ARCHIVE: February 2020

Kids Raised by Grandparents More Likely to Pile on Pounds: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Grandparents can be a bad influence on kids' weight, researchers say. That's the upshot of an analysis of 23 studies conducted in the United States and...

14 Americans From Cruise Ship Hit By Coronavirus Test Positive...

MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fourteen of the more than 300 U.S. passengers evacuated from a cruise ship hit by the coronavirus outbreak have tested positive for infection during their...

U.S. to Evacuate Americans on Cruise Ship Hit by Coronavirus;...

SATURDAY, Feb. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak -- and the global response to it -- continues to evolve, with the first death outside Asia reported in France on...

Don't Try to Kick the Smoking Habit Alone

SUNDAY, Feb. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Going solo when trying to quit smoking isn't enough, one lung health expert says. "Smokers develop a physiological dependence on nicotine, and they need...

Keep Your Kids Safe, Warm in Wintertime Fun

SATURDAY, Feb. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Sledding, skiing and ice skating are big fun in the winter, but can lead to big injuries, too. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reminds parents...

Shower Your Valentine With Love All Year Long

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- You need to work on your relationship with your significant other all year round, not just on Valentine's Day, a relationship expert advises. There are five...

Traumatic Brain Injuries Raise Risk of Psychiatric Ills in...

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. soldiers who suffer a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to suffer other mental health woes than those with other serious...

Could 9 in 10 Cases of Dengue Be Prevented?

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say that 90% of dengue cases could be slashed by artificially infecting mosquitoes. Dengue viruses are spread to people by infected...

AHA News: Spanish-Speaking Stroke Survivors Face More Obstacles

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Stroke survivors who speak Spanish are more likely to have low stroke literacy and a negative perception of their health care, according to...

5 Secrets to an Allergy-Free Valentine's Day

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to shower your loved one with gifts, but some may do more harm than good. "If you want to impress your beloved this...

Hot Chocolate Could Help Ease Painful Clogged Leg Vessels

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Could hot chocolate deliver relief to those suffering from the painful condition known as peripheral artery disease (PAD)? A small, new study says it's...

Antiviral Drug, Plasma Transfusions Show Promise in Treating...

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The race is on to find effective treatments against the new COVID-19 coronavirus spreading through China, and two new therapies show real promise,...

Restful Romance: Smelling Your Lover's Shirt Can Help You...

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Bedtime without your partner on Valentine's Day could make sleep elusive. But a new study suggests one remedy: Cuddling up with a piece of his or her...

How to Dispel Your Child's Fears About the New Coronavirus

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With stories about the new coronavirus outbreak flooding the media, it's easy to get scared. And if you're scared, your kids might be, too -- but they don't...

Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb 'High-Risk' Prostate...

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that many men with prostate cancer might already be taking -- cholesterol-lowering statins -- may help extend their survival if they have a "high-risk...

Coronavirus Spreads Most Easily When Patients Are Sickest: CDC

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Coronavirus is most infectious when patients are at the peak of their illness, U.S. health officials said Friday. "Based on what we know now, we believe...

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Diet Drug Belviq Due to Cancer...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A clinical trial of the weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) shows an association with an increased risk of cancer, and the U.S. Food and Drug...

More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you need more than two hands to count the number of lovers you've had in your life, new research suggests you might want to worry about your cancer...

Young Black Adults More Prone to Stroke, but Don't Know It

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young black Americans face higher rates of stroke than others as a result of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, new research suggests. But the...

Use of Club Drug 'Special K' Could Be Underreported

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Ketamine use among electronic dance music party-goers is much higher than previously thought. And unintentional use appears to play a role, a new study...

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