ARCHIVE: June 2019

'Secret Shopper' Study Finds Many Who Need Addiction...

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When people who are addicted to opioids make the difficult decision to quit, the last thing they need to face are barriers to treatment. Yet, a new "secret...

This man wanted to know: Whose heart saved my life?

Ken Davis wanted to know whose heart was beating inside his chest. He was grateful to the Tampa General Hospital team that performed his heart transplant operation, and deeply thankful to the...

Sweet, Healthier Treats From Your Stand Mixer

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you in the mood to mix up something sinful, but don't want to wreck your healthy eating plans? Use a stand mixer to do the heavy blending and whipping...

A 5-Minute Recipe for Stress Relief

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it comes from demands at home, a slow commute or monthly bills, it's hard to escape stress. Beyond affecting your mood, it can play havoc with your...

Caffeine, Nicotine Withdrawal Can Cause Problems in the ICU:...

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden withdrawal from coffee and cigarettes can trigger symptoms that mimic serious disease, leading to unnecessary tests in hospital intensive care units,...

Patient Catches on Fire During Heart Surgery

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having emergency heart surgery is always risky, but a new case report reveals an unexpected danger: A flash fire ignited a man's chest during such a...

Instagram 'Self-Harm' Posts Give Rise to Copycat...

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being an Instagram influencer isn't always a good thing. New research found that vulnerable young people who see online posts of self-harm -- like cutting...

Even 25 Cups of Coffee a Day May Be OK for Your Arteries: Study

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee lovers can take comfort in a new finding that shows their caffeine habit won't hurt their arteries. In fact, British researchers said drinking a lot...

Immigrants Make Up 1 in 4 U.S. Health Care Workers

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- They say good help is hard to find, and America's immigration policies could be making it even tougher in the health care field. Immigration crackdown...

Lesbian, Gay Youth at Higher Risk for Self-Harm

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An alarming number of teens practice self-harm, but lesbian, gay and bisexual teens may be more than twice as likely as their straight peers to cut, hit or...

Many Patients Don't Need Opioids After Surgery

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The opioid epidemic has been fueled in part by the overprescribing of painkillers. But a new study finds that up to half of patients may not actually need the...

Obamacare May Have Helped Close 'Race Gap' in Cancer...

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Expanding Medicaid coverage after the Affordable Care Act seems to have narrowed U.S. racial differences in cancer treatment, a new study suggests. Before...

Your Gut Bacteria Could Affect Your Response to Meds

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder why a drug that works for someone else doesn't seem to work for you? You might want to check your gut for the answer. Gut bacteria that process...

Younger Gout Patients Have Higher Odds for Blood Clots

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Older age raises the odds of many ills, but for adults with gout, it's the younger ones who have the highest risk for developing a serious blood clot, new...

How Chinese Gene-Editing Could Backfire: Babies Might Have...

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Last year, a scientist from China created a storm of controversy when he claimed he'd used gene-editing technology to create "designer" twin babies. Now, a...

AHA News: With Summer Vacation Here, How Much Screen Time Is Too...

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Dazzling graphics, engaging applications and a dizzying array of beeps, pings and rings make smartphones and other portable gadgets hard to...

Say Cheers to Lighter Summer Drinks

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want to celebrate longer days and warmer nights with fewer calories? Try these smart ways to cut the calories from favorite cocktails. If you're a daiquiri...

The Dangers of Being a People-Pleaser

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being thoughtful and caring are great qualities to have, but if you go out of your way to get people to like you, you could be a people-pleaser, with...

HIV Patients More Likely to Have Heart Troubles, But Less Access...

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In what amounts to a double whammy for those living with HIV, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says these patients face higher heart...

Sleep-Deprived Teens More Prone to Unsafe Sex: Study

MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents, here's another reason your teenager should get enough sleep: A new study suggests tired teens may be more likely to have unsafe sex. Researchers...

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