ARCHIVE: April 2018

Many Opioid Overdoses May Be Suicides

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the United States grapples with an ongoing opioid epidemic, experts are calling attention to a hidden aspect of the crisis: Many overdose deaths may,...

Fetal Procedure Prevents Rare Condition That Leaves Kids Unable...

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors say they've found a way to head off a rare birth defect that causes babies to be born without functioning sweat glands. By introducing a...

Restless Legs Linked to Brain Changes

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Structural changes in the area of the brain that processes sensations may be linked with restless legs syndrome, a new study suggests. People with...

Cases Rise in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of illnesses linked to Arizona romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli have risen sharply, from 53 cases a week ago to 84 on Wednesday. The U.S...

Race Now Plays Smaller Role in Americans' Risk of Dying...

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The racial gap between black and white Americans for dying early has narrowed, but opioid overdose deaths among whites might be fueling part of that...

Don't Panic Over 'Dry Drowning' Reports, ER Docs...

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite media hype this week around what's being called "dry drowning," a group representing U.S. emergency physicians says the water is still safe for...

Fetal Immune System May Trigger Premature Birth: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most potential explanations of premature birth revolve around the mother, and what might cause her body to reject her developing fetus. But what if it's...

As Weather Changes, So Do Social Media Posts

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Too hot, too cold, too humid: Weather may influence whether or not people post negative comments on social media, researchers report. They compared...

AHA: His Workouts Helped Him Spot a Dangerous Heart Problem

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Ricky Reyes had just begun a high-intensity exercise program to get in better shape. But instead of feeling energized, the workouts left him...

Advil + Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen provide better relief for dental pain than prescription opioids and are less likely to cause side effects,...

Can Type 2 Diabetes Lead to Irregular Periods for Teen Girls?

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As if coping with type 2 diabetes as a teenager isn't tough enough, it turns out that many girls with the metabolic disorder also have to deal with...

Stop Burnout in Its Tracks

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Finding the right work-life balance isn't easy. For many people, 9 to 5 has stretched to 9 to 7 -- or longer. And responsibilities can start much earlier...

Exercise Your Blues Away

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise can reduce your risk of depression, no matter what your age or where you live, research suggests. In a new study, an international...

Big Decline in Births to Girls Under 15, CDC Says

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a steep decline over the past two decades in births to American girls under the age of 15, a new report finds. Overall, "the number of U.S...

Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea: Experts

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana shouldn't be used to treat sleep apnea, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a new position statement. The group warned that...

AHA: What Does the Research Say About Coffee and Your Health?

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Coffee. Cup of joe. Java. No matter what you call it, millions of people worldwide wake up and fuel their day with it. And though consumers...

Anesthesia Doesn't Seem to Harm Child's IQ: Study

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving anesthesia before age 3 does not appear to affect a child's intelligence, according to a new study. However, having anesthesia a number of times...

Obese Men Suffer 'Weight Stigma,' Too

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's a long-held stereotype that men are less self-conscious about their weight than women. But a new study reveals that obese men are just as likely as...

FDA Cracks Down on Youth Access to Juul E-Cigarettes

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A crackdown on the sale of the wildly popular Juul brand of electronic cigarettes to teens was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Common Colon Cancer Screen May Help Men More Than Women

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sigmoidoscopy, an alternative to colonoscopy, may help one gender more than the other, new research shows. Flexible sigmoidoscopy looks at about a third...

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