ARCHIVE: April 2018

When 'Nest Egg' Vanishes, Death Risk Rises

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who lose their life savings may also lose years from their life, a new study suggests. Looking at more than 8,700 Americans older than 50,...

Sorry Older Guys: Protein Binges Won't Boost Your Health

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of older men may think that feeling better and maintaining muscle is simply a matter of taking in more protein. But a new study suggests that -- for...

Red Meat Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk for Women

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Another study, this time in British women, finds that diets high in red meat are linked to higher odds for colon cancer. Numerous studies have linked a...

Older Americans Support Medical Marijuana: Poll

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While few older Americans have used medical marijuana, many support it under the right conditions, a new survey finds. The national poll of more than 2,000...

Rear-Facing Car Seats Protect Tots in Crashes From Behind: Study

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rear-facing car seats provide effective protection for children in rear-end crashes, researchers say. Previous studies have shown that rear-facing car...

All That Overtime Could Be Killing You

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A 40-hour work week may sound like a vacation to those burning the midnight oil. But a study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine shows that...

Key Heart Risks Decline for Older Americans

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans dramatically reduced their risks for heart attack and stroke over a recent 20-year period, a new analysis finds. The likely reason: greater...

Testicular Cancer Survivors May Face Heart Trouble Later

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who survive testicular cancer may need to worry about more than a return of their disease: A new study suggests they also face greater heart risks...

After Cancer, Accelerated Aging?

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even decades after treatment, cancer survivors tire more easily than people with no history of the disease, according to new research. The findings hint at...

Babies Given Certain Meds May Have Higher Odds for Allergies...

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who are given antacids or antibiotics during their first 6 months of life may have a sharply higher risk for allergies or asthma, a large new study...

Why More Teens Aren't Getting Protection Against Common STD

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of American teens are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), and parents' reluctance is a big reason why, a child health expert says...

Could Medical Pot Help Curb the Opioid Abuse Crisis?

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana could help quell the ongoing opioid epidemic, a pair of new studies contends. Opioid prescriptions tend to decrease in U.S. states that...

Early Periods May Heighten Obesity Risk Later

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who began puberty early are more likely to be overweight, a new study reports. Specifically, the earlier they had their first period, the more apt...

Raised Blood Pressure <i>Before</i> Pregnancy Linked...

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young women with elevated blood pressure before pregnancy appear to have a greater risk of miscarriage, even if they haven't been diagnosed with full-blown...

Cardiac Defects in Baby Tied to Later Heart Trouble in Moms

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a baby with a congenital heart defect may face a heightened risk of heart disease years later, a large study suggests. Researchers found that...

Baby Sitters, Relatives Often Unaware of SIDS Risk

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's risk of death from being placed in an unsafe sleeping position or location is higher when they're under the care of a baby sitter, relative or...

Abandoning Your Workouts May Bring on the Blues

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Before you give up on your exercise program, know that new research suggests the decision may put more than your fitness at risk. It might also make you...

Living Near Green Space May Make for a Healthier You

MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Planning a move in the future? You might want to make sure there are parks nearby. Research suggests that people who live near parks and green space are...

Put Your Best Feet Forward, Despite Diabetes

SUNDAY, April 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have diabetes, it's time to think about your feet. "Diabetes is a multisystem disease," Dr. Ronald Lepow explained in a news release from the Baylor...

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