ARCHIVE: March 2018

Young Cancer Survivors Finding Support From Social Networks

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Social networks and support appear to be stronger among teen and young adult cancer survivors than among their peers who haven't had cancer, a new study has...

Money Underpins Drop in Kidney Donations Among Men and the Poor

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your wallet takes a hit when you donate a kidney to save someone's life. That could be the reason for a steady decline in U.S. kidney donations by men and...

Want to Know Gender Identity? Ask Away, Patients Say

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most people seem comfortable with their health care providers asking about their sexual orientation and gender identity, a new study finds. The finding...

Some Great Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood obesity is a problem that often follows kids into adulthood, exposing them to serious health threats later in life. Here's how to get -- or keep...

Timely Tips for Sick-Free Travel

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If traveling is in your near future, there are a number of things you can do to keep from getting sick and spoiling your trip. "We are having a bad cold...

Young Men Face Higher Risk for Rare Flu Complication

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young men recovering from the flu should be aware of a side effect that causes nerve damage, a health expert warns. To combat the flu virus, your immune...

Falls Among Elderly Cost $50 Billion Annually

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Falls by older Americans have devastating medical and economic consequences, reaching $50 billion a year, a new study finds. "Falls among men and women 65...

Annual Eye Exam Is Vital if You Have Diabetes

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A yearly eye exam is a key part of diabetes treatment, experts say. Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among people aged 40 to 60,...

Mosquitoes Spreading Zika Virus in Parts of U.S.: CDC

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Zika infections are on the rise in parts of the United States where mosquitoes spread the virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Why 'False News' Spreads Faster Than Truth

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Amid growing concerns about the impact of "fake news," a new study finds that false stories take off much faster than truth on Twitter. The study, of news...

Exercise an Antidote for Aging

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to counter the physical costs of getting old, regular exercise might be your best option, researchers report. The findings "debunk the...

Threats, Violent Acts Against Teachers Often Go Unreported

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teachers who are victims of physical violence or threats at their schools often don't tell anyone about it, claims a study released in the wake of the...

Best Way to Fight Off Norovirus: Wash Your Hands

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Washing your hands often and thoroughly is the best way to protect yourself if you're caught in a norovirus outbreak, researchers say. Norovirus is a...

After Knee Replacement, Play On

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement patients can continue to enjoy sports -- such as skiing, tennis and dancing -- without worrying that high-impact activities might...

Is Bariatric Surgery for You?

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've been struggling with your weight for some time, you might be wondering if bariatric surgery is the answer. This surgery, which involves reducing...

Australian Nurse Treats, Survives His Own Heart Attack

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A nurse stationed on Australia's isolated far west coast experienced chest pain and dizziness -- signs of heart attack -- but he was almost a hundred...

Sunnier Days in Youth May Mean Less Odds of MS Later

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Living in sunnier climes when young might help shield you from multiple sclerosis decades later, new research suggests. The main factor may be the sun's...

Blood Pressure Check? There May Soon Be an App for That

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Someday soon, a simple touch of a finger to a smartphone case might be enough to provide instant, accurate blood pressure readings. That's the promise of...

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines May Miss Minorities

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer screening guidelines are based mainly on scientific data from white women, and that bias could cause delayed detection of the disease in...

Ban Menthols to Help Some Smokers Quit

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After the Canadian province of Ontario banned menthol cigarettes, many smokers responded by trying to kick the habit, a new study finds. Some experts...

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