ARCHIVE: May 2018

Device Might Detect Breast Cancer-Linked Swelling Sooner

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Testing for small changes in the flow of lymph fluids after breast cancer surgery can spot the start of a painful swelling known as lymphedema before it...

Earlier Mammograms May Mean Less Need for Aggressive Treatments

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Much of the debate over when to start having mammograms has focused on lives saved, but new research suggests that early screening might also translate into...

AHA: Paramedics Break Down Door to Save 28-Year-Old Having Stroke

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Kevin Duane saw his wife Alyssa sprawled on the floor of their kitchen, surrounded by an EMT crew, he feared she had been attacked in a home...

Breast Cancer Prognosis May Be Worse If Diagnosis Follows '...

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- About 15 percent of breast cancers are diagnosed in the interval between regularly scheduled mammograms, where the last mammogram showed no signs of a cancer...

Sex Still Matters to Many Seniors, Survey Finds

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think seniors abandon their sex lives as the physical woes of aging descend upon them, a new survey suggests otherwise. The reality is that 40...

Home Gym: The Benefits of a Cross-Country Ski Machine

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to both fun and efficiency, cross-country skiing is an exhilarating, high-calorie burner. It's a lot less expensive than downhill skiing -- all...

French Bulldogs: Cute, But Health Issues Abound

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- French Bulldogs can melt your heart with their wrinkled faces and big ears, but they come with a special set of health problems, a new report warns. The...

Skin's 'Good' Bacteria May Be Promising Weapon...

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment that harnesses the power of helpful bacteria living naturally on the skin might be a breakthrough treatment for eczema, early research suggests...

Simple Drug Packaging Change Could Save Toddlers' Lives

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As America's opioid crisis continues, too many toddlers are accidentally overdosing on narcotic medicines. But a new study suggests that better packaging...

Harms of Banned Pregnancy Drug Linger for Decades in Daughters

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were exposed to synthetic estrogen (DES) in the womb and developed a rare form of cancer of the vagina and cervix continue to face an increased...

Could Time in a Sauna Lower Your Stroke Risk?

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who like to bask in the heat of a sauna may be less likely to suffer a stroke, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 1,600 Finnish...

First Death Reported in E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The first death from an ongoing outbreak of E. coli tied to romaine lettuce has been reported in California, federal health officials said Wednesday. The...

Malaria Parasite Is Infecting, Killing U.S. Baby Deer

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parasites that cause malaria in animals -- but not humans -- are commonly found in deer living in North America, new research shows. Many animals are able...

AHA: Heart-Stopping Condition Could Come With Warning Signs

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A heart-stopping condition that causes about half of all cardiovascular-related deaths seems to happen in an instant, with no symptoms. But...

Kids of Youngest, Oldest Moms at Risk of Developmental Issues:...

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with the youngest and oldest mothers may be at increased risk for developmental vulnerabilities, a new study reports. Researchers analyzed data...

What Drives Millennials to Tan, Knowing the Risks?

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many millennials and young people continue to tan, despite warnings about the link between excess sun exposure and skin cancer, new research warns. Some...

Some Reasons to Work With a Dietitian

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want customized diet advice to make your weight or health goals attainable? Consider working with an RD -- a registered dietitian. Not just a luxury for...

Teens Willing to 'Cash In' on Curbing Cellphone Use...

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens love their cellphones, but that love affair can turn deadly when they climb behind the wheel of a car. But new research suggests that financial...

Blood Type May Play Role in Death Risk After Trauma

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with the most common blood type, type O, may be at higher risk of death after suffering severe injuries because they're more likely to have major...

Helping Hand: Men's Grip Strength May Up Marriage Prospects

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men looking for a wife might need to get a grip -- a strong hand grip, that is. Researchers examined data from more than 5,000 adults in Norway to study...

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