ARCHIVE: March 2018

Even Short Bursts of Activity Can Boost Long-Term Health

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Simply climbing a single set of stairs, walking around the block or taking a three-minute jog can improve a middle-aged person's health, even when such...

Study Weighs Heart Danger of Antibiotics for Older Women

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that, for women over 60, there's a link between long-term use of antibiotics and heightened odds for heart-linked death. But the...

Depression Could Be a Risk Factor for A-Fib: Study

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression can raise your risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm that's been linked to stroke and heart failure, a new study suggests. A person's...

Hearing Loss Might Leave You Accident-Prone

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You may think your poor hearing just means you miss parts of conversations, but a new report suggests it also might make accidental injuries more likely...

CDC Probes Troubling Rise in Suicide Among Utah Teens

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Between 2011 and 2015, the rate of suicide for Utah's teens -- mostly boys -- more than doubled and greatly outpaced the national average for these...

Chilean 'Alien' Was a Human With Bone Disorder: Study

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Puzzling skeletal remains found in Chile 15 years ago -- and rumored to be "alien" -- are, in fact, from a human fetus with rare bone anomalies,...

Want to Live Longer? Eating a Little Less Might Do the Trick

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Putting just a bit less on your dinner plate each day might be key to a longer life, preliminary research suggests. People who reduced their caloric...

AHA: 'Beating' Stroke, New Hip-Hop Program Helps Kids...

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Teaching school kids the symptoms of stroke and how to react quickly to them is an effective way to potentially save lives and prevent...

Noisy Workplace May Wreak Havoc on Your Heart

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Loud noise at work doesn't just threaten your hearing, it might also boost your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new U.S. government report...

The Top Calorie-Burning Exercises

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you're trying to lose weight, cutting calories counts. But so does burning them off with exercise. Exercise is also key to maintaining weight loss...

Tai Chi Beats Aerobics for Fibromyalgia Pain

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from fibromyalgia, new research suggests tai chi might do more than aerobic exercise to ease your chronic pain. "Tai chi mind-body...

Illegal Online Purchases of Pot on the Rise

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans buy marijuana online illegally, a new study found. "Anyone, including teenagers, can search for and buy marijuana from their...

As Mammograms Became Widespread, Breast Tumor Size Shrank

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After American women began to adopt annual mammography screening in the 1980s, a very healthy thing happened: the average size of newly discovered breast...

More Bad Flu News: It May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering a nasty bout of the flu or pneumonia is bad enough, but now research suggests it might also spell trouble for your heart. In a study of nearly...

AHA: Astronauts Need Extra Exercise and Calories in Space

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- It takes physical activity to stay heart-healthy on Earth and even more to stay healthy in space. The lack of gravity in space causes hearts...

Breast Symptoms at Mammogram May Raise Future Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast symptoms at a regular cancer screening are more likely to develop breast cancer before their next screening, a new study finds. The...

Sugary Sodas Linked Again to Increased Heart Risks

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Would that ice cold soda be as tempting if you knew that it might shorten your life? New research found that adults over 45 who drank an average of 24...

Well-Done Meat May Not Be Good for Your Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might think twice about how you want that steak cooked. People who like their steak well-done instead of rare might face a slightly increased risk...

Could a Pap Test Spot More Than Just Cervical Cancer?

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pap tests have helped drive down rates of cervical cancer, and a new study suggests they also could be used to detect other gynecologic cancers early....

Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability, but it's often treated improperly, researchers report. Their...

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