ARCHIVE: February 2020

Is High Blood Pressure in First Pregnancy a Harbinger of Heart...

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Having high blood pressure in a first pregnancy quadruples a woman's risk of heart attack or death from heart disease, a new study finds. About 2% to...

AHA News: Father's Fatal Stroke a 'Wake-Up Call'...

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- One Sunday in 2016, Dwight Tschetter felt lightheaded and lost consciousness. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital. At 67, he had a stroke...

Measles Complications Can Affect Every Organ: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis, appendicitis and viral meningitis are among the serious complications that can occur when you get the measles, doctors warn in a new report. The...

Small Babies Have High Risk for Heart-Lung Weakness as Adults:...

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Being small at birth after a full-term pregnancy could leave you gasping for breath later on in life. Swedish researchers report that babies with low birth...

Shotguns Often Play Tragic Role in Rural Teens' Suicides:...

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Could stricter safety rules for rifles and shotguns help prevent suicide? Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore analyzed nearly 4,000 firearm...

'Couch Potato' Lifestyle Poses Danger to Women's...

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most folks know that being a couch potato is bad for their health, but new research suggests that women who spend hours in their chairs and sofas might face...

AHA News: Domestic Abuse May Do Long-Term Damage to Women's...

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Women who experience domestic abuse may be more likely to develop heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The...

AHA News: Race and Gender May Tip the Scales on Traditional...

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Traditional stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes, impact people of various races and genders differently...

Study Probes Side Effects of Methotrexate, Used for Psoriasis,...

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans battling autoimmune illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis turn to a long-used drug, methotrexate, for relief. But until now...

Recommended Diuretic Drug Tied to Harmful Side Effects

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Patients taking a common diuretic to help lower blood pressure may be better off with a similarly effective but safer one, a new study suggests. Current...

Price Hikes Have Patients Turning to Craigslist for Insulin,...

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe you've gone to Craigslist to find a used car or a secondhand couch, but imagine having to turn to the internet to pay for lifesaving drugs. It's...

Babies' Exposure to Household Cleaning Products Tied to...

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A key to your baby's asthma risk may be as close as your laundry room. Canadian research shows that an infant's exposure to household cleaning products in...

Late Bedtimes in Preschool Years Could Bring Weight Gain

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Little ones who stay up late may have a higher risk of becoming overweight by the time they are school-age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that...

Women Patients Still Missing in Heart Research

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Women remain underrepresented in heart disease research, even though it's the leading cause of death among women worldwide, researchers say. Women...

Coronavirus: Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared?

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals are bracing for the potential spread of coronavirus in the United States, trying to plan for a potential onslaught of sick patients combined with...

Chinese Report Says Lion's Share of Coronavirus Cases Are...

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New details on nearly 45,000 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in China show that 80% of cases are mild and the number of new cases has been declining for...

1 in 4 Opioid ODs Involves Kids and Teens

MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter of all opioid overdoses in the United States involve teenagers, and a full fifth of those cases were likely suicide attempts, new...

Radiation Treatment Is Hard on the Heart

MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy that targets cancers in the chest area can tax the heart and trigger high levels of fatigue, breathing problems and a reduced ability to...

Vaping Causes DNA Changes Similar to Those in Cancer: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People who vape have potentially cancer-causing changes in their DNA similar to those found in cigarette smokers, according to a new study. These chemical...

AHA News: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Together Might Increase...

MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Bleeding strokes are the deadliest type of stroke and the hardest to treat. What might make matters worse is having both diabetes and...

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