ARCHIVE: January 2018

Only Smoke 1 Cigarette a Day? It Can Still Kill You

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think having just one cigarette a day won't do any harm, you're wrong. British researchers say lighting up just once a day was linked to a much...

Many Stroke Survivors Don't Improve Health Habits

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While you might think most people would try to change unhealthy behaviors after a major health scare like a stroke, new research suggests most people don'...

U.S. Efforts to Help Fight Global HIV Are Paying Off

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. government program to prevent, treat and care for people with HIV/AIDS in poor countries has been highly effective and should continue, experts say...

More Bad News on Flu: It's Tied to Higher Heart Attack Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A bad case of the flu can trigger a short-lived, but substantial, spike in some people's heart attack risk, new research suggests. Among 332 heart...

Seizure Drug May Help Ease Symptoms of Major Form of Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A drug normally used to treat seizures may help ease some symptoms that occur with a type of dementia known as Lewy body dementia, researchers are...

Rush-hour delivery at the TGH Brandon Healthplex

Christine and Clifford Stallworth planned to deliver their daughter at Tampa General Hospital, but baby Janine didn't want to wait for rush-hour traffic. Listen to their adventure! Want to learn...

Are Stroke Patients Skipping Rehab?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rehabilitation plays a crucial role in stroke recovery, but many patients could be missing out on it, a small study suggests. For the study,...

More Americans Got Surgeries Sooner Under Obamacare

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has led to more timely surgeries for patients, a new study suggests. "In this study of nearly 300,000...

Troubling Stroke Trend Among U.S. Moms-to-Be

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A rare type of stroke is on the rise among pregnant women in the United States, a new study finds. This type of stroke is called spontaneous...

Progress on 'Universal' Vaccine Against Leading Flu...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is in the grip of a tough flu season, and the current influenza vaccine is only partially effective. However, scientists say they're...

First Monkeys Cloned From Process That Created 'Dolly...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The world's first genetically identical monkey clones have been created by Chinese scientists, who say they've broken barriers to human cloning. But...

Turn Your Commute Into a Daily Workout

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Commuting by car doesn't just try your patience. An Australian study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that it can also...

Too Few Older, Hospitalized Patients Getting Flu Tests

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As a nasty flu season rages throughout the United States, new research finds that one particularly vulnerable population often misses out on tests for the...

Tobacco's Harms May Come Sooner Than Smokers Think

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers often think their habit won't have health consequences until far into the future, a small survey suggests. Researchers found that compared with...

How to Sit Less, Move More

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you're parked in front of a computer during the day, new research suggests that some simple changes can offset the health damage of all that sitting...

Lack of Vitamin D Can Sideline College Football Players

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 60 percent of college football players have low levels of vitamin D, a new study suggests. That means they face a significantly higher risk for...

How to talk about weight with your kids

Time after time, Dr. Amy Weiss talks with teens who are struggling with their weight. She treats overweight adolescents in her work as a pediatrician at the Tampa General Hospital + USF Health...

Essure Female Sterilization Device Appears Safe: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Essure implants used in female sterilization have come under fire in recent years, with women reporting a wide array of problems to the U.S. Food and Drug...

Dirty Water Taking Toll on Americans' Health, Wallets

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Water pollution is damaging Americans' health, and at a high financial cost, too, new research finds. Water-related recreational activities lead to more...

Is Obesity 'Contagious'?

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Living in a neighborhood with a high rate of obesity might raise the odds that you and your children will become plus-sized, too. That's according to a...

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