ARCHIVE: March 2018

E-Cigarettes Doing More Harm Than Good: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes do little to help smokers quit, and could actually increase the likelihood that teens and young adults will start smoking, a new...

New Technology Gives 'Feeling' to Prosthetic Arms

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new way to provide sensation and natural hand movement in a prosthetic arm improves a person's ability to control the arm, researchers say. Led by...

Weight-Loss Surgery Beats Meds for Obese, Diabetic Teens: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) Weight-loss surgery may help severely obese teens with type 2 diabetes far more than medication and lifestyle changes alone, new research suggests. A...

Jobs That Keep the Mind Sharp … Even Into Retirement

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning a career change or wondering if a challenging job could have positive effects, research might provide some intriguing answers. In a...

Hookah Smoking Carries a Poisoning Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think hookah smoking is less harmful than cigarettes, but they might not realize that hookahs can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, a medical...

Cutting Co-Pays Helps Heart Patients Take Their Meds

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had a heart attack are more likely to be prescribed and take recommended blood-thinning drugs if they get vouchers to waive their co-...

Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives. The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in...

That Motorcycle Helmet Just May Save Your Spine

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A good helmet not only protects your skull if you crash your motorcycle, it can also reduce the risk of cervical spine injuries, researchers found. The...

Poor, Minority Moms Face Tough Judgments Over Kids' Weight

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor mothers who get food assistance face close scrutiny over their kids' weight, researchers say. Their study of 138 families in low-income communities...

Empathy May Reside in Your DNA

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your ability to "feel" the emotions of others lies partly in your genes, new research suggests. The British study, of nearly 47,000 adults, found that...

Three-in-One Pill Shows Promise in Beating High Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A pill that combines three blood pressure-lowering drugs improves people's chances of lowering their high blood pressure, researchers report. The pill...

People Aren't as Safe From Lead as Thought, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term, low-level lead exposure may be linked with more than 256,000 premature deaths from heart disease in middle-aged and older Americans each year,...

Why Does America Spend More on Health Care?

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's well-known that the United States spends a lot more for its health care than other industrialized nations do. But a new study claims that some of the...

Opioid ODs Outpacing Other 'Deaths of Despair'

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though fewer Americans are dying from alcohol abuse, suicide and murder, opioid overdose deaths have risen dramatically in recent decades, a new report...

Poison Prevention at Home

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Every day, more than 300 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for accidental poisoning, and two children die from it. Reports of youngsters...

Genetic Testing Underused in Breast Cancer Patients: Study

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who should have genetic testing don't receive it, a new study finds. Genetic testing can play an...

Defibrillator-in-a-Vest May Help Heart Attack Survivors

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A wearable heart defibrillator reduces the overall risk of early death for heart attack survivors, but not the risk of sudden cardiac death, a new study...

Heart Attack Survival Better When Specialists Are Out of Town

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Believe it or not, new research suggests that people hospitalized for a heart attack are more likely to survive when certain heart specialists are out of...

Presidential Panel Says High-Priced Cancer Drugs Harm Patient...

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- "Financial toxicity" caused by high cancer drug prices is harming people's ability to fight the dreaded disease, a new report from the President's Cancer...

A New Hip May Mean a Longer, Better Life

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A hip replacement may help seniors live longer -- for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests. "Our study suggests that hip replacement...

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