ARCHIVE: May 2018

No Sign Pot Smoking Will Trigger Irregular Heartbeat: Study

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have suffered a heart attack, getting high on pot won't harm your heart's regular rhythm, a new study suggests. Marijuana users who have suffered a...

Curiosity a Plus in the Classroom, Particularly for Poorer Kids

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Curious children do better in school, and this is especially true of youngsters from poorer families, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 6,...

AHA: Blood Pressure Measurement Mistakes Can Lead to Misdiagnoses

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- It's a familiar scenario: You find yourself at the doctor's office, sitting on the edge of an exam table with your feet dangling inches above the...

AHA: Nurse's Colleagues Use the CPR He Taught Them to Save...

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Nurse Michael Lovelace has been training his colleagues in high-quality CPR for more than three decades, including the past 16 years in the...

A Bone Drug That Treats Baldness?

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A drug intended as a treatment for osteoporosis may help treat hair loss, researchers say. "The fact this new agent, which had never even been considered in...

More Americans DOA From Gun, Knife Wounds

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Victims of gunshots or stabbings are much more likely to die before arriving at U.S. trauma centers than 10 years ago. This suggests the intensity of violence...

Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back Surgery

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Spine and joint surgery patients aren't taking advantage of common pain relievers like Tylenol or Motrin during their recovery, researchers say. Instead,...

Expert Panel Highlights Patient Choice for Prostate Cancer Screen

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More men could receive PSA blood tests for prostate cancer under revised guidelines released Tuesday by the nation's leading panel on preventive medicine....

Is Integrative Medicine Right for You?

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Any approach that differs from conventional -- or Western -- medicine is typically considered complementary and alternative, or CAM. But these practices have...

How Fire-Safe Is Your Airbnb?

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you use Airbnbs or other vacation rentals, it might be a good idea to check first on their fire safety. A new study found that while many Airbnbs in the...

When Do You Take Guns From Someone With Dementia?

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of dementia often triggers discussions about how to keep that person safe as the disease advances, but one serious safety concern that may be...

Programs That Monitor Opioid Painkillers May Drive Some to Heroin

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription drug monitoring programs are touted as a way to reduce overdoses from opioid painkillers, but they might have the unintended effect of increasing...

Generic Drugs Don't Always Push Prices Down

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Generic drugs tend to trigger big drops in the cost of their expensive, brand-name counterparts, but that has not been the case with the cancer drug commonly...

Could Mom-to-Be's Antidepressants Have an Upside for Baby...

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children who were exposed to antidepressants in the womb may score higher on certain tests of mental abilities at the age of 12, a small, preliminary study...

Money Worries Have More Americans Anxious, Survey Finds

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are becoming increasingly nervous, with anxiety levels on the rise -- and one of the main reasons is concern about being able to pay their bills, a...

Even Mild Concussion Tied to Greater Dementia Risk Later

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions, even those that are mild, more than double the risk for developing dementia down the road, new research suggests. The findings stem from an...

Kids' Exposure to Domestic Violence Takes Economic Toll

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The long-term effects of children's exposure to domestic violence costs the U.S. economy about $55 billion a year, a new study reports. Researchers concluded...

AHA: Smoke-Free Laws Do Seem to Help Young Adults' Hearts

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Laws and policies that prohibit smoking in workplaces and other public areas appeared to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease...

More Risk of Complications If Vaginal Birth Follows Prior C-...

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of complications during vaginal birth is higher for mothers and infants if the mother previously had a cesarean delivery, a new study reports....

If Kids Exposed to Pot, Tobacco Smoke, ER Visits Rise

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Clouds of pot and cigarette smoke in a home make it more likely a young child will visit the emergency room or have an ear infection, researchers say....

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