ARCHIVE: August 2019

Keto Diet May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The keto diet has plenty of weight-loss devotees who swear by the high fat, low-carb plan. Now, new research from India suggests it may benefit people with...

Football Head Trauma Linked Again to Long-Term Brain Damage

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Just how dangerous is American football? Pretty dangerous, a new analysis claims. Repeated exposure to head trauma during play often causes significant...

Rugby-Style Tackling Might Make Football Safer

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could the rugby way of tackling lower the risk of concussions in American football? A new study claims it could, by reducing the force of head impacts. "For...

Explaining, Easing the Horror of Mass Shootings for Your Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past weekend, 21 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, while a separate incident in Dayton, Ohio, claimed the lives...

AHA News: Common Prostate Cancer Treatment May Increase Risk of...

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Many men with prostate cancer rely on common testosterone-blocking drugs as a part of their treatment. But those so-called antiandrogens also...

Some Transgender Women May Be Able to Make Sperm

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are exploring fertility preservation in transgender women. And while they say there are no guarantees, they report it's possible to start...

After Pot Legalized, Colorado's Teens Moved From Smoking to...

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use in 2014, and a new study shows that the state's teens have since started to move away from smoking pot to other...

Stay Social to Help Cut Your Odds of Dementia

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The evidence continues to mount that staying socially engaged as you age helps keep dementia at bay. In a new study, British researchers found that being...

4 Tips for a Healthier Home

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Simple steps can help you protect your home from health dangers big and small. Here are four tips to get you started: It can't be said often enough:...

4 Personal Items You Probably Should Replace Today

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Is your toothbrush more than four months old? And how about your contact lens case? These and other everyday essentials need regular replacing, no matter how...

New Moms Can Save a Life By Donating Cord Blood

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women should keep in mind that donating their umbilical cord blood could save lives, a clinical cell therapy expert says. Cord blood is the blood...

Could a 'Tickle' a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A small electric "tickle" to the ear may affect the body's nervous system, and British researchers claim this can promote overall well-being and may...

For Kids With Asthma, Allergies, New School Year Can Bring Flare...

SUNDAY, Aug. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As kids head back to school, it's important for parents to keep potential asthma and allergy challenges in mind. "In the fall, allergists see an increase in...

Choose Your Running Shoes Carefully

SATURDAY, Aug. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a runner, the wrong running shoe could sideline you, a foot expert says. Choose carefully, or you risk discomfort, pain and injuries such as shin...

Finances Affect Women's Choice of Breast Cancer Treatment:...

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cost often influences breast cancer patients' decisions about surgery, even if they have good incomes and insurance, a new study finds. "Eligible women with...

Teens Are Getting Hooked on Leftover Prescription Meds

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from a variety of sources, researchers report. They conducted two studies; the first one involved...

Frailty Not a Normal Part of Aging

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's something everyone fears will happen to them as they age: sapped strength, slowed walking, weight loss and an inability to perform daily tasks with ease...

AHA News: Hurricane Checklist: Batteries, Bottled Water &...

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- With hurricane season in full swing, the constant counsel along the nation's coastlines is to be prepared. But that means more than filling...

Dangerous Sesame Allergy Affects Many Americans

FRIDAY, Aug. 2 , 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1.5 million children and adults in the United States have sesame allergy -- more than previously believed, a new study finds. And even though...

Trouble Driving At Night? Yellow Lenses Won't Help

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Night-driving" glasses that promise to dim the glare of headlights may not work as advertised, a new study finds. The glasses, featuring yellow-tinted...

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