ARCHIVE: August 2019

Is a Chlamydia Vaccine on the Horizon?

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia appears safe and potentially effective, an early trial suggests. The phase 1 study included 35...

Obesity and 'Spare Tire' Raise Hispanics' Odds...

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Excess weight, especially a "spare tire" around the middle, increases the risk of an earlier death for Hispanics, a large new study suggests. The study...

Caring Doctors Can Be Life-Changing for Diabetic Patients

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A kind, understanding doctor could spell the difference between life or death for diabetes patients, a new study suggests. British researchers found that...

AHA News: Protein Made During Long Workouts May Warn of Heart...

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Doctors diagnose heart attacks by looking for a specific protein the heart releases when damaged. Now, researchers have found higher levels...

AHA News: Daughter Makes Lifesaving Plea to 911: Coach Me...

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- In March 2017, Mary Smith took an afternoon off work to visit her daughter and 2-week-old grandson Brody at their Minneapolis suburb home...

E-Cig Use Triples Odds That Teens Will Smoke Pot: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking up vaping in adolescence or early adulthood is tied to a more than threefold hike in the odds of becoming a marijuana user, researchers report. The...

August Is Deadliest Month for Young Football Players

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It is an annual rite of summer: sending young men out on football fields across America in the sweltering August heat for grueling practice sessions designed...

How to Kickstart Your Creativity

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You don't have to have the talent of a Rembrandt or Yo-Yo Ma to express creativity and get some very special benefits from doing so. Everyday creativity...

How to Make Perfect Guacamole

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Guacamole is one party dip that's actually good for you, and it's easy to make at home. Hass avocados -- with green skins that turn brown-black when ripe...

What TV Binge-Watching Does to Your Brain

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Binge-watching episodes of your favorite shows does no favors for your brain, an expert warns. "It's important to recognize that the brain is not an...

Too Much Napping May Signal Alzheimer's

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you often find yourself dosing off during the day, new research suggests it might be an early warning sign that you have Alzheimer's disease. Areas of...

Depression, Alzheimer's Might Be Part of Same Process in...

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research is untangling the complex relationship between symptoms of depression and losses in memory and thinking that often emerge together with...

How to Help Your Heart Weather Extreme Heat

SUNDAY, Aug. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As extreme heat events become more common, you need to know how to protect your heart. Hot temperatures and high humidity can lead to dehydration, which...

Why You Should Make Family Meals Part of Your Busy Day

SATURDAY, Aug. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Family meals are a recipe for healthy eating in kids, nutritionists say. "Research shows that families who regularly dine together are more likely to eat...

Bathing a Baby Less Scary Than It Sounds

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Every parent remembers the first time they bathed their newborn, terrified they might accidentally drop or harm their tiny bundle of joy. But one...

Health Threats Don't End for Some Sepsis Survivors

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sepsis is a life-threatening infection that lands its victims in the hospital, but the dangers don't end for survivors who have high levels of inflammation...

Americans' Trust in Scientists Follows a Sharp Political...

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' confidence in scientists is on the rise, but deep political divisions persist, a new nationwide poll reveals. The Pew Research Center poll of...

AHA News: Here's Why Stroke Survivors Need to Pay Attention...

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- People who have had a stroke, and the doctors who treat them, have a lot to be concerned about: regaining mobility and function, controlling...

Heat Waves Brought by Climate Change Could Prove Deadly for...

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research uncovers yet another population that will be vulnerable to the heat waves that climate change is delivering with increasing frequency: people...

Are You Still Putting Off Colon Cancer Screening?

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No one looks forward to a colonoscopy, but it can save your life. So you might be wondering whether a home test is a good alternative. These tests involve...

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