ARCHIVE: January 2018

Emergency Services Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you call 911, you expect to get the medical services you need. But new research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in...

Could Smoggy Air Affect a Girl's Periods?

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of the air she breathes might have an impact on a teen girl's menstrual cycle, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers said that exposure to...

Extra Body Fat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, No Matter Your...

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who carry some extra body fat may face a heightened risk of breast cancer -- even if their weight is normal, a new study finds. "This suggests...

How to Take Action Against Acne

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting for acne to clear up on its own can be frustrating, especially for teens who are already self-conscious about their appearance. Untreated acne can...

Stroke Takes Greater Toll on One Group of Americans

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Asian-Americans are more likely than whites to suffer a severe ischemic stroke. They also face a tougher recovery, researchers report. An ischemic stroke...

A Sleepy Child Is More Likely to Pile on Pounds

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep may make your children more than just grumpy, a new study suggests. Kids who don't get enough sleep are more likely to be obese later on,...

What Might Make Prostate Cancer's Return More Likely?

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and other health problems may boost the chances of cancer returning after a man has his prostate removed, a new study finds. "Prostate cancer is...

Keep Working to Protect Your Brain After a Mild Stroke

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Work may be good medicine for the brains of people who suffer mild strokes, a new study out of Israel suggests. The study included 252 working-age...

Will Certain Foods Bolster Brain Health After Stroke?

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors who eat plenty of leafy greens, fish and other healthy foods may help preserve their brain function as time goes on, a preliminary study...

Going to Gasparilla? Here are five things to know

Ahoy, it’s Tampa’s annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest: So many colorful pirate outfits. So many necklaces of beads tossed from parade floats. So many adult beverages consumed. And so many hangovers. So...

Parents, Giving Kids Alcohol Does More Harm Than Good

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents are mistaken if they think giving their teens alcohol removes drinking-related risks, a groundbreaking Australian study finds. In many countries...

Sleepy U.S. Teens Are Running on Empty

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most American teenagers are plagued by too little sleep, which can hurt their health and their school performance, federal health officials said Thursday...

FDA Panel Rejects Some Claims for 'Heat-not-Burn'...

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Controversial "heat-not-burn" tobacco devices might only get limited marketing in the United States, based on recommendations issued Thursday by an...

Zika Tied to Rise in U.S. Birth Defects: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There was a significant rise in Zika-related birth defects in areas of the United States with local transmission of the mosquito-borne virus, a new report...

Pill Combo May Do More to Reduce Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A special combination of cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering pills may be best at cutting the odds of stroke for people at high risk, new research...

Swatting Teaches Mosquitoes a Lesson They Won't Forget

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Those pesky mosquitoes may be smarter than you thought: Turns out that swatting them away may actually teach them to leave you alone. Researchers found...

Expanded Use of Clot-Removing Procedure Could Change Stroke Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure that plucks stroke-causing clots from blood vessels in the brain may be useful in many more patients than previously thought, new research...

Another Alzheimer's Drug Fails: What Makes This Disease So...

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As more experimental drugs fail to stop Alzheimer's from destroying human memory, experts now wonder whether research into the devastating brain disease...

Some Smart Ways to Jumpstart Your Recycling Program

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Working toward a healthier environment involves more than separating glass and plastic. Try a new take on the three "R's" -- recycle, reduce and reuse --...

New Treatments Tackling Tough Lung Cancer

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medical advances have led to "enormous" progress in treatments for the leading type of lung cancer, a new report shows. Lung cancer kills about 1.6...

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