ARCHIVE: May 2018

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...

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...

Ecstasy May Help Some PTSD Sufferers, but Safety Issues Remain

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might find some relief by using the popular party drug ecstasy, a small study suggests....

Tobacco Companies Must Put New Warnings on Packaging, Court Says

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco companies have been given deadlines to come clean on their cigarette packaging and websites about the health dangers of their products and their...

Most U.S. Adults Support More Mental Health Services for Kids

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A vast majority of U.S. adults believe children should receive more mental health support, new research reveals. Nearly nine out of 10 adults favor more...

Why You Should Unwind After a Tough Day at Work

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After dealing with nasty co-workers or a rude boss all day, try doing something to unwind. It can help you sleep better, a new study suggests. "Sleep quality...

U.S. Illnesses Tied to Ticks, Mosquitoes Are Soaring

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Diseases transmitted by biting insects -- ticks and mosquitoes in particular -- have more than tripled in the United States over the past decade, a new...

AHA: Blood Test Could Offer Life-and-Death Clues for Black...

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Testing blood for a biological marker called suPAR could help better assess the risk of death among black Americans with type 2 diabetes,...

FDA Cracks Down on Dangerous E-Cig Liquids That Resemble Cookies...

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned the makers of e-cigarette liquids that are packaged to look like juice boxes, candies and cookies to...

Fentanyl Now Drives Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S.

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Overdose deaths involving dangerous synthetic opioids like fentanyl have skyrocketed in recent years, surpassing deaths from prescription painkillers, a new U...

Speed of Heart Attack Treatment Can Vary by State

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients get their blocked heart arteries opened faster if they live in states where they can be taken directly to hospitals that perform the...

AHA: Blood Pressure Readings Often Higher Outside Doctor's...

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Blood pressure readings taken outside of the doctor's office often read higher than those in the office, a new study says. Spanish researchers...

Even Living Near a Farm Might Help Prevent Allergies

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While allergists have long known that farm life helps prevent allergies in kids, new research shows the benefit might even extend to adults who live near a...

Nearby Lightning Shut Down a Woman's Brain Implant

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A European woman who needed an implanted brain device got an unwelcome side effect during a storm: Nearby lightning switched the device off. Experts say the...

U.S. Air Quality Improvements Are Lagging

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After decades of progress, the United States has seen a slowdown in reductions of two major air pollutants, a new study finds. Researchers found that levels...

Rock Climbing Goes Mainstream for Exercise Buffs

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rock climbing is no longer just for extreme sports athletes and thrill-seeking daredevils. With hundreds of indoor climbing facilities across the United...

What Foods Can Hasten, or Delay, Menopause?

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- What women eat might determine when they enter menopause, new research suggests. After tracking more than 35,000 British women for four years,...

Mid-Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late-Life Dementia Risk

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Anxiety during middle age might signal impending dementia, a new analysis suggests. Although millions of Americans suffer from moderate to severe anxiety...

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