harm? Though doctors have long advised against it, a new study suggests...

Legalizing Medical Pot Won't Ease Opioid Crisis: Study

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana has been a beacon of hope in the opioid epidemic, with states legalizing weed in hopes that its use will cut down on fatal overdoses from...

One Simple Food Substitution Might Help Save the Planet

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One simple change in your diet -- replacing beef with poultry -- could go a long way toward curbing climate change, research shows. Beef is the largest...

When Fido Comes Along on Your Vacation

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Summertime is vacation time, and plenty of people bring their pets along on their adventure, so one expert offers tips on how to make the trip fun for all...

AHA News: 3 Simple Steps Could Save 94 Million Lives Worldwide

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Doing three relatively easy things could help save 94.3 million people around the world from premature deaths caused by cardiovascular...

Concussion Often Hits Elementary School Kids, Too

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions aren't only a concern for high school and college athletes -- they're also a leading injury risk for kids as young as age 5 who play sports....

Drug May Help Delay Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A two-year delay in the onset of type 1 diabetes could make a big difference for people with the disease. And researchers say a new drug may make that...

Bedroom Light at Night Might Boost Women's Weight

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women, beware: Sleeping with a light on or the TV going in your bedroom could make you put on weight. That's the finding of new research published in JAMA...

How to Put Limits on Your Family's Screen Time

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- While kids get some benefit from using digital and social media, such as early learning and exposure to new ideas, too much of it can negatively affect their...

Healthy Nuts: The Best of the Best

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From positive effects on cholesterol levels to reducing the risk of heart disease and even some cancers, nuts are good for you. Ounce for ounce, they are...

Race Affects Life Expectancy in Major U.S. Cities

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fifty-six of America's 500 biggest cities have major gaps in life expectancy between neighborhoods, a new study reveals. These gaps can mean people in one...

Vitamin D Supplements Don't Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Study

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin supplements don't appear to prevent type 2 diabetes in those at highest risk for the disease, a new study finds. Some studies have suggested that...

Chickenpox Vaccine Shields Kids From Shingles, Too

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Shingles isn't usually considered a kids' disease, but children can get this painful condition. Fortunately, the chickenpox vaccine can also protect them...

Whooping Cough Vaccine Effectiveness Fades With Time: Study

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The waning effectiveness of a flawed whooping cough vaccine is the main culprit in recent outbreaks of the highly contagious bacterial infection, a new study...

Sugary Sodas Still Popular, But Warnings, Taxes Can Curb Uptake

SUNDAY, June 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eight of every 10 American households buys sodas and other sugary drinks each week, adding up to 2,000 calories per household per week, new research shows....

What and How You Eat Affects Your Odds for Type 2 Diabetes

SATURDAY, June 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The kind of foods you eat, and even the order in which you eat them can affect your odds of developing type 2 diabetes, three new studies suggest. The...

The Scoop on Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Snow Cones

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cold, sweet ice cream cones are a favorite summertime treat -- but don't overdo it. They're high in calories and less nutritious than you probably think....

How Your Marital Status Affects Your Odds of Dying From Heart...

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your gender and marital status hold telling clues about your risk of dying of heart disease, a large British study suggests. It found that widowed and...

Soldiers' Odds for Suicide Quadruple When Loaded Gun at Home

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Owning their own firearm, carrying it in public and keeping it loaded in the home: These three factors are each tied to a fourfold rise in the likelihood...

Opioids Put Alzheimer's Patients at Risk of Pneumonia: Study

FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with Alzheimer's disease who take opioid painkillers are more likely to develop pneumonia, Finnish researchers report. The overall odds are 30%...

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