ARCHIVE: March 2018

Waning Vaccine Protection May Be Driving Rise in U.S. Mumps Cases

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A resurgence of mumps among young American adults is likely as the protection provided by childhood vaccinations weakens, researchers warn. "Vaccination...

Nightmares Common Among U.S. Troops, But Seldom Reported

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. military personnel are plagued by nightmares that put them at increased risk for mental health and sleep disorders, but few let doctors know, a...

Smartwatch App Might Help Detect A-Fib

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smartwatches already can help you track your heart rate. Someday they may also help detect a serious heart rhythm irregularity known as atrial...

AHA: Lesbian and Gay Adults Should Take Heed of Their Heart...

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings...

Wills & Living Wills

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- No one likes to think about end-of-life issues, but it's important for every adult to have a will, no matter their age. Writing out a will is the first...

Ice Cream That Melts in Your Mouth … Not on Your Hand

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want smoother ice cream that's also slower to melt? Scientists might have found a way to make that happen. The secret, they say: adding extract from the...

Climate Change Will Bring Hotter Summers to U.S.

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Get ready for extreme heat. Researchers warn that climate change will soon trigger more severe summers across the United States. Heat waves -- the...

Just How Safe Is Your Pet's Food?

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pet owners care deeply about what their furry family members eat. So should they worry about a new study that finds chemical preservatives known as...

School Nurses at Ground Zero for Food Allergies

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Food allergies are common among American kids, with nearly one-third of U.S. school nurses reporting at least one severe reaction to food among their...

Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For people with chronic heel pain, costly "custom" shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests. Researchers found that...

Task Force Issues Stronger Skin Cancer Prevention Guidelines

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should start early with skin cancer prevention advice when their patients are light-skinned, suggests new guidelines that bump that starting point...

Mom's Pre-Pregnancy Waist Size Tied to Autism Risk

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The pre-pregnancy width of a woman's waist -- but not whether or not she is actually obese -- may be tied to autism risk in her children, new research...

Red and Processed Meats Linked to Liver Woes

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bacon lovers, a new study has some bad news for you: Eating a lot of processed and red meats may up your odds for a serious liver condition and insulin...

Too Much Facebook, Instagram Could Be Tough on Girls

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could it be time for younger girls to cut back on their use of social media? Perhaps, suggests a new study that reports that pre-teen and young teen...

FDA Takes Aim at Flavored Tobacco

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In an effort to discourage teens from lighting up, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it's considering regulating flavors in tobacco...

Cutting Out Late Night Calories

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight comes down to eating fewer calories than you burn. But beyond that basic rule, studies done at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, Calif., show...

Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle....

The High Costs of Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sharp increases in Alzheimer's disease cases, deaths and costs are stressing the U.S. health care system and caregivers, a new report reveals. About 5.7...

A Surgery-Free Fix for Bad Knees?

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny pellets could treat arthritic knee pain, delaying the need for knee replacement surgery, a small study has found. Microparticles inserted into small...

A Husband's Housework May Bring Bedroom Benefits

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Husbands who are less than satisfied with their sex lives might want to fire up the vacuum. Why? New research suggests that when partners in a marriage...

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