ARCHIVE: January 2018

Obamacare Led to Rise in Breast Cancer Screening

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More American women started getting recommended mammography screening after an "Obamacare" rule made the tests free, a new study finds. The rule meant...

Could a Blood Test Spot Early Stage Colon Cancer?

THURSDAY, Jan. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A simple, cheap blood test to detect colon cancer -- even in its early stages -- appears highly effective and accurate, new research indicates. The test...

For Baseball Scouts, Another Tool for Spotting Talent?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Computer testing of baseball players might identify those most likely to be the next Mike Trout or Derek Jeter, a new study claims. Attempting to...

Physical Therapist Challenges 'No Pain, No Gain' Theory

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think if they're not sore after a workout, they didn't push themselves hard enough. But some experts challenge this view. "There's no...

Grind Your Teeth at Night? Botox Might Help

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're one of the millions of people who grind and clench their teeth during sleep, an injection of Botox might be the answer, a small study suggests...

Morning Sickness Drug May Not Work: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The most commonly prescribed medicine for morning sickness may not work, a new report contends. The drug, Diclegis, failed to meet minimum...

Cycling Won't Sabotage a Man's Sex Life: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are avid cyclists needn't worry that hours spent on the bike will translate into problems in the bedroom or bathroom, new research claims....

Restaurant Bans Have Big Impact on Smoking Rates

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder if bans against smoking in bars and restaurants have actually made a difference? According to a new study, they have. Smoking bans in U....

Reduce Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit to Cut Drunk Driving Deaths:...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers are needed to eliminate drunk driving deaths in the United States, according to a new report. All states...

The Second Stage of Diet Resolutions

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The small changes you've made have added up to big weight loss results. Now, take a few minutes to write down and review all the positive steps you've...

Don't Rely on Just One Blood Pressure Test for Kids: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's important to take a second blood pressure reading if your child's first reading points to high blood pressure, researchers say. They found that...

Sleep Better, Lose Weight?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeplessness could cost you when it's time to stand on your bathroom scale, a new British study suggests. People plagued by insomnia who began...

Creativity May Rely on 'Teamwork' in the Brain

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may have discovered what makes a creative mind tick: stronger connections among brain regions that usually work in opposition to each other...

Trump in 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health,...

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- President Donald Trump is in excellent physical health and also shows no signs of age-related cognitive decline, according to a detailed briefing Tuesday...

Safe walkers, safe wheels

About 50 first and second grade students from St. Joseph Catholic School visited Tampa General Hospital on Tuesday for a lesson day called “Safe Walkers and Safe Wheels” by MORE HEALTH. Each of...

Fluids May Buy Dying Cancer Patients a Day or Two

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Giving fluids to dying cancer patients may help them live a bit longer, a new British study finds. "Hydration plays a key role in delaying the dying...

Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits Wane Over Time for Diabetics

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the relative short-run, weight-loss surgery helped obese people struggling with type 2 diabetes experience marked improvement in diabetes-related health...

Brain Zaps May Help Curb Tics of Tourette Syndrome

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Electric zaps can help rewire the brains of Tourette syndrome patients, effectively reducing their uncontrollable vocal and motor tics, a new study shows...

From Birth On, One Sex Is Hardier

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women are known to outlive men. And that advantage may start early, according to researchers who've found baby girls more likely to survive famines,...

To-Do List Before Bedtime Prompts Better Sleep

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds counterintuitive, but researchers report that writing a to-do list just before you hit the pillow might send you off to sleep more quickly. The...

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