ARCHIVE: March 2018

Better health in the Hundred Acre Wood: ZDoggMD charts a vision...

Imagine a health care visit in which patients look like Winnie the Pooh, beleaguered doctors have become soulless “Doc Vader” machines, and Hogwarts owls have to fly in to help isolated medical...

Look to Sports, Not Video Games, to Boost Driving Skills

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Enrolling your children in organized sports might help them when they start driving, a new study suggests. Playing video games? Not so much. For the study...

High Cholesterol Tied to <i>Better</i> Brain Health...

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a seemingly counterintuitive finding, new research suggests that high cholesterol is associated with a reduced risk of mental decline in the elderly....

Tough Gun Laws Keep More Hands Off the Trigger: Study

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Debate over the value of tough state gun control laws has reached a fever pitch following last month's deadly shooting of 17 people at a Florida high school...

Don't Count on Healthy Foods to Blunt Salt's Harm

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An otherwise healthy diet isn't going to offset damage to your heart from too much salt, a new study suggests. "Our latest findings show that the adverse...

As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Dangers

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The longer people are obese, the greater their chances of developing heart disease, a new study suggests. The researchers analyzed data from more than 9,000...

Hip-Hop Music Blamed for Encouraging Drug Use

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hip-hop music may be influencing black Americans to try the street drug molly, a new study suggests. Molly -- the powder or crystal form of ecstasy -- is a...

Kids Who Vape Face Toxin Dangers, Study Finds

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use e-cigarettes expose themselves to cancer-causing toxins, particularly if they choose fruit-flavored products, a new study reports. Urine...

More U.S. Kids Landing in ICU From Opioids

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. kids are ending up in the intensive care unit after overdosing on prescription painkillers or other opioids, a new study finds....

Social Media Friends Can Bruise Your Body Image

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Seeing too many social media posts from friends about their fitness activity can harm your body image, a new study contends. "When people received more...

What Younger Women Need to Know About Heart Disease

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease used to be thought of as a man's issue, but women are unfortunately catching up. And though it's still also thought of as an older person's...

Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids' Asthma Flare-Ups

SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new...

Trying a New Sport? Remember, You're Not (Yet) an Olympian

SUNDAY, March 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If watching the Winter Olympics made you want to try some new sports, go slow and ease into them, sports medicine experts caution. "The biggest issue we see...

Friends' Experiences Sway Women's Choices on Breast...

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've had a friend or relative die of breast cancer say they're likely to opt for aggressive prevention measures if they develop the cancer, according...

Nasty Flu Season Shows More Signs of Slowing

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The brutal flu season continues to ease its grip on the United States, with the latest government data showing that doctor visits are still dropping and less...

U.S. Gun Injuries Getting More Severe

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nonfatal gun injuries in the United States are becoming more severe, increasing pressure on the health care system, researchers say. Since the 1990s, the...

Global Gains in Life Expectancy Slow to a Creep

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People's chances of living longer have been increasing dramatically for decades. But, that seems to have slowed recently, a new worldwide study has found....

For Female Soldiers, Deployment May Up Risk for Premature Birth

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American soldiers who have babies after a recent deployment are at increased risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests. The finding comes from the...

Is Herbal Drug Kratom a Health Friend or Foe?

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- What's the truth about the herbal drug kratom? Is it a potentially dangerous opioid that needs to be tightly regulated, as the U.S. Food and Drug...

Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon Polyps

FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could the calcium supplement you take to help your bones be harming your colon? That's the suggestion from a new study that finds a link between the daily...

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