ARCHIVE: August 2019

How Many Fruits and Veggies Do You Really Need?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans still don't get enough fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. If money and time are concerns, your favorite drive-through donut and...

The Return of a Training Classic for Runners

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With running, proper form is essential for everything from desired speed to injury prevention. But for many people, muscle memory has locked in less-than-...

Speed Stroke Recovery With Exercise

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise significantly improves stroke survivors' endurance and walking ability, researchers report. They analyzed 19 studies that included...

Unplugging From Social Media on Vacation? It's Tough at...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a vacation from social media and digital technology while you travel can cause withdrawal symptoms, but a small study suggests you'll come to enjoy...

Less 'Screen Time,' More Sleep = Better-...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- School kids who get to bed early rather than staring at their devices at night may be better equipped to control their behavior, a new study suggests....

Here's How Too Much Social Media Can Harm Girls

WEDNESDAY, Aug 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bingeing on social media isn't good for any teen, but new research has pinpointed three ways in which hours spent on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and...

Scientists Uncover More Autism Genes

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that underscores the major role genetics plays in autism risk, researchers report they have identified 16 new genes linked to the developmental...

All U.S. Adults Should Be Screened for Illicit Drug Use,...

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amid an ongoing epidemic of opioid addiction and misuse, a national panel on Tuesday advised that doctors routinely screen all adults for illicit drug use...

Scans Reveal 'Smoldering' Spots in Brains Touched by MS

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Smoldering" spots in the brains of multiple sclerosis patients may signal more aggressive and disabling forms of the disease, researchers report. Their...

Concussed NFL Players Sidelined for Much Longer Nowadays

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The length of time that NFL players are sidelined after a concussion has tripled in the past two decades, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from...

Lots of Gluten During Toddler Years Might Raise Odds for Celiac...

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Too much white bread and pasta fed to at-risk kids under age 5 could increase their odds of developing celiac disease, a new international study has...

ADHD Meds May Alter Boys' Brains

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One of the most popular and effective medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to alter the brains of boys with the...

AHA News: Younger Stroke Survivors More At Risk For Anxiety

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Anxiety is more than twice as common in younger stroke survivors, especially those who show symptoms of depression, than in older patients...

AHA News: Rising Blood Pressure Puts Women At Greater Stroke...

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- As the severity of high blood pressure rises, the risk of stroke rises almost twice as quickly in women compared with men, according to a...

Tight Blood Pressure Control Could Help Save Aging Brains

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Staying sharp and warding off dementia might rely, in part, on doing your best to keep high blood pressure at bay. So finds a new study that suggests...

Heavy Smog as Bad as Pack-a-Day Smoking for Lungs

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Living in a more polluted area of the United States may be as damaging to your lungs as a pack-a-day cigarette habit, according to a new long-term study....

The Effects of Exercise on Your Appetite

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you hungry after you exercise? That might not be a problem if you're at a healthy weight, but if you're trying to shed extra pounds, the calories you...

Building a Better Backpack

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A well-organized backpack helps ensure that your child has everything needed for school. Problems start when it becomes overloaded. Lugging around a heavy...

One Man's False Teeth Got 'Lost' in His Throat...

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scheduled for surgery? Don't forget to take your dentures out. According to a new report, one 72-year-old man who had abdominal surgery in England...

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Harm the Heart: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When men have both advanced prostate cancer and heart disease, treatment may pose a dilemma: Newer hormonal therapies that can slow the cancer down might...

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