ARCHIVE: March 2018

Anti-Vaccine Movement Affecting Kids With Autism

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccine skeptics appear to be swaying many parents of children with autism to forgo critical childhood vaccines, a new study suggests. And the hesitation...

Sports 'Sponsorships' Hawk Junk Food to Kids

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Far from trying to keep kids fit and trim, America's biggest sports leagues are actually pushing junk food at them, a new study contends. Multimillion...

Seeing Clearly

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people don't think twice about their vision until there's a problem, but seeing an eye doctor should definitely be on your wellness radar at different...

Many Doctors Don't Push HPV Shots Equally. See Who's...

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys in the United States are less likely than girls to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) because many doctors don't recommend the shots...

Most With Very High Cholesterol Missing Out on Right Meds

MONDAY, March 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 40 percent of American adults with extremely high cholesterol levels get the medications they should, a new study finds. Researchers examined...

U.S. Opioid ODs Cluster in Centers of Poverty

MONDAY, March, 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty may be fueling America's opioid crisis, a new study suggests. Of the more than 515,000 Americans who have died from drug overdoses since 2006,...

For Tree Workers, Stronger Storms Pose Deadly Hazards

SUNDAY, March 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tree care workers have one of the nation's most perilous jobs, and the danger could grow as climate change increases the risk to trees from major storms,...

Foot Fungus on the Run … But Race Has a Long Way to Go

SATURDAY, March 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The good news is that the fungus that causes athlete's foot and other nasty skin and toenail infections is headed for extinction. The bad news is it...

Battle of the sexes: Is “man flu” for real?

Man Flu: A cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms.            ...

New Moms Still Wary of Exposing Infants to Peanuts

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though doctors recommend an early introduction to peanuts, many new moms prefer to delay giving them to their babies, researchers report. Allergy experts...

AHA: The Heart-Healthy Way to Dye Those Easter Eggs

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Put a twist on making colorful eggs this season that is to dye for. Add pigment to eggshells this Easter holiday in an old-fashioned, natural...

Common Meds May Help Spur Antibiotic Resistance, Study Finds

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-quarter of non-antibiotic medicines inhibit the growth of bacteria in the human gut and may contribute to antibiotic resistance, new research...

His Prostate Cancer Becomes Her Struggle, Too

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulties tied to prostate cancer may not be limited to men. Many wives of men with advanced prostate cancer say their husband's illness has harmed...

End of Brutal Flu Season in Sight

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's been a particularly tough flu season, but spring -- and real relief -- may be near, new numbers show. The flu season continues to wind down, with yet...

AHA: Weight-Loss Surgery Helps the Hearts of Very Obese Teens,...

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Bariatric surgery in severely obese teenagers could lower their risk of heart attack and stroke by about 40 to 50 percent -- and could maintain...

Why Some 'Preemies' Grow Up to Have Weaker Hearts

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The hearts of adults who were premature babies pump less blood during exercise than adults who were full-term babies, a small study finds. That might help...

Obesity Rates Keep Rising for U.S. Adults

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity rates have continued to climb significantly among American adults, but the same hasn't held true for children, a new government report finds....

The Benefits of Moving More

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the battle of the bulge, it's not just getting exercise that matters -- what you do when you're not formally working out counts, too. Research shows...

Unchecked Air Pollution a Death Sentence for Millions: Study

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Quicker action to cut fossil fuel emissions and slow climate change could prevent as many as 153 million premature deaths worldwide this century, new...

Another Downside of Weight Gain: Toenail Fungus

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Piling on pounds is bad for your health from head to toe. So say Korean researchers, who report that unhealthy weight gain ups a person's odds for...

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