ARCHIVE: January 2018

Neil Diamond Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Music legend Neil Diamond announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and will no longer be able to perform live. "It is with...

E-Cigarettes: Both Good and Bad, Expert Panel Says

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Potential harms and benefits of e-cigarettes may depend on your age, according to a report mandated by the U.S. Congress. The devices can lead young...

Timing of Cardiac Arrest May Affect Survival

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are rising for people who have cardiac arrest while in the hospital, a new study finds. But if cardiac arrest happens at night or on a...

Spending More on Health Care? Here's Why

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans spent more on health care in 2016, even though their use of health care did not increase, and rising costs are the reason why, a new report shows...

Dinner Companions May Influence How Much You Eat

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When eating out, helpful tricks like sharing an entree or ordering an appetizer instead of a main dish can curb calories. But your choice of dining...

Americans Finally Getting a Little More Sleep

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Are bleary-eyed Americans getting a break at last? New research suggests that people are sleeping a few more minutes each night than they used to. "...

You've Lost the Weight. How Soon Before It Comes Back?

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've just shed a lot of pounds, you might want to hold off on buying a new wardrobe full of "thin" clothes. That's because new research finds that...

Carbon Monoxide Hazards Rise in Wintry Weather

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Along with other hazards, winter storms bring with them an increased risk for illness and death from carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a gas...

Will Smoking Pot Harm Your Heart? Experts Weigh In

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone worried that smoking a lot of pot could lead to a heart attack or stroke will just have to keep worrying for the time being. There's not enough...

All That Smartphone Time May Be Making Teens Unhappy

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are glued to their smartphones and other devices are unhappier than those who spend less time on digital media, new research finds. The study...

Obamacare Helping Poor Families the Most

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor families have benefited the most from Obamacare, spending less on both out-of-pocket care and health insurance premiums, a new study shows. On the...

Were NYC Cancer Cases Tied to Chernobyl Disaster?

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A possible link between a cluster of cases in New York City of an extremely rare type of cancer and the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in Ukraine has...

Workouts May Boost Life Span After Breast Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Longer survival after breast cancer may be as simple as staying fit, new research shows. In the new study, regular exercise appeared to reduce breast...

Severe Flu Season, Tough Winter a Double Whammy for Blood Banks

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A merciless flu season and lots of wintry weather are draining the U.S. blood supply, officials report. Since the beginning of the year, more than 500...

Want to Avoid Winter Weight Gain? Exercise

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Don't let cold weather keep you from being active -- that's a surefire route to winter weight gain. Exercise keeps you healthy, trim and happy, and it's a...

Teen Drinking Ups Risk for Liver Diseases Later

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men who started drinking in their teens are at increased risk for liver disease, Swedish researchers report. "Our study showed that how much you drink in...

Opioid Epidemic Also Taking Toll on Babies

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another example of how far-reaching the fallout from America's opioid epidemic is, researchers report that babies exposed to these narcotics while in...

Can't Pay the Rent? Kids' Health May Suffer

MONDAY, Jan. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American families struggle to find and keep stable housing -- and the fight to do so may end up harming kids' health. Researchers found that...

Winter Temps Raise Health Risks for Seniors

SUNDAY, Jan. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns. This can be due to...

How to Stay Safe on the Mountain

SATURDAY, Jan. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The growing popularity of snowboarding and skiing has meant more injuries on the slopes, a new review shows. In 2015, more than 140,000 people were...

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