ARCHIVE: August 2019

Higher Risk of Mental Health Problems for Transgender College...

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender college students are two to four times more likely than their classmates to have mental health problems, researchers say. They analyzed data...

Toxic Pond Algae Is Killing Dogs -- How to Protect Your Pooch

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your dog bounds heedlessly into a local lake or pond, playfully splashing in the water. But within minutes, your canine companion is staggering, drooling or...

Nearly Half of U.S. Patients Keep Vital Secrets From Their...

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of U.S. patients don't tell their physicians about potentially life-threatening risks such as domestic violence, sexual assault, depression or...

Fast-Food Joints in the Neighborhood? Heart Attack Rates Likely...

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you live in a neighborhood where fast-food restaurants abound, you might be more likely to have a heart attack, new research suggests. It turns out...

CDC Recommends Catch-Up HPV Vaccination for Young Adults

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults up through the age of 26 should now get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, U.S. health officials recommended Thursday. Until now, the U....

AHA News: Age Could Be Key to Women's Worse Quality of Life...

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- After a stroke, women are known to have a worse health-related quality of life than men, both in the short term and long term. Now a study...

Diving Deeper Into Sunscreen's Impact on Marine Life

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Is the sunscreen you slather on your body marketed as safe for coral reefs? New research suggests those claims may not be entirely true. Trace metals and...

FDA Approves Drug for Most Deadly Form of TB

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug has been approved as part of a powerful, three-pronged treatment regimen for the most deadly strain of tuberculosis, the U.S. Food and Drug...

FDA Proposes Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers would have to get past some gruesome imagery to purchase a pack of cigarettes under a new rule proposed Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug...

How to Relieve Dry, Irritated Eyes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Do all the ads for dry eye relief have you thinking you could have this condition? If you've ever felt like you had a grain of sand in your eye when...

Spice Up Your Meals With Habanero Chili Chutney

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a chili pepper lover who can take the heat, then take it to the next level with super spicy habaneros. Habaneros aren't for the faint of heart....

Many Doctors Refusing Care of People Prescribed Opioids

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Folks taking opioids for chronic pain may run into trouble if they need to find a new doctor. A new "secret shopper" survey of 194 Michigan primary care...

More Than Half of Younger Patients Skip or Quit Blood Pressure...

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure can be a killer. But a new study finds that more than half of younger patients -- those under 65 -- who are prescribed high blood...

For Kids Born With HIV, Taking Needed Meds Gets Harder With Age...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As they get older, U.S. children born with HIV are less likely to take the medicine they need to fight the AIDS-causing virus, a new study finds. About...

Fewer Opioid Painkillers Can Still Control Surgery Pain

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery patients can routinely be prescribed fewer opioid pills -- even just a handful -- without sacrificing their pain relief. That's what doctors at...

New Treatments Could Be Powerful Weapons Against Brain Tumors

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New therapies are showing real promise in fighting the type of brain cancer that claimed the lives of Sens. John McCain and Ted Kennedy, a pair of new...

Who Multitasks Better: Men or Women? The Answer May Surprise You

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Multitasking is equally taxing for women and men, according to a study that challenges the popular notion that women are better at it. For the study, 48...

AHA News: Tiring Easily May Warn of Future Heart Trouble

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Fatigue is universal, a feeling that becomes increasingly familiar as people get older. But when you fatigue too easily, it may not just...

Scientists Creating Gene Map of Human 'Microbiome'

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of genes in bacteria that live in and on people could top 1 billion trillion -- and at least half appear to be unique to their host. That...

America's Obesity Epidemic May Mean Some Cancers Are...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Since the turn of the century, American obesity rates have skyrocketed. And now a new study indicates that as the nation's waistlines expand, cancers long...

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