ARCHIVE: May 2018

Using Diet to Stave Off Diabetes

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes has become a worldwide epidemic, but you can protect yourself with a healthier diet. And the same type of diet can help you manage diabetes if you...

Many Teens Switch From Hi-Cal Sodas to Hi-Cal Sports Drinks

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who were once hooked on sugary sodas may now be now turning to sugary sports drinks, a new study reveals. While soda's popularity declines, the number...

Injured Kids Can Have Lasting Mental Scars, Too

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your child lands in the hospital with an accidental injury, new research suggests you should watch for signs they may be struggling with what happened to...

CBD Oil: All the Rage, But Is It Really Safe and Effective?

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has become the hot new product in states that have legalized medical marijuana. The non-intoxicating marijuana extract is being credited...

Strict Gun Laws Spare Young Lives: Study

SATURDAY, May 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer young Americans are killed by guns in states with stricter gun laws, a new study finds. "Injuries due to firearms are the nation's third-leading...

Teens, Parents Aren't on Same Page When Talk Turns to Sex

SUNDAY, May 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to having "the talk," many teens admit they're not communicating with their parents or their doctors about sex, new research reveals. "Teens...

Ditch the Golf Cart. Your Aging Knees Won't Mind

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Golfers with knee arthritis should park the golf cart and walk the links instead, researchers say. While using a golf cart may seem the obvious choice for...

Sleep-Deprived Kids at Risk of Obesity

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Too little sleep can increase a child's risk of obesity, British researchers report. "Being overweight can lead to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes...

Racial Divide Narrows in Opioid Prescribing in U.S.

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are no longer less likely than whites to be prescribed opioid painkillers -- but that means their risk of addiction to the narcotics has...

Armpit Thermometers Helped Spread Dangerous Fungus at UK Hospital

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Armpit thermometers led to a large outbreak of drug-resistant Candida auris fungus in the United Kingdom, researchers say. The outbreak occurred in Oxford...

AHA: Poverty Levels Key to States' Performance on Heart...

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- State-by-state disparities in heart disease and stroke are rooted in the economic health of communities and the people who live in them, according...

Too Much Social Media May Harm a Woman's Body Image

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest may not be good for women's self-esteem, a new study suggests. Women are less likely to be happy with their bodies if they...

Make Your Amusement Park Visits Safe

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of millions of people visit U.S. amusement parks every year and take over a billion rides. Serious injuries are few -- about one in 24 million. Yet...

Care at VA Hospitals as Good or Better Than Elsewhere in U.S.:...

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The overall quality of care provided by the U.S. Veterans Health Administration is equal to or better than that provided by other health care systems in the...

'Smart Dresser' Might Help Alzheimer's Patients...

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia can turn even the simple task of getting dressed into a Herculean ordeal. But an experimental automated system called "DRESS" might someday ease that...

U.S. Motorcycle Deaths Dropped 6 Percent Last Year

FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Motorcycles are still deadlier than cars, but there's some good news: Nearly 6 percent fewer bikers died on U.S. roads last year than in 2016, a new report...

Further Signs That Too Much Sitting Can Raise Clot Risk

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's been long known that people who sit for extended periods of time run the risk of blood clots. In fact, the condition has been dubbed economy class...

Food for Thought: Keys to Fruitful Fertility

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a woman who's trying to get pregnant, it might be a good idea to eat more fruit and cut back on fast food. That's the advice of researchers who...

The Cold Truth About Migraine Headaches

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Early humans' ability to adapt to cold climates may have been helped by a genetic variant that's common in modern people who live in colder regions -- and is...

Scientists Probe Mystery of How Hair Prematurely Goes Gray

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes life's sudden shocks or illnesses can turn hair gray -- Barbara Bush, the former first lady who passed away in April, reportedly had her brown hair...

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