ARCHIVE: February 2018

Obesity May Give Men With Melanoma a Survival Advantage

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obese men with advanced melanoma skin cancer seem to have a survival benefit over their slimmer peers, a new study suggests. Among men who received...

Researchers Probe Mystery of Illnesses in U.S. Cuba Embassy...

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- They described hearing loud, unusual noises in either their homes or hotel rooms. Afterwards, they experienced concussion-like symptoms such as memory and...

Short as a Child, Stroke Risk as an Adult?

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers from Denmark are suggesting a potential -- and unusual -- risk factor for stroke: Being short as a kid. The investigators found that men and...

Being a Single Dad Can Take a Big Toll on Health

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Single dads have been played for laughs in countless TV sitcoms, from "The Andy Griffith Show" and "My Three Sons" up to modern takes such as "Arrested...

Highly Processed Foods Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you worry about ever getting cancer, you might want to pass on the processed foods at your supermarket. Every 10 percent dietary increase in packaged...

More Wild Weather to Come If Climate Change Goals Not Met

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme weather such as severe flooding and droughts will become much more common if the targets in the Paris Agreement on climate change aren't reached,...

FDA Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussions

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The first blood test to help diagnose a concussion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Known as the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator...

It's Not Your Imagination: You're Hungrier After...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you find yourself famished after you've managed to diet away a sizable number of pounds, you're not alone. Cutting back on calorie consumption is...

FDA Approves Drug to Help Curb a Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that can stall the progression of a particularly hard-to-treat form of prostate cancer has been approved for use by U.S. health officials. In...

Obamacare Helped More Young Women Get Prenatal Care: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One of the main features of Obamacare -- providing insurance for adults under age 26 through their parents' health plan -- allowed many pregnant young...

Parents Find Kids' Weight Report Cards Hard to Swallow

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Schools across the country are issuing special report cards that assess a student's weight and health -- but parents often don't believe what they're...

Money Can Buy You Happiness, But Only So Much

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- They say you can't put a price tag on happiness, but new research suggests that you can. In a study designed to see if more money might make people more...

Drug Might Be Safer Alternative to Ease Dementia Psychosis

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The "overmedication" of agitated dementia patients -- with the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs -- is an ongoing issue in U.S. health care. Now,...

Shedding Pounds <i>Before</i> Weight-Loss Surgery a...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By the time you've decided to have weight-loss surgery, you've probably given up on dieting altogether. But a new study suggests that if you can drop...

One Hidden Culprit Behind Weight Gain: Fruit Juice

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fruit juice isn't doing any favors for your waistline, a new study reports. People who drink a small glass of fruit juice daily can expect to steadily...

Food Allergies: To Test or Not to Test

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- About 5 percent of American children and 4 percent of adults have a food allergy, but many more are getting unnecessary testing. Specific blood and skin...

Asthma Doesn't Have to Ruin Your Valentine's Day

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma and allergies can put on damper on your Valentine's Day romancing, an expert warns. "Keeping everyone free of allergy and asthma flare-ups helps...

Does Your Valentine Have a Roving Eye? Watch Out

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for Valentine's Day, new research suggests one behavior can predict how strong a couple's bond might be. The study of newlywed couples found...

Therapy Reverses Alzheimer's Brain Plaque Buildup -- in Mice

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaques believed to contribute to Alzheimer's disease melt away in mice when robbed of a key enzyme, researchers report. And the rodents'...

Vaccines Can Stem Poverty, Not Just Disease, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines can provide major health and economic benefits for people in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by Harvard researchers. It...

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