ARCHIVE: January 2018

FDA Approves First Drug for Tumors Tied to Breast Cancer Genes

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first drug aimed at treating metastatic breast cancers linked to the BRCA gene mutation....

Readjusting Calorie Consumption as You Lose Weight

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you find that your weekly weight loss is slowing down, maybe it's time to readjust your calorie intake. First, some calorie math. Your calorie...

Old Age Alone Not to Blame for Surgical Complications

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Various factors can increase a senior's chances of experiencing complications after surgery, but age apparently isn't one of them. A review of 44 studies...

Asthma in America Carries $82 Billion Price Tag

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The economic cost of asthma in the United States is nearly $82 billion a year, federal health officials report. That figure includes medical expenses and...

Is It a Cold or Flu? Here's How to Tell

FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With a severe flu season now widespread across 46 states, do symptoms you or a loved one have point to the dreaded illness? Amid the sniffles, coughing...

Raw Meat Not the Safest Choice for Your Dog … or You

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While your dog or cat might love the taste of raw meat, a steady diet of it might be a bad idea, a new study warns. Raw meat diets for pets have become...

As CHIP Money Runs Out, Millions of U.S. Kids May Lose Health...

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Time is running out for millions of American kids covered by the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Stopgap funding for the federal program for...

Tobacco's Grip on U.S. Veterans

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 40 percent of U.S. military veterans smoke or use some form of tobacco. Data from 2010-2015 revealed that 21.6 percent of veterans reported...

Blocking blood vessels offers a new solution to common prostate...

As he got older, Pinellas County resident William Nelms had to wake up at night more and more frequently to urinate.  Often, he would be up five or six times a night. Like many older men,...

Having Too Little of This Nutrient Could Harm a Woman's...

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of U.S. women have at least a mild deficiency in the nutrient iodine, and new research suggests it could impair their fertility. Iodine -- a...

Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though Serena Williams commands the tennis court with ease when she plays, life-threatening complications following the birth of her daughter sidelined her...

FDA Bans Use of Opioid-Containing Cough Meds by Kids

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to put a dent in the ongoing opioid addiction crisis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday slapped strict new restrictions on the use...

Can Deportation Fears Hurt the Heart?

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The threat of deportation may take a toll on the hearts of California's female farm workers, a new study finds. Researchers evaluated data from 2012 to...

With IVF, Are Fresh or Frozen Embryos Better?

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of having a baby after in vitro fertilization (IVF) are similar for most women whether frozen or fresh embryos are used, a new study finds....

Tamper-Resistant Opioids May Not Ease Addiction Crisis: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tamper-resistant opioid pills -- one attempt to curb prescription painkiller abuse -- aren't stopping overuse and overdosing, at least in Australia, new...

Be Sure to Read Labels for Portion, Calorie Control

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- "Nutrition Facts" labels mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have made it easier to know more about what's inside packaged foods. But the...

Mediterranean Diet a Recipe for Strength in Old Age

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A Mediterranean diet may make seniors less likely to become frail and help them maintain their health and independence, new research suggests. Frailty...

'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Painful...

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting a calcium-based cement into the bones of some people with knee or hip pain could help them avoid joint replacement surgery, Ohio State University...

Those With 'Obesity Genes' May Gain Most From Healthy...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though healthy eating is good for everyone, those who have genes that put them at high risk for obesity might benefit the most. A new study suggests...

For resolution success, try a smart strategy

There’s something about breaking out that brand-new calendar in January that triggers a rush of confidence and renewed dedication. THIS is the year, you say to yourself. I’m going to lose weight,...

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