ARCHIVE: March 2018

Binge Drinking Rampant Among Americans

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are on a binge drinking binge. More than 17 billion binge drinks were consumed by American adults in 2015, a new federal government study shows....

Study Debunks Link Between Tamiflu and Teen Suicide

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Finally, there's a bit of positive news in this brutal flu season. A new study suggests that Tamiflu (oseltamivir), the only commercially available...

5 Ways Out of an Exercise Rut

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Do you feel like you're stuck in second gear when it comes to exercise? Maybe you just don't experience the initial thrill of getting in shape anymore. Just...

'March Madness' a Peak Time for Vasectomies

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking about a vasectomy? Now -- as March Madness begins -- might be just the time for the procedure. The NCAA basketball tournament and other major "...

Recycled Toilet Water Aces Its Taste Test

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Think you could taste the difference between recycled toilet water, bottled water or tap water? It's unlikely, results of a blind taste test suggest....

Can You Be Obese But Heart-Healthy? Study Says No

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study of nearly 300,000 people dismantles the "obesity paradox," a theory that claims being obese does not necessarily raise heart risks....

Tonsillectomy May Carry More Risks in Kids Age 3 and Under

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When a child's tonsils become inflamed, surgical removal -- a tonsillectomy -- is often ordered. But new research suggests more caution may be needed in...

More U.S. Teens Seeing Ads for E-Cigarettes

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds the number of American teens who view ads extolling the pleasures of e-cigarettes is on the rise. Since studies show that ads for...

Coffee May Have Bigger Effect on Your Body Than Thought: Study

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee has been tied to many health benefits. Now, a small study suggests a daily java habit may affect the body's metabolism more extensively than...

Neanderthals Just Part of the Evolutionary Puzzle

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Modern humans interbred at least twice in history with an extinct species of humans called Denisovans, new research shows. It was already known that...

Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites

THURSDAY, March, 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution takes a greater toll on the hearts of black Americans than whites, in part because they often live in poorer areas with more pollution, a...

Teens Often Think E-Cigs, Hookah Pipes Harmless: CDC

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use tobacco products other than cigarettes often see their habit as harmless, a new U.S. government survey finds. The report, from...

FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it plans to cut the amount of addictive nicotine in the nation's...

The Dynamic Duo: Calcium and Vitamin D

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your need for calcium gets a lot of attention, but your body can't use it without its partner, vitamin D, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic...

More Kids, Fewer Teeth for Moms?

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Old Woman in the Shoe may have lost a tooth or two. Nursery rhymes aside, a new study reports that the more children a woman has, the fewer teeth she...

Hearing Loss Joins Long List of Smoking Harms

THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You can add hearing loss to the many health risks of smoking, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed eight years of health data on...

Birth Defects Affect 7 Percent of Zika-Exposed Babies: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of pregnant women in the Caribbean further confirms that Zika virus causes birth defects, particularly if infection occurs early in...

Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Using two or more pain control methods after hip and knee replacement surgery rather than opioid painkillers alone reduces risks to patients, a new study...

Heartburn Meds Not Tied to Hip Fractures in Alzheimer's...

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of acid-blocking heartburn drugs, such as Nexium and Prilosec, does not increase the risk for hip fractures in people with Alzheimer's...

Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You may spend a lot of time working out, but there's a fitness reward you might not expect: better memory in your senior years. New research finds that...

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