ARCHIVE: November 2019

How to Prevent Holiday Headaches

SATURDAY, Nov. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The holiday season can give you real headaches, but you can take action to prevent them, an expert says. To reduce stress, make plans well in advance and...

If sewing is your bag, we have a story for you

When chief nurse anesthetist Nicole Hubbard first heard that leftover operating room material could be turned into sleeping bags for the homeless instead of being thrown away, she thought it would be...

Sex Isn't Always What Drives 'Sexting'

FRIDAY, Nov. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Sexting" may sound salacious, but it isn't always about sex, a new study shows. In fact, two-thirds of adults who send these sexually oriented text...

Air Pollution May Up Glaucoma Risk

FRIDAY, Nov. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of air pollution may increase your chances of developing the vision-robbing illness glaucoma, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data...

Deportation Fears Linked to Migrant Women's High Blood...

FRIDAY, Nov. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of deportation doubles the risk of high blood pressure in Mexican-born women in farmworker families who live in California's Salinas Valley, a new study...

Leg Pain Could Spell Peripheral Artery Disease for Some

FRIDAY, Nov. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Leg pain while walking or doing other activities could be a sign of peripheral artery disease, an expert says. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) develops...

Does Informed Consent Before Heart Procedure Actually Inform?

THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients who have an artery-opening procedure don't understand or remember information they receive before their surgery, and most have unrealistic...

Even in Small Doses, Air Pollution Harms Older Americans

THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even a little exposure to the fine particles of air pollution can translate into higher hospitalization rates for a number of common conditions among...

Don't Let Allergies Spoil Your Holidays

THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma or allergies can put a damper on holiday gatherings. But there are ways you can stay healthy, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology...

Got Chronic Heartburn? Easy Does It During the Thanksgiving Feast

THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The turkey, stuffing, cranberries, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table may look tempting, but if you have gastroesophageal...

Does MRI Screening Benefit Women With Extremely Dense Breasts?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Health experts already know that women with extremely dense breasts don't get the same benefit from mammography as women without very dense breast tissue...

Give HIV-Infected Newborns Meds Right Away to Improve Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Giving HIV-suppressing medications to infected babies within hours of birth is feasible and might help doctors eliminate hidden reservoirs of the virus,...

Popular Heartburn Drugs May Up Odds of Stomach Bug

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're one of the millions who rely on medications known as proton pump inhibitors for relief from heartburn, you may be at higher risk of illness from...

AHA News: Flu Prevention Strategies Beyond Getting a Shot and...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- It's cold and flu season, and the usual advice is being dispensed: Get the influenza vaccine, wash your hands regularly and avoid contact...

Women Lead Upswing in U.S. Binge Drinking

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Binge drinking is on the rise among Americans, especially among women, with rates doubling among childless females in their early 30s, a new study finds...

Ultrasound Treatment Might Ease Parkinson's Tremors

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound may provide lasting relief from the involuntary muscle movements that are so debilitating to people with Parkinson's disease and another...

Gunshot Wounds Have Long-Term Health Consequences: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency department patients treated for gunshot wounds to the chest or abdomen are more likely to wind up in the hospital again than those who have such...

U.S. Poison Centers Field More Calls About Psychoactive...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to natural substances with psychoactive effects -- including marijuana, kratom, magic mushrooms and nutmeg -- triggered more than 67,300 calls to...

Switching Mammograms to Once Every 2 Years Could Come With Risks

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women who get mammograms every two years instead of annually might face a greater risk of being diagnosed with larger, later-stage breast tumors, a new,...

More E. coli Illnesses Linked to Tainted Romaine Lettuce

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans have been sickened with E. coli after eating romaine lettuce thought to be grown in Salinas, Calif., federal health officials said Tuesday...

Pages