ARCHIVE: August 2019

Don’t wanna wipe out? Read this before you hop on an e-scooter

Scooter sharing companies have reinvented the wheels of transportation in cities such as Tampa, which recently began a year-long pilot program. With so many people zipping along downtown sidewalks...

Can Breast Cancer Be a Risk Factor for Opioid Use Among Older...

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dealing with breast cancer is tough, and the depression and anxiety that can come with the diagnosis can up the risk of using opioids while lowering...

Even a Little Drinking While Pregnant Ups Miscarriage Odds: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Just small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage, researchers warn. They analyzed 24 studies conducted between 1970 and...

AHA News: Understanding Connection Between Poverty, Childhood...

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Traumatic childhood experiences among the poor and uninsured are associated with higher cardiovascular risk, according to new research....

Thousands of Kidneys Thrown Away by U.S. Transplant Centers

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to using kidneys from deceased donors, the United States might want to follow France's example. That's according to new research that found...

Rising Obesity Rates Undermining Strides Made Against Heart...

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rising obesity rates, coupled with an associated jump in diabetes and high blood pressure cases, appears to be undoing decades of gains made against heart...

Test All U.S. Adults for Hepatitis C, Expert Panel Says

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C infection rates have exploded in the United States, more than tripling over the past decade. Because of this, routine screening for hepatitis C...

Is Your Forgetfulness Reason for Concern?

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Do others tell you that you're forgetful? Do you have a hard time remembering names? Memory lapses happen to nearly everyone and can happen at any age....

How to Make a Richer, Healthier Chocolate Dessert

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Creamy chocolate pudding is major comfort food, but most store-bought and even homemade versions have loads of sugar and little nutrition. Yet it is...

Why ADHD Might Raise the Risk of Early Death

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Swedish researchers think they have honed in on why people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to die prematurely....

What Treatments Work Best to Prevent Suicide?

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you or someone you love is thinking about suicide, a new review points to effective treatments that can reduce suicide risk. Some involve therapy --...

'Synthetic Pot' Laced With Rat Poison Lands People in...

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using "synthetic pot" is rolling the dice with your health, experts warn, pointing to a healthy 26-year-old woman who ended up in the ER after smoking a...

Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $572 Million Over...

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An Oklahoma judge on Monday ruled against one of America's biggest companies, Johnson & Johnson -- ordering it to pay $572 million as part of the first...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Struggle With Heart Troubles

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The treatments that childhood cancer patients receive often save their lives, but they also make survivors prone to heart troubles, a new study finds. For...

For Seniors, 'Silent Strokes' Are Common Post-Surgery...

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Silent strokes are common in seniors who have had surgery, and may double their risk of mental decline within a year, a Canadian study reports. While an...

Staying Optimistic Might Lengthen Your Life, Study Shows

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An upbeat view of life may increase your odds for living to a ripe old age, new research suggests. The finding stems from a look at optimism and longevity...

Every Sudden Infant Death Deserves a Closer Look: Report

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whenever a healthy infant dies suddenly, that death should be investigated to determine if abuse or neglect was the cause. So claims a new report from the...

Dodge Dementia With Healthy Lifestyle

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors, here's a recipe for preventing dementia: eat well, exercise and don't smoke. The only catch, according to a new study? If you carry genes that...

Concussions May Leave Former NFL Players With Another Issue:...

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Low testosterone is not something most people typically associate with NFL players. But repeated concussions from professional football appear to be...

AHA News: Study of Skiers Holds Surprises About A-Fib, Stroke...

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Exercise is important for health and wellbeing. But past studies suggest high-intensity exercise may be a risk factor for an irregular heart...

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