ARCHIVE: March 2018

Booze Boosts Your Heart Rate

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might think that glass of wine or beer helps you relax at the end of a long day, but researchers report that it actually makes your heart race. And the...

Majority of U.S. Adults Have Poor Heart Health: Study

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- America's heart health went from bad to worse between 1988 and 2014, a new report warns. That means roughly 60 percent of whites, 75 percent of Mexican...

When Is a Sick Fellow Flier a Health Risk to You?

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you worry about catching a nasty infection when you fly, a new study suggests your risk boils down to exactly how close you are to that sick passenger....

AHA: Amid World Series Celebration, Teacher Saved by a Stranger

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Lee Matzeder's heart was racing and his chest felt tight during the Kansas City Royals' World Series victory parade in downtown Kansas City in...

Range of Vaginal Dryness Products Can Help Postmenopausal Women...

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For many women in or past menopause, vaginal dryness is a recurring symptom. But a new report finds that several treatments work equally well -- regardless...

Facebook May Be 'Safe' Social Space for Adults With...

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate use of Facebook may help make adults with autism happier, a new study suggests. Researchers found that happiness among adults with autism...

Kids With Severe Brain Injuries May Develop ADHD: Study

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young children who sustain a severe head injury may struggle with attention problems as they grow older, researchers say. A new study reports that kids who...

Male Birth Control Pill Shows Early Promise

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An attempt to develop a safe and effective "male pill" is making headway, according to preliminary results of a small study. In a four-week trial of men...

Diet Groups Can Spell Diet Success

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For some people, dieting is easier with emotional support. In fact, research done at the University of Pennsylvania concluded that participating in diet...

Wounded Combat Vets Face Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. war veterans who sustained severe combat wounds and have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for high blood pressure, a...

1 in 3 Young Adults Ride With Impaired Drivers

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of young adults in the United States have been in a vehicle with a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs, a new study finds. Riding with a...

Low Sperm Count May Signal Serious Health Risks for Men

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A low sperm count may do more than affect a man's ability to have children. It also may be linked to a number of health problems, new research suggests. A...

'Cutting,' Self-Harm Greatly Raise Suicide Risk for...

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young people treated for self-inflicted injuries face a far higher-than-average risk of suicide in the next year, a new study finds. Among teenagers and...

Insurance Company Hurdles Burden Doctors, May Harm Patients

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The scenario may sound familiar: Your doctor sends your prescription electronically to the pharmacy, and you go to pick it up. Only you can't, because the...

That Ocean Swim May Come With Infection Risks

SUNDAY, March 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Frolicking in the sea may torpedo your health, new research suggests. It found a twofold increased risk for general ear problems, a 77 percent increased...

Now's the Time to Tackle Springtime Allergies

SATURDAY, March 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With spring allergy season just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how to deal with your symptoms, experts say. "Bottom line, very few...

Survival Odds Improving for Severe Burn Victims

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The odds of surviving severe burns have steadily increased in recent decades, researchers report. "Remarkably, a patient up to the age of 40 who has...

Flu Season Finally Slowing Down

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As winter nears its end so too does a tough flu season, with new data showing a decline in doctor visits and less severe strains of influenza beginning to...

Violence Trailed Trump's Campaign

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Violence followed Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed police data for 31 Trump rallies in 22 cities and...

Abortion Services Vary Widely Across the U.S.

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The quality of abortion services in the United States can hinge on where a woman lives, a new report shows. The report from The National Academies of...

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