ARCHIVE: January 2018

Choosing the Right Home Weight Machine

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Still looking for a New Year's resolution? Consider strength training. It's important for everyone, regardless of age, gender and how developed you do and...

Weight-Loss Surgery Alone Won't Keep the Pounds Off

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think your battle against obesity ends on the operating table, you're mistaken. "Exercise and eating smaller portions have to be part of your...

A Diet to Boost a Woman's Fertility?

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could the so-called Mediterranean diet boost success of infertility treatment involving in vitro fertilization? Maybe, a very small study suggests....

Can Just 5 Therapy Sessions Work for Those With PTSD?

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A mere five sessions of specialized therapy could help people struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. The findings...

Kidney Donors Could Face Some Long-Term Health Risks

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While donating a kidney isn't likely to shorten your life or increase your odds of heart disease or diabetes, you might face a higher chance of some other...

Memory Loss Hitting Some Fentanyl Abusers

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Using fentanyl or other opioids alongside other illicit drugs could trigger possibly permanent amnesia caused by brain damage, doctors warn. Over a dozen...

Trusting a Stranger May Be a Case of Deja Vu

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you trust a stranger may depend on how much they look like an old friend, a new study suggests. In a series of experiments, New York University...

Talk Therapy May Be Worth It for Teen Depression

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Talk therapy can be a cost-effective way to treat teens with depression who don't take or stop using antidepressants, a new study finds. Antidepressants...

Nicotine in E-Cigarettes Might Cause Cancers, Mouse Study...

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The nicotine in e-cigarettes seems to damage DNA in ways that may increase cancer risk, a new study in mice suggests. The damage was seen both to DNA and...

A New Way to Thwart Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like science fiction, but researchers say they have taken the first step toward creating female mosquitoes that don't bite and spread disease....

Positive Attitude Adds Up to Better Math Grades

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's said that a positive attitude can help kids do better in math. Now, a new study shows how that connection adds up in the brain. "Attitude is really...

Fainting Rarely Tied to Blood Clot, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A fainting spell is rarely caused by a blood clot in the lungs, and usually doesn't warrant extensive testing, new research suggests. A study of more than...

Who Really Needs to Go Gluten-Free

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It seems like "gluten-free" labels are popping up everywhere, including on foods that never had any gluten to begin with. Is this a health bandwagon you...

Scientists Zero in on Better Saliva-Based HIV Test

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental saliva-based HIV test shows promise, researchers report. The new test may be able to detect early evidence of HIV antibodies in saliva as...

America's Dogs Have Their Own Flu Battles

MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While a brutal flu season is felling humans by the score, veterinarians warn that there have also been outbreaks of canine flu in some parts of the United...

Struggling to Quit Smoking? Try These Tips

SUNDAY, Jan. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your New Year's resolution was to quit smoking, it's probably time to consider ways to improve your chances of success. For starters, list your reasons...

Death Brings Wisdom to Dying Patients

SATURDAY, Jan. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With terminal illness comes newfound, and profound, wisdom, researchers report. They uncovered this silver lining of terminal illness as people in their...

Zika Attacks Placentas of Pregnant Monkeys, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When Zika infection occurs during pregnancy, the virus may damage the placenta, new research finds. This may explain how the infection causes birth defects...

Monkey Deaths Prompt FDA Probe, New Controls on Animal Research

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. government study using monkeys to investigate nicotine addiction has been halted and an investigation launched after four monkeys died. In the wake...

Flu Season One of the Worst in a Decade: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- This flu season is shaping up as one of the nastiest in years, and it isn't showing any signs of easing, U.S. health officials said Friday. Every state...

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