ARCHIVE: May 2018

Study Finds Abortion Doesn't Lead to Depression

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Abortion does not increase a woman's risk for depression, according to new research. The study, of nearly 400,000 women in Denmark, challenges arguments...

High Blood Pressure Can Really Up Your Medical Costs

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your blood pressure goes up, so do your medical bills, new research suggests. Yearly medical costs for U.S. adults with high blood pressure can run $1,...

New Guidelines Lower Colon Cancer Screening Age to 45

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most people should now begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45, say new guidelines that were spurred by the rising rate of the disease among younger...

The ER or Urgent Care?

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Urgent care centers are popping up across the country as an option for medical treatment. But it's important to know the differences between these...

When Kids Expect a Needle to Hurt, It Does

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to kids and medical procedures like needles, expectation is everything. If they think the shot will hurt, it probably will, a new study...

Seniors Slow to Embrace Online Access to Doctors

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many doctors have internet portals to help patients manage their care. But that doesn't mean older folks will use them. A University of Michigan poll...

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Your Blood Sugar: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can an artificially sweetened drink or food really satisfy your sweet tooth without raising your blood sugar levels? That depends on what's in the food or...

Wise Words on Women's Health

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- May is Women's Health Month. With that in mind, doctors are offering suggestions for steps that women can take to reduce their risk of diseases and...

'Markers' of Alzheimer's Don't Doom You to...

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you discover that you have the first biological signs of Alzheimer's, you are not doomed to develop the crippling dementia, a new study suggests...

Use Your Legs, Boost Your Brain

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Walking, running, crouching, lifting and exercising the legs is critical to optimizing your nervous system's ability to function, new animal research...

AHA: Stroke Survivor Vows to 'Live Life Again'

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Last November, two days before Thanksgiving, Gerardo Lucio collapsed after getting off a forklift at work. When he was able to get up, his right...

Thyroid Cancer Survivors at Risk for Heart Disease

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women who survive thyroid cancer have a sharply increased risk for heart disease, a new study finds. And researchers say males and overweight...

Another Drug to Prevent Migraines Shows Promise

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers could soon turn to a number of new medications to avoid their crippling headaches. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug...

Tough State Drunk Driving Laws Save Lives

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- States that get tough on drunk driving see drops in alcohol-related car crash deaths, new research shows. About 30 percent of deaths in car crashes occur...

Too Much Meat, Dairy Tied to Heart Failure Risk

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe you should skip the cheeseburger and shake, guys. Middle-aged men who often feast on meat, dairy and other high-protein foods could be on a path to...

Take Your Swim Workouts to the Next Level

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Swimming is a great way to stay in shape while having fun and without stressing your joints. If you're ready to take your lap swimming to the next level,...

Thirsty Mosquitoes May Bite More in Droughts

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood mght be a thirst quencher for mosquitoes during a drought. A new study found that while female mosquitoes need the protein in blood to lay eggs,...

No Link Between HPV Vaccine, Autoimmune Diseases: Study

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Immunizing girls against human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn't increase their risk for autoimmune diseases, according to new research from Canada. HPV is the...

Supplements Won't Help Prevent Heart Disease: Study

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to preventing heart disease, vitamin and mineral supplements are probably a waste of money, a new research review concludes. The findings,...

A Young Life Lost to High Insulin Prices

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Alec Smith was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes shortly before his 24th birthday. When he turned 26, he lost his health insurance. Less than a month later, he...

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