ARCHIVE: March 2018

Could Coffee Perk Up Your Heart Health?

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Besides staying alert, coffee lovers who drink more than three cups of java a day may lower their risk for clogged arteries, a new Brazilian study...

MRI Sheds New Light on Brain Networks Tied to Autism

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a special MRI technique can spot abnormal connections in the brains of preschoolers with autism. The discovery "may be a clue...

Smoking While Pregnant Could Harm Child's Breathing

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are apt to have breathing issues in childhood and beyond, a new study has found. The finding comes...

AHA: Solving the Dilemma of Not Enough Hearts

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Jennifer Cowger envisions a cardiac transplant landscape where more donations are encouraged and utilized,...

E-Cig Ads May Prompt Teens to Take Up Tobacco Too

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American teens and young adults who are receptive to ads for electronic cigarettes are much more likely to start smoking tobacco cigarettes, a new study...

With E-Cigs, Flavorings May Pose the Greatest Danger

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The flavorings used in e-cigarettes might potentially be the most toxic part of the vapor inhaled by users, a new study suggests. E-cigarette liquid...

Global Antibiotic Use Soars as Resistance Fears Rise

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Overuse of antibiotics is one of the main causes of the dangerous health threats posed by antibiotic resistance -- when the drugs are no longer effective...

ADHD Tied to Brain Size Changes in Young Children

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller-than-normal brain regions that are crucial in controlling behavior,...

Scientists Say They Discovered a 'New Organ' in the...

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The human body is full of surprises. The latest: A newly identified "organ" that might affect major diseases. Using updated technology, U.S. scientists...

U.S. Deaths From Infectious Diseases Decline, But Not Everywhere

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though fewer Americans are now dying from infectious diseases, great disparities persist across the country, a new study finds. Between 1980 and 2014,...

Finding the Willpower to Lose Weight

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dieters sometimes chalk up their lack of weight-loss success to a lack of willpower. The truth about willpower, though, is that everyone has some....

Reading With Your Toddler Boosts More Than Just Language Skills

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- All those hours spent reading bedtime stories may pay off for you and your little ones beyond language and brain development: New research suggests it's...

Fetal Exposure to Epilepsy Drug Tied to Lower School Grades Later

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's another study that finds that taking the epilepsy drug valproate while pregnant may take an intellectual toll on offspring. Children whose mothers...

Do E-Cigs Really Help Smokers Quit?

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes did not help people quit smoking, a small study found, but the researchers said more studies are needed to determine if the devices could play...

AHA: This 'Heart of the Family' Awaits a New Heart

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Felix Aguirre has always been close to his family. The oldest of four siblings, he's known for putting the needs of his relatives above his own...

AHA: Does Your Height Play a Role in Heart Risks?

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Your height may affect your choice of clothing, theater seat or airplane row. Turns out it could also play a role in your risk of heart disease...

Aging Can Be Tough to Swallow

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's thought that one-quarter of U.S. adults will develop a swallowing problem at some point. But researchers hope insight from a new study may help lead to...

Scientists Remove Alzheimer's Brain Plaques in Mice

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New animal research shines a light on a therapy designed to rid the brain of much of the sticky amyloid plaque associated with early stage Alzheimer's...

Theater Workers' Head Injuries Often Go Unreported

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions are common among theater workers and even actors, but perhaps because the show must go on, these head injuries get little attention, a new study...

Hoverboard Injuries Speeding U.S. Kids to the ER

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hoverboards may look cool, flashy and fun, but they're less safe than you might think. Nearly 27,000 kids landed in the emergency room from a hoverboard...

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