ARCHIVE: March 2018

Make Losing Weight a Family Affair

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is your family struggling with overweight or obesity? To lose weight, take a team approach. Studies show that when overweight parents shed pounds, so do...

Partner's Heart Pump Can Burden Their Caregiver

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A heart pump for someone with heart failure may come with a tradeoff: benefits for the patient, but more stress for the caregiver. Researchers looked at...

Keep a Spring in Your Step With Sunday's Time Change

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Come Sunday morning, the clocks will jump ahead one hour, but experts say there are ways to take the sting out of that lost hour of sleep. "Setting the...

Broken, Sprained Necks: These Sports Pose the Most Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While football is frequently blamed for concussions, a new study shows that it's also the sport in which athletes are most likely to suffer neck injuries...

Stem Cell Clinics Pitch Pricey, Bogus 'Cures' for Knee...

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cell clinics are charging big money for knee arthritis "cures" and making extravagant claims about their therapies, a new study contends. A same-day...

Mom's Immune System May Affect Baby's Brain

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If a pregnant woman's immune system is activated, it can affect her child's brain development, new research suggests. A number of triggers -- infections,...

FDA Approves First Home Test for Breast Cancer Genes

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The first consumer test for three BRCA gene mutations associated with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer risk has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug...

ER Visits for Opioid Overdoses Soaring: CDC

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- America's opioid epidemic is escalating at breakneck speed, with tens of thousands of overdose victims spilling into the nation's emergency rooms seeking...

There's a Health Dividend for Some Babies Who Look Like Dad

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Looking like a "chip off the old block" may help improve the health of infants being raised by single mothers, a new study suggests. Why? Because the...

Marijuana Doesn't Seem to Harm the Kidneys

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As marijuana use has increased in the United States in recent years, medical experts and users alike have wondered about its health effects. Now, a new...

What's a Bigger Threat: Wolves, Bears, Sharks …...

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs, farm animals and insects -- not wild animals -- are the cause of death for most U.S. residents killed by animals, according to a new study. The study...

Vaccines Don't Weaken Babies' Immune Systems: Study

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Another argument used by anti-vaccine groups bites the dust -- research shows no evidence that routine shots somehow dampen kids' immune systems. "Some...

Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Risky opioids are no better at controlling chronic back or arthritis pain than non-opioid drugs, including Tylenol or Motrin, new research finds. With...

Affection Trumps Aggression in Kids

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is your toddler always kicking and screaming? There's a reason for much of it. Physical aggression, like pushing and hitting, is part of the learning...

Many Americans Think Docs Order Too Many Tests, Meds

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Few older Americans believe ordering more tests and drugs is the way to better health care, a new survey finds. Of the more than 2,000 respondents aged 50...

Surgeons Safely Transplant Kidneys From Donors With Hep C

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In what could be a breakthrough in the world of organ transplants, Johns Hopkins researchers have taken kidneys from people infected with hepatitis C and...

If Your Mom Was Big on Dieting, Your Kids May Pay the Price

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your parents pushed you to diet as a teen, chances are you will do the same to your own children. New research suggests that when parents focus on a...

Primary Care Doctors Loosen Type 2 Diabetes Goals

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new guidance on managing type 2 diabetes -- including relaxing the long-term blood sugar target called...

Undernourished Kids May Face Hearing Problems Later On

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor nutrition in early childhood may make hearing loss more likely in adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public...

Smoking Bans May Not Rid Casinos of Smoke

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Toxic residue from smoking remains on surfaces inside a casino for months after smoking has been banned there, a new study has found. "Casinos are unusual...

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