ARCHIVE: February 2020

Many Americans Lack Knowledge, Not Desire, to Eat Plant-Based...

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new poll suggests that education is all that stops most Americans from embracing plant-based diets that are better for the planet. The poll, of just...

Lung Diseases on the Rise Worldwide

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Lung diseases have been striking more people around the world in the past 30 years, new research shows. And being from poor regions is the most important...

Skiers Study Suggests Fitness May Stave Off Parkinson's

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Love to cross-country ski? Well, all those days spent striding across the snow-covered wilderness may do more than keep you in great physical shape....

New China Coronavirus Cases Decline, 2 Passengers From Affected...

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in China dropped Thursday, but the decline might just be due to new methods in how case numbers are tallied....

Exercise Surprise: Lifting Less Gets Better Results

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Changing up the amount of weight they lift could help weightlifters get stronger with less effort, a new study suggests. In traditional weight training...

The Power of a Number: How Your Birthday Could Influence Your...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There may be something about a patient's age of 80 that makes doctors alter their heart attack treatment decisions -- consciously or not, new research...

Does Sexual Orientation Play a Role in Skin Cancer Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Gay and bisexual men in the United States have higher skin cancer rates than heterosexual men, while bisexual women have lower rates than heterosexual...

As Prices Rise for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Meds,...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Rising drug costs are hampering the care of patients with debilitating neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's, a new study finds...

What's Source of 'Stinging Water'? Jellyfish...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The mystery of "stinging water" has been solved, scientists say. Stinging water is the seawater near and around upside-down jellyfish (Cassiopea) -- and...

Artificial Heart Valve Would Grow With Kids, Cutting Need for...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An expandable artificial heart valve could save children with congenital heart disease from repeated open heart surgeries as they grow up, researchers...

U.S. Scientists Take Key Step Towards Towards Coronavirus Vaccine

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a crucial move forward in efforts to develop vaccines and treatments against the new COVID-19 coronavirus, U.S. researchers say. As of...

AHA News: Swings in Daily Temperature May Affect Stroke Severity

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- The highs and lows of the daily weather could signal something more important than which outfit to wear: A study from South Korea...

AHA News: What Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer and Heart...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Red dresses and pink ribbons have helped millions of Americans become aware of the separate tolls heart disease and breast cancer take on...

Healthy 'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called Mediterranean diet is already considered one of the healthiest for your heart, and now scientists say it may give your gut bacteria a boost...

First Baby Born From Use of Lab-Matured Frozen Egg

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In what doctors call a breakthrough, a cancer patient in France gave birth to the first baby conceived from an immature egg that was matured in the...

Common Plastics Chemicals Linked to Autism Traits in Young Boys

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young boys whose mothers were exposed to chemicals known as phthalates while pregnant may face an increased risk for developing behaviors associated with...

Stroke Risk High Among Blacks, Hispanics

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks and Hispanics of Caribbean descent may have a much higher risk of stroke than whites, new research suggests. "Previous research has suggested that...

Texting Trauma: Many Teens Suffer 'Digital Dating Abuse...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. teenagers may be using their smartphones to harass, humiliate or otherwise abuse their dating partners. That's according to a recent national...

Quarantine Ends on Cruise Ship in Japan as Coronavirus Cases...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of coronavirus cases reached 75,000 and deaths topped 2,000, a two-week quarantine of a cruise ship docked in Japan ended Wednesday. About...

Roll Up Your Sleeve and Donate Blood for Cancer Patients

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many people don't realize that cancer patients are in constant need of blood supplies. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer can damage the body...

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