ARCHIVE: April 2018

Fewer U.S. Kids Are Getting Cavities

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. kids are plagued by tooth cavities compared to just a few years ago, but income disparities persist, according to a new U.S. government study....

Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although the opioid epidemic continues to rage in America, promising new data show that first-time opioid painkiller prescription rates have slowed in...

Spring Sneezin' Season Has Sprung

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from allergies, you already know that pollen is in the air -- even in the parts of the United States with unseasonably cool temperatures. So...

The Traits That Hike High School Dropout Risk

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The reasons students quit high school are complex, but aggression and weak study skills are two key factors, a new study finds. Researchers followed 620...

Tough Times Can Leave Their Mark on the Older Brain

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Divorce, death in the family, money troubles and serious health problems don't just stress you out -- these negative life events may actually accelerate...

AHA: Florida Lifeguards Helped Save Man's Life After...

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- For J.R. Bourne, a day at the beach rekindles good and bad memories. It's the place where the Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident died and...

Is Your Waiter Stoned? Study Finds Pot Use Highest Among...

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey of workers in pot-friendly Colorado finds the food service industry is the most likely to have employees who use marijuana. The study used...

Philly's Soda Tax Is Working, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Philadelphia's "soda" tax seems to be getting the results city officials wanted. New research shows that since the city began taxing sodas, energy drinks...

FDA Approves AI Device to Spot Diabetic Eye Disease

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial intelligence software that can detect diabetes-related damage to the retina -- called diabetic retinopathy -- has been approved by the U.S....

Want to Help Beat Colon Cancer? Live Healthy

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1.3 million Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer, but new research suggests that adopting a healthy lifestyle goes a long way toward...

Who Lives Longer -- Night Owls or Early Birds?

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- "Night owls" might pay a price when it comes to their health and longevity, a new study reports. Folks who stay up late and struggle to wake in the...

The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits. On one side of...

Cigarette Tax Hike Could Ease Poverty for Millions Worldwide:...

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A big boost in cigarette prices could lead to fewer health problems and less poverty for millions of people worldwide, according to a new study. The...

Control Blood Pressure to Keep Dementia at Bay: Study

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bringing high blood pressure under control can reduce older black Americans' risk of dementia, a new study finds. Black people are at high risk for high...

Even When You Think You're Not Sleepy, Your Car Crash Risk...

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might be a drowsy driver without knowing it, and new research finds that can make you more dangerous on the road. People who suffer from chronic...

Zika May Linger in Semen for Shorter Period Than Thought: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines in place for protecting against the sexual transmission of Zika virus need to be re-evaluated, based on a new study from the U.S. Centers for...

U.S. Heart Disease Rates Falling, But Gains Vary by State

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The overall rate of heart disease in the United States has declined 38 percent since 1990, a new report shows. Not every state has benefited equally,...

Could Earlier Menopause Mean Poorer Memory in Senior Years?

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are older when they enter menopause may have a slight advantage when it comes to keeping key memory skills as they age, British researchers...

Cataract Surgery on Ebola Survivors Safe for Docs

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors needn't worry when they perform cataract surgery on Ebola survivors with eye problems caused by the highly contagious virus, a new study finds....

AHA: Four-Legged Friends Can Have Heart Issues, Too

WEDNESDAY, April 11 (American Heart Association) -- Many Americans spend their lives with their pets -- sharing habits, walks and sometimes even the bed. To help celebrate National Pet Day on April...

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