ARCHIVE: February 2018

New heart gives her more time to love

Tonya Cajuste still laughs about the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Even though she ate it on the morning she almost died. Cajuste and her husband, JC, were getting ready for church one...

Many Patients Know Too Little About Their MRI, CT Scans: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Before they go in for an X-ray, CT scan or MRI, patients may have questions about their screening. But new research finds at least one in every five people...

Do Common Household Chemicals Affect Your Weight?

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After losing weight, many dieters soon regain much of what they took off. Now, research hints that chemicals lurking in clothing and furniture may play a...

Therapy Helps Those With Autism Navigate Adulthood

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For young people with autism, the leap to adulthood can feel like jumping off a cliff, but researchers may be zeroing in on a safety net. In a small study...

Ovarian Cancer Screening Still Ineffective, Not Recommended:...

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Screening for ovarian cancer is not recommended for women with no signs or symptoms of the disease, newly released guidelines from the U.S. Preventive...

Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are placed on powerful inhaled corticosteroid therapy to ease symptoms. But new research...

Depression Common in U.S., Women Hit Hardest

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 U.S. adults has depression, and the rate is almost twice as high for women as men, health officials say. National survey data showed that...

The Right Way to Weigh Yourself

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The scale can be your best friend -- or your worst enemy -- when you're on a diet. But whether or not you like what you see, a scale isn't the only -- or...

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found. Better diagnostic tools could be part of the reason for the steady...

Want to Keep the Weight Off? Eat More Slowly

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of gulping your food, try eating more slowly. It may help you drop those unwanted pounds, a new study by Japanese researchers suggests. Also...

No Proof At-Home 'Cranial Stimulation' Eases Depression

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Devices that send electrical pulses to the brain -- in the comfort of your own home -- are a treatment option for depression and certain other conditions....

Valentine's Day Coping Tips When Loved One Is Gone

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While many will be showered with flowers and candy on Valentine's Day, those who have lost loved ones may find the holiday hard to bear. "Valentine's Day...

Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The bad news on opioids just keeps coming. Not only are these painkillers implicated in millions of cases of addiction and tens of thousands of overdose...

Ick! Oregon Woman Is First-Ever Case of Human 'Eye Worm...

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine going to the mirror and finding a small translucent worm crawling across the surface of your eye. The first of many. That's what happened to an...

Think Extermination Ends Your Bedbug Woes? Think Again

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Long after you rid your home of unwelcome bedbugs, chemicals they leave behind in their droppings may continue to haunt you, a new study shows. In people...

Unsafe Water Found in Faucets Across the U.S.

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flint, Mich., isn't the only American city where the water hasn't been safe to drink, new research suggests. Almost 8 percent of community water systems...

Preemies Get a Slow Start on Friendships

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As if preemies didn't face enough struggles, a new study finds they have more difficulty making friends, though things improve once they start school. "...

Who Gets Unneeded Antibiotics Most Often?

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Some patients are more likely than others to get antibiotics they don't need, new research shows. White adults and children, along with those who had...

Babies Face Higher SIDS Risk in Certain States

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of some 3,500 babies in the United States each year, but its toll is far heavier in some states than...

Driving May Be Risky Business on 4/20 Pot Holiday

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- America's highways are decidedly less safe on April 20, a day when stoners publicly celebrate marijuana use. Why? Researchers report there's an uptick in...

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