ARCHIVE: May 2018

Add Heart Check to Annual Ob-Gyn Visit, Experts Say

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A "well" visit to her ob-gyn can benefit a woman's heart, two leading U.S. medical groups say. "As the leading health care providers for women, ob-gyns...

More Than 1 Day of First-Trimester Bleeding Ups Odds for Smaller...

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Some first-trimester bleeding occurs in up to 1 in every 4 pregnancies. Now, new research suggests that if bleeding extends beyond a day there could be...

After-School Programs a Blessing for Kids With ADHD

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After-school activities might be just what the doctor ordered for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers suggest. After...

Is Testing for Zika in U.S. Blood Supply Worth the Cost?

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Since 2016, every blood donation in the United States has been individually tested for the Zika virus. A new study suggests it's not worth it. Researchers...

Depression May Dampen Memory

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may do more than darken your mood, with new research suggesting it might also sap your memory. "Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it...

Women's Pelvic Floor Surgery Not Always Long-Term Fix

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to repair so-called pelvic floor disorder often fails within five years -- but many women still say the procedure improved their quality of life, a...

Obesity Might Raise Your Risk for A-fib

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people are at increased risk for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, which can cause complications such as heart failure and stroke. That'...

Affected by the EpiPen Shortage? Here's What to Do

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Production issues have made EpiPens hard to find in some areas of the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. The devices...

Almost 150 Now Sickened By E. Coli-Tainted Lettuce

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-eight more illnesses caused by an E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce were reported by U.S. health officials on Wednesday. So far, a...

AHA: Mother of the Bride Survives Heart Attack on Mother's...

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Belinda Waggoner is the type of person who gives her all to everything she does. She devoted so much to the human resources company she...

Many Parents Miss Speech Disorders in Young Kids

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents don't recognize the signs of speech and language problems in children, or don't know that early treatment is important, a new survey finds. "...

'Smoke-Free' Rooms Still Loaded With Smoke Residues,...

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Harmful cigarette smoke residue may be lurking in rooms where no one has ever lit up, researchers report. In a new study, scientists from Drexel University...

This nasty parasite moves at a snail’s pace, but it’s a threat...

A quick bit of advice: Don’t read this story during breakfast. Lunch or dinner won’t do, either, because some things are just too disgusting. Consider the distasteful subject of the rat lungworm,...

What Helps Adults With Autism Get and Keep a Job?

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism face many challenges, and one of the biggest is finding and keeping a job. More than two-thirds of adults with autism are unemployed or...

Teen Sexting Often Tied to Past Sexual Abuse

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who share sexually explicit texts or emails -- "sexters" -- are more likely to have suffered sexual abuse than their peers, new survey results suggest...

Meet Nao, the Robot That Helps Treat Kids With Autism

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It may seem counterintuitive, but a robot might help kids with autism interact better with humans. This two-foot-tall robot goes by the name of Nao, and...

Restaurant Appetizers That Make Great Main Dishes

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ordering an appetizer rather than an entree can be the answer to enjoying restaurant meals without busting your calorie budget. The trick is to ask for...

Infants Know Real 'Baby Talk' When They Hear It

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Babies go gaga over other babies' goo-goos, a new study finds. Researchers found that 5-month-old infants spent 40 percent longer listening to sounds from...

PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For reasons that aren't yet clear, people who battle PTSD may also be at heightened risk for the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation,...

Chilly, Smoggy Days May Be Hazardous for Some Women's Hearts

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution coupled with colder temperatures may deliver a double whammy to women's hearts, making them more prone to sudden cardiac death, a new study...

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