ARCHIVE: March 2018

Childhood Obesity May Be Driving More Cancers in Young Adults

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity rates in children have been rising for years, and the consequences of that extra weight may be showing up in cancer cases. A new review found...

Heart Penalty? Hockey Fans' Cardiac Risk Rises When Home...

THURSDAY, March, 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hey guys, you might want to watch out when the home team wins. The thrill of victory may trigger a heart attack among younger male hockey fans, a new...

Unhealthy Phthalate Chemicals Found in Restaurant Food

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who like to dine out may unwittingly order a side of potentially harmful chemicals, new research suggests. The study, involving more than 10,000...

Turn Down the Music. Here's Why.

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents annoyed by the loud music that their teens listen to might have good reason to worry. About 20 percent of American kids aged 12 to 19 have some...

Phone-Using Drivers Knowingly Ignore the Danger

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even though they know it's dangerous, many American drivers still talk on a cellphone or text while behind the wheel, a new survey finds. In fact, the...

Poll: Americans Fear Crippling Medical Bills More Than Illness

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medical care costs in the United States can be so overwhelming that Americans fear the cost of treatment more than the illness itself, a new poll shows...

Researchers Making Inroads Against Ovarian Cancer

THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer can be tough to beat, particularly if it returns after initial treatment, but new research offers a glimmer of hope. One study found that...

A 'Chipped' Tooth Reveals What You Eat and Drink

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tempted to cheat on your diet? You might want to think twice. Tiny tooth-mounted sensors can now provide real-time information about what you eat and...

Terrorist Nuke Attack Could Overwhelm U.S. Medical System: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is ill-prepared to handle the myriad medical emergencies that would be unleashed by a nuclear attack by terrorists, a special report...

Stroke's Impact May Go Far Beyond the Physical, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even after a relatively milder stroke, people can be left with challenges that go beyond the physical, researchers say. Their study, of nearly 1,200...

A Light Breakfast Might Cut Cost of Pricey Prostate Cancer Drug

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one way to cut the cost of a $10,000-a-month prostate cancer drug: Take it with food, some researchers suggest. Investigators said they found...

Detecting Ebola Before Symptoms Show Up

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An immune system response may reveal presence of the deadly Ebola virus before symptoms appear, researchers report. Currently, there's no way to...

Immigrants Have Healthier Hearts Than Native-Born Americans

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who immigrate to the United States tend to suffer less heart disease and stroke than those who are born in America, a new study shows. However,...

Are Meat Eaters Contributing to Climate Change?

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change scientists have a beef with all the steaks and burgers Americans are eating. Beef is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions...

As Pot Smoking Rises, Users Might Also Turn to Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A smoke is a smoke is a smoke: New research suggests that folks who smoke pot may be more prone to taking up -- or returning to -- the cigarette habit...

Big Weight Loss May Bring Big Relationship Changes

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may turn your love life upside down, new research suggests. In one of two new Swedish studies, major weight loss after bariatric...

A Few Tips to Make for a More Active You

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most people today simply aren't as active as people were decades ago. You can blame technology for some of that. The conveniences of modern living have...

Alzheimer's Stigma a Barrier to Prevention, Care: Survey

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stigma surrounding Alzheimer's disease may discourage Americans from learning about their risk and from joining clinical trials for potential new...

Medical E-Records Not Without Risks: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Advances in medical technology sometimes come with drawbacks, and in the case of electronic health records, a new study suggests these systems...

Health Groups Sue FDA to Speed Review of E-Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision late last year to delay a review of electronic cigarettes and cigars is unlawful and a threat to public...

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