ARCHIVE: January 2020

'Dabbing' Marijuana a Gateway to Heavy Use of Pot

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- "Dabbing" cannabis concentrate is the type of marijuana experimentation most likely to lead teens into frequent and heavy use of the drug, researchers say...

Study Estimates Actual Coronavirus Case Count in Wuhan May Be...

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 76,000 people in the city of Wuhan, China, may have already been infected with the new coronavirus, an estimate that is far higher than the number of...

Newer Gene Sequencing Might Help Track Spread of Latest...

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As China races to stem the spread of a new coronavirus that has now infected nearly 10,000 people and killed more than 200, researchers report that a novel...

Obamacare May Have Boosted Jobs, Education for Poor

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act might have done more than provide more Americans with health insurance: New research suggests accompanying expansions in Medicaid may...

AHA News: These Super Sunday Puppies Aren't Just Adorable,...

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- It's hard to believe, but America's favorite puppy wrangler used to live in a housing development that didn't allow pets. "They lifted...

When Pharmacists Allowed to Give Anti-Opioid Med Without Rx,...

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Allowing pharmacists to provide the opioid overdose drug naloxone without a prescription led to a huge increase in dispensing of the lifesaving drug in Ohio...

New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of colon cancer among Americans spikes sharply between the ages of 49 and 50, a new study finds -- supporting the case for earlier screening for the...

Your Game Plan for Keeping 'Super Bowl Flu' at Bay

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Don't get tackled by the flu if you go to a Super Bowl party this weekend. Some simple precautions can protect you and others, said Libby Richards, an...

Too Much Super Bowl Can Mean Too Little Sleep

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Your Super Bowl party this Sunday may leave you feeling beat on Monday morning, a new survey finds. A survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine...

U.S. Spends Trillions on Health Care, But Health Stats Remain...

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Despite spending far more on health care than other wealthy nations, the United States has the lowest life expectancy and the highest suicide rate, new...

Coronavirus Doesn't Have to Scare You or Your Kids,...

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Coronavirus is all over the news, and people are talking about the latest outbreak that started in China and appears to be rapidly spreading to other...

U.S. Issues Highest Travel Alert for China as WHO Declares...

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The United States issued its highest travel alert for China on Thursday night, advising all Americans to avoid travel to that country because of a...

Seven tips for choosing healthy Super Bowl snacks

In this late-winter period of comfort-food days and Super Bowl party temptations, good health can fall by the wayside. So what do you do when you have arrived at the supermarket to pick up snacks for...

Ageism Affects People Around the Globe

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Discrimination based on age -- ageism -- is widespread throughout the world, and it takes a toll, new research reveals. The study of more than 7 million...

Number of Americans Headed to ER for Suicidal Thoughts, Self-...

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women are flooding America's emergency rooms because of suicidal thoughts and injuries caused by harming themselves, federal health officials...

Spring Time Change Tied to More Fatal Car Crashes

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Turning the clocks ahead one hour in the spring and losing an hour of sleep increases the risk of fatal car crashes, new research shows. For the study,...

Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Add to Risk of Cardiac Arrest

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- All it takes is short-term exposure to fine-particle air pollution from cars and bushfires to increase the risk of cardiac arrest, a new study warns. The...

AHA News: A Sweet Super Bowl Treat That Won't Sack Your...

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Nachos are as much a part of the Super Bowl tradition as sports channel hype and over-the-top halftime shows. Unfortunately, traditional...

Want Fewer UTIs? Go Vegetarian, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Urinary tract infections plague millions of Americans. Now new research suggests that what they eat might have a role to play. The Taiwanese study...

Many Moms-to-Be Are Stressed, and it Might Affect Baby's...

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many mothers-to-be feel overwhelmed by stress, and it might have implications for their babies' brain development in the womb, a new study suggests. The...

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