ARCHIVE: April 2018

Skin Sensor Might Someday Track Alcoholics' Booze Intake

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An injectable sensor that could provide ongoing monitoring of the alcohol intake of people receiving addiction treatment is in development. The miniature...

Some Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Certain drugs prescribed to treat high blood pressure may boost a woman's risk for developing pancreatic cancer after menopause, new research suggests. In...

Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a small, early study, a nasal spray containing the club drug ketamine appears to quickly help ease depression and even curb thoughts of suicide....

AHA: Fire Fighters Save One of Their Own After Heart Attack

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Firefighter Tony Spagnoletti was on overnight duty when he woke up with chest pains. He sloughed it off as "gas." "We'd been doing a rope...

States Should Help Struggling Teen Moms, Poll Finds

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant teens should receive some state support as long as they meet certain conditions, such as taking parenting classes, many American adults believe....

Exercise In, Vitamin D Out for Preventing Falls: U.S. Panel

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With aging often comes worry about falls and the bone fractures they cause. Now, a panel of U.S. experts has new advice on what helps and what doesn't when...

The Poop on House Mice: They Carry 'Superbugs'

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- House mice are ubiquitous in New York City, and those uninvited guests may harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study finds. Researchers found that...

'Flexitarian' Eating: Part Vegetarian, Part Not

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to eat more vegetables and less meat, but don't want to give up meat altogether, there's an alternative. It's called flexitarian -- for...

Can Mom-to Be's' Weight Affect Daughters' Risk...

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Girls whose moms were overweight or had high blood sugar during pregnancy may be more likely to enter puberty early, a large new study suggests. The...

Go Nuts for Heart Health

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The crunchy goodness of peanuts, walnuts, cashews and other nuts may be just what the cardiologist ordered, new research suggests. The study couldn't...

Organs From Opioid OD Victims Are Saving Lives: Study

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Organ donations from Americans who have died from an opioid overdose have risen dramatically in the past two decades, new research reveals. And...

Safety Info for Opioids Found Lacking

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Information about safe storage and disposal of opioid painkillers on the drugs' package inserts is inconsistent, and even missing from some products,...

U.S. Women Less Likely Than Men to Get Statins After Heart Attack

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive a heart attack are less likely than men to receive cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that can reduce the risk of another heart attack or...

AHA: A Call for Deeper Understanding of AFib

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Much of what doctors and researchers know about treating atrial fibrillation is based simply on the yes-no question of whether a patient has the...

Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic back pain often try painkillers and other treatments without success. Now, a new study suggests a program of education and exercise may...

Coffee Safe for Many With Abnormal Heart Rhythms: Review

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Caffeine can send the heart racing, but for some people coffee may help prevent abnormal heartbeats, Australian researchers report. Many doctors advise...

Too Much Sitting Could Raise Brain Risks

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's been lots of research into how too many hours lounging on chairs and sofas can harm the heart. Now, researchers say all that sitting might be bad...

Love Your Hair Color? You Have Over 100 Genes to Thank.

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The color of your hair turns out to be a complicated thing, with a full 124 genes determining whether you wind up a blonde, brunette or redhead. The...

New Drugs May Be Big Advance in Lung Cancer Care

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs designed to trigger a patient's immune system may help boost survival for those battling lung cancer, two new studies found. The first study found...

Can 'Mono' Virus Up Odds for 7 Other Diseases?

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of young Americans have lived through the fatigue and discomfort of mononucleosis. Now, new research suggests, but doesn't prove, that the virus...

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