ARCHIVE: June 2019

For Some, Trouble Tracking Finances Could Be Sign of Dementia

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If someone you know is struggling to keep track of their finances as they age, early dementia might be the culprit. That's the conclusion of researchers...

Keeping the Lid on Global Warming Could Save American Lives

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis suggests the Trump administration should have considered how unchecked climate change might harm U.S. citizens before it pulled out of a...

Human Endurance May Have Its Limits: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The human mind and body are capable of great things, but even the best can hit a wall, new research suggests. In endurance challenges such as the Ironman...

ACA's Medicaid Expansion May Have Lowered Heart Disease...

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research supports the notion that Obamacare has improved the health of Americans: State expansions in Medicaid appear to have cut the number of deaths...

AHA News: Torn Heart Artery Put Young Mom on Verge of Death

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- As Jara Herron walked down her hallway to feed her 10-day-old baby, she didn't feel right. She was nauseous. Her chest felt like elephants...

Few Prostate Cancer Patients Are Getting Checkups They Need

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- While men with early-stage prostate cancer can delay treatment, few follow guidelines for monitoring their condition, researchers report. In fact, their...

American Soldiers' Hearts in Worse Shape Than Civilians...

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research shatters the image of U.S. soldiers as the epitome of fitness and primed for battle: Instead, they are less likely to have ideal blood...

FDA Approves First Drug to Help Tame Cluster Headaches

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the nod to Emgality, an injected medication that's the first to cut the frequency of cluster...

Add Pizzazz, Not Calories, With Zucchini

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you grow it yourself or buy it at your farmers' market or grocery store, zucchini is a great way to add variety to traditional dishes and even...

The Lifelong Health Benefits of Intimacy

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Much research has explored the mental and physical health benefits of maintaining social contacts well into later life. Studies also show that maintaining...

Dentists Prescribe Antibiotics Far Too Often: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists tend to be overeager when it comes to prescribing antibiotics, new research suggests. The study authors found that antibiotics prescribed to...

Many Dietary Supplements Dangerous for Teens

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- While taking vitamins may be fine for teens and young adults, supplements for weight loss, muscle-building and added energy may trigger severe medical...

Average American Ingests 70,000 Bits of Microplastic Each Year

WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely tiny bits of plastic: They're in your food and drink, and even in the air around you. Now, new research calculates that the average American...

Chicken No Better Than Beef for Your Cholesterol?

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Flying in the face of popular belief, new research suggests both red meat and white meat can drive up your cholesterol levels. The study was conducted by...

Falls Are Increasingly Lethal for Older Americans

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from falls are increasing sharply among elderly Americans, a new study finds. Nearly 25,000 people 75 and older died as a result of falls in 2016...

Testicular Cancer Treatment Unlikely to Trigger Birth Defects

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research should reassure dads-to-be who've had testicular cancer that treatment with radiation or chemotherapy doesn't raise the risk of fathering babies...

Another Use for Beta Blockers? Curbing A-fib

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People whose heart rhythm problems stem from stress and anger may benefit from taking beta blocker drugs, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation (a-fib)...

AHA News: For LGBTQ Patients, Discrimination Can Become Barrier...

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- In recent years, medical experts have been awakening to the specialized needs of LGBTQ people. But one of the most significant barriers to...

Common Supplement Ingredient Could Harm Fetus, FDA Warns

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vinpocetine, a compound found in many dietary supplements, may pose a risk to women of childbearing age, U.S. health officials warn. A review by the U.S....

Is MRI Screening Worth It for Breast Cancer Survivors?

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Breast MRI screening is a good way to detect small tumors, but it's unclear how much it benefits women with a history of breast cancer, a new study finds....

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