ARCHIVE: April 2018

Meditation: Different Approaches, Different Benefits

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deep breathing is a great stress reliever, and the technique called mindfulness meditation is a helpful way to use breathing to get more in touch with...

You and Your Pooch May Have Similar Tummy Bacteria

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The makeup of bacteria in your dog's digestive tract may be more like your own than you think, researchers say. In a new study, investigators analyzed...

His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same Way

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women are more likely than men to suffer a knee injury called an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But -- surprisingly -- the injury occurs the same...

As Younger Men's Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men under 50 who smoke cigarettes are increasing their risk for a stroke, researchers warn. And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk,...

More Cases in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday. "Since the last...

What's the Best Way to Track Your Blood Pressure?

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Blood pressure readings taken with a portable monitor may be a much better gauge of your prognosis than readings at the doctor's office, new research...

Gene Therapy May Be Cure for Some With Rare Blood Disorder

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Wanda Sihanath didn't like the fact that her inherited blood disorder would not allow her to travel far from Chicago to attend college, but what could...

Just One Concussion Could Raise Parkinson's Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever had a mild concussion, your risk of developing Parkinson's disease goes up by 56 percent, a new study of more than 300,000 U.S. veterans...

AHA: Hypertension Plus Prediabetes a Dangerous Duo for the Heart

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone. The first study of its type looking into...

Americans Toss Out Tons of Fruits and Veggies

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans may be trying to eat healthy, but they're throwing away mountains of produce in the process, a new study suggests. "Higher-quality diets have...

Many Teens Don't Know Juul Contains Addictive Nicotine

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many young Americans don't realize that the wildly popular Juul electronic cigarettes contain highly addictive nicotine, putting them at risk for future...

'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller Paralyzed by Spinal...

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Reality TV star Abby Lee Miller nearly died after she developed a spinal infection that left her paralyzed from the neck down, People magazine reports....

Marriage Means 'I Do' for Skin Cancer Detection

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A walk down the aisle may be a healthy step to better skin cancer detection. New research shows that simply by being married, people increase their odds...

Does Pot Really Dull a Teen's Brain?

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pot-smoking teens may not be dooming themselves to a destiny of dim-wittedness, a new review suggests. The memory and thinking abilities of teenagers do...

Turn Chores Into a Fitness Routine

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is the "e" word -- exercise -- a downer for you? If so, you need look no further than everyday chores to find new ways to ramp up your workout level and...

Gene Twist Can Make Your Blood Pressure Spike From Salt

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research sheds light on why some people's blood pressure is especially sensitive to salt. The research team previously discovered that a natural...

Add Muscle Weakness as Another Cost of Type 1 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor muscle health may be a complication of type 1 diabetes, even in young people who get plenty of exercise. That's the finding of Canadian researchers...

Could Banned Chemicals Be Lurking in Your Kitchen?

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Toxic chemicals that have been banned for nearly four decades may be hiding in kitchens across the United States, new research suggests. Polychlorinated...

More Than 40% of Americans Breathe Dirty Air: Report

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than two of every five Americans reside in counties with unhealthy levels of smog and air pollution, thanks largely to the effect of global warming...

New Therapy May Prevent Tough-to-Treat Migraines

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The millions of Americans who suffer from migraine may have a new source of hope -- the first of a new class of drugs aimed at warding off the headaches....

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