ARCHIVE: August 2019

Climate Change Could Raise Mercury Levels in Some Fish

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new study adds to the list of potential health threats from global warming: Higher mercury levels in certain fish. While eating fish is considered part...

Red Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping that grilled T-bone and having chicken instead could reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. The World Health Organization...

AHA News: A Wake-Up Call on Teen Sleep: Why Doctors Want School...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Kids may be sleeping in to rest up for the upcoming school year, but there are some big questions keeping experts up at night. Is lack...

Despite Cancer Screening, 'Oldest Old' Have Low...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The oldest Americans have higher cancer screening rates but lower cancer survival rates than younger seniors, a new report shows. Those 85 and older --...

Get to Know Luscious Leeks

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Leeks may look like scallions grown out of control, but they can add subtle flavor to many dishes, from soup to sides. Leeks are part of the onion and...

Dig Into a Stove-Top Clambake

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you craving a seafood bonanza but can't get to the beach? Here's how to make a clambake right in your own kitchen. Traditional clambakes serve up more...

Plants on Your Plate Will Protect Your Heart

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pile those vegetables and fruits high when you sit down to eat, and your heart will thank you. A diet rich in plant-based foods translated into fewer...

Vulnerable Preemie Babies Often Behind On Vaccines

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Preemies often lag behind full-term babies in getting routine vaccinations -- and the difference remains at age 3, a new study finds. Misguided parental "...

Adults Need Vaccines, Too

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines aren't just for kids, a doctors' group says. "Many adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives and so have not received...

Too Few U.S. Opioid Users Are Getting OD Antidote

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose, but far too little of the lifesaving drug is used where it is needed the most, a new U.S. government report shows...

AHA News: Stroke Showed He Wasn't Bulletproof –...

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- At 44, A.Jaye Johnson was relearning how to talk, walk and perform basic skills, like using a fork. For years, he'd been the one looking...

New Tool for Med Students: 'Fat Suit'

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Can skinny doctors ever understand what it's like to be fat? A German medical school believes they can -- after they treat patients wearing "fat suits."...

Routine Screening for Pancreatic Cancer Not Warranted, Expert...

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's nothing to be gained by screening for pancreatic cancer in people with no signs or symptoms of the lethal tumor, according to an influential U.S....

Many Young Americans Regret Online Posts Made While High

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, more than a third of young people surveyed said they'd posted on social media while under the influence of drugs, while more than half had...

3 Ways to Improve Your Eating Habits

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You've made the decision to improve your eating habits, but where should you begin? It can seem overwhelming at first. One way to approach new lifestyle...

Try Yellow Peas for Protein Punch

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In the quest for more plant-based protein sources, yellow peas have been getting a lot of good press. And the number of packaged foods enhanced with this "...

Researchers 'Spin' Clinical Trial Findings in Top...

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Summary results of clinical trials published in top journals are often exaggerated, a new review charges. The review says such spin -- exaggerating the...

'Selfies' Might Someday Track Your Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking your blood pressure may become as easy as taking a video selfie if a new smartphone app proves itself. High blood pressure can be a warning sign of a...

In Heat Waves, Fans May Do More Harm Than Good

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking of picking up an electric fan to help keep you cool and protect your health during the next heat wave? You might want to think again. Electric...

Smoking Creates Long-Lasting Risk for Clogged Leg Arteries

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smokers have a sharply higher risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) -- and even if they quit, that added risk can last for decades, a new study...

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