ARCHIVE: August 2019

Tips for Preventing Diverticulitis

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although colonoscopy screens for cancer, it can also uncover a common condition called diverticulosis. This is when one or more pockets develop in the colon...

Raising Legal Smoking Age to 21 Works

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parts of the United States that raised the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 have seen significant reductions in cigarette smoking among young adults....

Pure CBD Won't Make You Fail a Drug Test, But…

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As the CBD craze sweeps the nation, some users may wonder whether the cannabis extract can make them fail a drug test. A preliminary study suggests the answer...

New Study Finds a Family Risk for Blood Cancer

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If a close relative has had blood cancer, you're more likely to get it, a large new study reports. The researchers analyzed data from 16 million people in...

AHA News: Stroke May Lead to Lower Vitamin D

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Low vitamin D levels do not lead to strokes but can result from them, according to the latest study that looks at the relationship between...

Giving Up Meat Could Help Your Health -- And the Planet's

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If Americans traded in their hamburgers for tofu, buckwheat and asparagus, it could make a big difference in the health of the planet -- without...

Lethal Deception: Deaths From Cocaine Laced With Fentanyl on the...

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Across the United States and Canada, people are buying cocaine only to discover too late that it contains potentially deadly fentanyl, a new report warns....

FDA Reports More Seizures Among Vapers

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There have been 118 more reports of e-cigarette users suffering seizures since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first warned the public about the...

Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amid a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, a new study finds that even children are being prescribed powerful opioid painkillers after having their tonsils...

Can Major Surgeries Cause a Long-Term 'Brain Drain'?

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Before any surgery, you typically hear warnings about risks like bleeding and infection, but new research suggests that problems with thinking or memory can...

Personal Trainers' Top Tips

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder what top trainers tell their best clients? Personal trainers excel in mapping out individualized exercise programs. And they also offer insights...

When to Replace Athletic Shoes

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you've made a financial commitment to athletic shoes, no doubt you want your money's worth. But it's important to replace them when you see specific...

Heart-Healthy Habits Good For Your Brain

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want to reduce your risk of dementia? Take care of your heart. That's the takeaway from a new study that suggests good heart health in middle age could...

Unlocking Speech for Kids With Autism

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For parents of a child with autism, communication is often the No. 1 hurdle. But what if there were a simple way to help them get their youngster talking...

How Much Coffee Is Too Much for Migraine Sufferers?

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have migraines, one or two cups of coffee a day may be okay, but three or more could raise your risk of an attack, a new study concludes. "...

New DNA Blood Test May Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatment

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could the DNA from a patient's breast tumor help doctors spot whether stray cancer cells are still in her blood? That's what a small, new study suggests...

Doctors Come Out Against Gay Conversion Therapy

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- So-called "conversion therapy" can trigger depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidal thoughts and attempts, and it should be banished in...

Steady Stream of Lesser Head Hits in Football Can Still Damage...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions are bad news for the brain, but what about the less damaging hits to the head that are the nuts and bolts of contact sports? Do they also pose...

Don't Sweat It: Hyperhidrosis Can Be Treated

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's nothing more embarrassing than sweating profusely in public places, yet one expert says many people suffer through the humiliation for decades....

Fast-Food Joints on Your Way to Work? Your Waistline May Widen

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, KFC: If you pass by these and other fast-food outlets on your daily commute, weight gain might be the result, new...

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