ARCHIVE: April 2018

Kids Are Naturally as Fit as an 'Iron Man'

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Confirming what many exhausted parents likely already know, scientists say a typical young boy is a sort of super athlete. Compared with adults,...

New Hope Against Disease That Prematurely Ages Children

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In April 2011, at the age of just 10 months, Ohio native Carly Kudzia was diagnosed with the rare and fatal premature aging disease known as progeria. "...

Avoid 'Text Neck' From Your Cellphone

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your cellphone puts the world at your fingertips, but it can wreak havoc with your neck. There's even a name for the pain you get when looking down at your...

Meditation Can Soothe the Anxious Soul in Just One Session

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A single session of meditation can lower your anxiety levels, a small new study finds. "Our results show a clear reduction in anxiety in the first hour...

For Soccer Players, Heading May Pose Bigger Risk Than Collisions

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heading the ball -- not player collisions -- may lead to temporary thinking declines in soccer players, a new study finds. "Unintentional head impacts are...

Heavy Drinking Could Raise Your Gum Disease Risk

TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol may harbor an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths, a new study suggests....

Too Much Drinking May Be Tied to PMS: Study

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- How much a woman indulges in alcohol may have ties to her premenstrual syndrome symptoms, a new global research review suggests. "We estimate that 11...

Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Weight Gain in Kids?

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's new evidence that even moderate amounts of caffeine consumed by a mom-to-be might affect her child's weight years later. The overall effect was...

Extreme Exercisers May Have Higher Odds for ALS

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fitness buffs who push themselves to the limit during workouts might slightly increase their risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new...

Electric Cars Don't Jolt Implanted Heart Devices: Study

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who have implanted devices to keep their hearts running smoothly can safely drive an electric car if they wish to do so, new research confirms. The...

Don't Wait to Take MS Drugs

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most multiple sclerosis patients shouldn't wait to start taking medication in the early stages of the disease, new guidelines say. "The treatment landscape...

Injured U.S. Vet Receives World's First Penis/Scrotum...

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The world's first total penis and scrotum transplant was performed about a month ago on a U.S. veteran who was injured in Afghanistan, doctors say. "We are...

AHA: New Rules on Saving Kids Stricken With Cardiac Arrest

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Saving a child with heart disease whose heart has stopped requires a different approach than reviving a child with a healthy heart, according to...

Aging Brains Gain More From Exercise With Good Hydration

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers say. "Middle-age and...

CDC Broadens Romaine Lettuce Warning as E. Coli Outbreak...

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the wake of an E. coli outbreak that has made more than 50 people in 16 states sick, Americans are now being warned to toss out any romaine lettuce they...

Staying Healthy Between MD Visits

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Wellness exams are important for monitoring your health and detecting any problems early on. But there are also self-care steps to take to protect yourself...

How a False Alarm Affects Future Cancer Screenings

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer scare could increase the chances that you'll be diligent about recommended screenings in the future, a new study finds. People who got a false-...

Positioning During Cancer Radiation May Be Key to Heart Risks

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have lung or throat cancer, exactly how you are positioned during your radiation treatments may alter your chances of beating the disease. New...

E-Cig Liquid Remains a Poisoning Danger to Young Kids

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Following an enormous jump in children's exposures to toxic liquid nicotine from electronic cigarettes, the rate dropped in just one year, new research...

Breakfast Fans Gain Less Weight Over Time

MONDAY, April 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Starting each day with breakfast may help you keep the pounds off through the years, a preliminary study finds. The study, of nearly 350 healthy adults,...

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