ARCHIVE: April 2018

Posting Your Vacation Online May Make You Forget It

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past decade, smartphones and social media have blanketed the planet like a technological tsunami. The result is that nearly 70 million new photos...

Cycle Smartly

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bicycling outdoors can feel more like fun than the high-quality aerobic activity it is. And while you may be tempted to dust off your old two-wheeler, you...

Outdoor Job? Skin Cancer Can Take a Hefty Toll

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Construction workers, farmers and others who work in the sun are at greater risk for skin cancer, according to researchers. And a new study reveals these...

Soda During Pregnancy May Not Help Baby's Brain

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women may want to skip all soft drinks while they're expecting if they want their child's learning and memory skills to be sharper, new research...

Comfort care provides solace during illness

A national outpouring of sadness greeted the news when former first lady Barbara Bush died this month. Her decision to refuse aggressive life-prolonging medical treatment in favor of comfort care...

Rock Bands Soar When Some Members Are Married

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Die-hard fans often hate to hear that their favorite musician is getting married because they fear it will break up the band. But instead, new research...

AHA: How Black Cardiologists Are Combating a Problem Affecting...

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Doctors and African-American communities are obligated to learn more about heart valve disease and the lifesaving procedures available to...

Another Harm From the Opioid Epidemic: More Heart Infections

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another consequence of the U.S. opioid crisis: a rise in serious heart infections in a state hard-hit by the drug epidemic. A new study, done...

More U.S. Kids Being Diagnosed With Autism

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Autism rates continue to climb in the United States. About 1.7 percent of children -- one in 59 -- are now believed to have autism spectrum disorder, up...

Breast Cancer Genes a Real Risk for Men, Too

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Few American men are screened for gene mutations that can greatly increase their risk of breast and other types of cancers, a new study reveals. BRCA1...

Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing aids may mean fewer visits to the hospital for seniors, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data from more than 1,300 adults aged 65 to 85...

A Bit of Dark Chocolate Might Sweeten Your Vision

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It may not replace prescription glasses, but a few bites of dark chocolate might offer a slight and temporary bump up in vision quality, new research...

Many Ground Zero Rescue Workers Battling Cancer Years Later

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many of the rescue workers who flooded the ruins of the World Trade Center after 9/11 now face their own private battles for survival, a pair of new...

The Paleo Diet: Fad or Not So Fad?

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The so-called "Paleo" diet, which cuts out a number of food groups to bring about weight loss, has been around for several years now and at first blush...

Hit-and-Run Deaths on the Rise

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hit-and-run deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2016, a new report shows. "Hit-and-run crashes in the United States are trending in the...

U.S. Women Loosening Up Sexually, Study Shows

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American women are becoming more frisky in the bedroom, new research reveals. In a study of sexual trends in the United States, researchers at the...

Unused Meds? Saturday Is National Drug Take Back Day

THURSDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to keep your unused medicines out of the hands of others? You can safely dispose of dangerous expired and unwanted prescription drugs on Take Back...

A Better Clot-Buster Drug for Strokes?

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After a stroke, many patients are given the clot-busting intravenous drug alteplase, but another drug may be more effective, Australian researchers report...

A Doctor's Age May Matter With Emergency Surgery

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you need an emergency operation, you're in safer hands with an older surgeon, new research suggests. "These findings provide evidence of a learning...

HIV Drug Appears Safe During Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs to prevent HIV-positive pregnant women from infecting their unborn babies appear safe and don't raise the risk for premature birth or infant death...

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