ARCHIVE: February 2018

Female Hormones May Play Part in Asthma

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between asthma in women and changes in levels of female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, researchers report. That could help...

Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Vapor

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think that "vaping" is a safe alternative to smoking, new research suggests you might be inadvertently inhaling unsafe levels of toxic metals....

15 Percent of Teens Say They've Sexted

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- About 15 percent of teenagers say they've shared a sexually explicit image or video of themselves over the internet or via phone messaging, researchers say...

Pointers for Easier Potty Training

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Are you frustrated with the way your toddler's toilet training is going? First, keep in mind that the average age for potty training is between 2 and 3...

Two Healthy Diets Equally Good for Your Heart

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two eating plans -- a vegetarian diet that includes eggs and dairy, and the Mediterranean diet -- protect your heart equally, a new study shows. The...

Bystander Use of Defib Device Doubles Chances of Surviving...

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that surviving cardiac arrest may depend on a bystander quickly shocking your heart back into its normal rhythm, and that is more likely...

U.S. Child Obesity Levels Not Falling After All

MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite some promising reports in recent years, it seems the U.S. childhood obesity problem is not turning a corner. That's the finding of a study published...

How to Get That Perfect Shave

SUNDAY, Feb. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Guys, a perfect shave may be more about preparation and technique than the actual razor. "The perfect shave is a combination of art and trial and error,"...

Summer Camp Tips for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

SATURDAY, Feb. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your children may already be looking forward to summer camp. But when it comes to kids with asthma or allergies, parents need to take extra steps in...

Why Some Are Still Skeptical of Tanning Bed Risks

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The health risks are high for young people who use tanning beds, but not all parents seem to see it that way. To figure out why that is, researchers polled...

As Stroke 'Liquefies' Brain Tissue, Lasting Harm May...

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Brain tissue damaged by a stroke can liquefy, become toxic and then harm remaining healthy parts of the brain -- possibly causing dementia, new research in...

Flu Season Shows More Signs of Slowing

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If the latest government data on doctor visits is any indication, a brutal flu season may be starting to wane. For the second week in a row, there was a...

Learning Problems May Accompany Kidney Disease

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic kidney disease may affect brain function in children and teens, especially those on dialysis, researchers say. Results of their study review suggest...

FDA Warns Heart Patients About Antibiotic Clarithromycin

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The antibiotic clarithromycin (brand name: Biaxin) may increase the long-term risk of heart problems and death in patients with heart disease, according to U...

Antioxidants: The Good Health Helpers

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Antioxidants -- it's a hot nutrition buzzword, but do you know what they really are? Antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that block the activity...

For Women, Blocked Arteries Not the Only Trigger for Heart...

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women don't need to have blocked arteries to experience a heart attack, a new study points out. Blocked arteries are a main cause of heart attack in men,...

Poorer Kids May Fare Worse After Heart Surgery

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children who've had surgery to repair defective hearts are more likely to die or require longer hospitalizations if they live in poorer neighborhoods, a new...

It's Still Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even though it's the end of February, it's still not too late to get a flu shot, doctors say. This flu season is one of the worst seen in the United States...

The Sooner Type 2 Diabetes Arrives, the Worse for Your Heart

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A type 2 diabetes diagnosis that comes early in life carries a deadly load of health risks, new research shows. It was associated with a 60 percent higher...

Clues to Parkinson's May Be Shed in Tears

THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your tears may reveal if you are at risk of Parkinson's disease, preliminary research suggests. When people shed tears, certain proteins are released....

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