ARCHIVE: June 2019

Your Drinking Water May Harbor Cancer-Causing Nitrate: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of tons of nitrate from industrial farming find their way into America's drinking water each year, causing thousands of cases of cancer and other...

Nearly 1 in 4 Home Care Aides Faces Verbal Abuse

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being yelled at or insulted is never easy. But it's a situation faced by about one-quarter of U.S. home health care workers, a new study finds. Certain...

Which Foods Are the Best Sources of Dietary Fiber?

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The more we learn about fiber, the more important the recommendation to get enough of it becomes. Key Health Benefits of Fiber Lowering cholesterol...

Surprising Ways Owning a Dog Is Good for Your Health

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Apart from the sheer fun of owning a pet, having a dog enhances well-being and even personal growth in many ways. Caring for a dog teaches kids...

1 in 5 People Living in Conflict Areas Has a Mental Health...

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- About 22% of people who live in conflict areas suffer from mental health problems, a new study review finds. Common problems include depression,...

Obesity Could Worsen MS Disability

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity can worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms, researchers say. Their study involved 140 patients with the relapsing-remitting form of MS, which means...

'Dad Shaming' Is Real, Survey Shows

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's not just Moms: Just ahead of Father's Day, a new survey finds that about half of American dads say they've been criticized about their parenting...

Can Playing a Sport Foster Better-Adjusted Kids?

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a young child involved in organized sports may have a mental health payoff down the line, according to a new study. Kids who had participated in...

Bones Help Black People Keep Facial Aging at Bay

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Why do so many black adults continue to look youthful as they age? A new study says it's in their bones. Researchers found that the facial bones of black...

U.S. Expert Panel Supports HIV-Prevention Pill for People at...

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A daily pill that can block transmission of HIV should be prescribed to people at high risk of infection with the AIDS-causing virus, according to a highly...

AHA News: How to Have a Heart-Healthy Pregnancy Before You Even...

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Taking good care of your health, especially your heart, is important during pregnancy. But preconception care – the care you get...

Blood From Previously Pregnant Women Is Safe for Donation: Study

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Red blood cell donations from women who have been pregnant won't cause fatal reactions in patients who get the blood, a new study finds. Earlier studies...

Study Refutes Notion That People on Warfarin Shouldn't Eat...

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Spinach-loving seniors, rejoice. A new study suggests that -- despite doctor warnings to the contrary -- you can eat leafy greens rich in vitamin K if you...

Cancer Survivors Predicted to Top 22 Million by 2030

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are surviving cancer, and their numbers could top 22 million in another decade, the American Cancer Society says. Currently, thanks to...

Opioid Misuse, Binge Drinking Often Go Hand in Hand

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Of the more than 4 million Americans who misuse prescription opioids, more than half also binge drink, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Why Humans Respond to Music and Monkeys Don't

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If your loved one's crooning is music to your ears, the reason appears to rest with part of brain that is super-sensitive to pitch. That's the upshot of a...

Your Guide to a Healthier Home for Better Asthma Control

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you or a family member has asthma, your doctor has most likely mapped out the steps you need to take to treat an asthma flare. Creating a healthier...

Say Yes to Yummy, Healthy Yogurt

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Creamy and rich, yogurt is a versatile dairy food that can be turned into delicious meals. It's high in protein, probiotics to help with digestion, and...

Gene Test Might Someday Gauge Your Heart Attack Risk

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Can a DNA test predict a person's future heart health? Perhaps, researchers say. A team of Canadian researchers found that by analyzing a person's entire...

High Blood Pressure at Doctor's Office May Be More...

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you dread seeing the doctor and your blood pressure reading always seems to be high at the doctor's office, a new review says you should take those...

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