ARCHIVE: May 2018

On Top of Other Challenges, Homeless Have Higher Heart Disease...

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease remains a major killer of the homeless, a new review confirms. A combination of access to care, predicting who's at risk, and challenges of...

Why People Around the World Trip Over Their Tongues Sometimes

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can't quite spit out the right, uh, word at times? A new study helps explain why. European researchers analyzed thousands of recordings of spontaneous speech...

Some Great 50-Calorie Food Choices

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tired of munching on carrot and celery sticks to stay on the diet track when your stomach starts growling? There are many options for nutritious and filling...

Healthy Eating May Protect Her Hearing

MONDAY, May 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet may reduce a woman's risk of hearing loss, a new study finds. "We observed that those following an overall healthy diet had a lower risk of...

Expert Pointers for Avoiding Basketball Injuries

SUNDAY, May 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Basketball provides a great full-body workout. But there are steps you should take to reduce your risk of knee, ankle and foot injuries, an orthopedic...

How to Do a Self-Check for Skin Cancer

SATURDAY, May 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Learning how to do a skin self-exam could save your life. "Skin cancer is one of the few cancers you can see with the naked eye," said Dr. Ali Hendi, an...

Are Yawns Really Contagious?

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- We've all "caught" yawning from other people, but why that happens is unclear, according to a psychologist who has researched the behavior. "In short, we...

5 Ways to Protect Your Eye Health

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk of vision problems increases with age, but there are things you can do to protect your sight, eye doctors say. By age 65, one in three Americans...

AHA: Aspirin May Help Some Pregnant Women Avoid Preeclampsia

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother and baby in...

Little Follow-Up for Many Concussion Patients

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although millions of Americans suffer concussions each year, many aren't given information about traumatic brain injury or follow-up care, a new study finds...

Here Comes the Sun, and Kid Sun Safety

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Summer sun brings childhood fun, but experts warn it also brings skin cancer dangers, even for kids. "Don't assume children cannot get skin cancer because of...

Obesity May Offer Some Protection When Severe Infection Strikes

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity brings with it many health ills, but there could be one silver lining, new research shows. If you're in the hospital suffering from an infectious...

Be Smart When It Comes to Spring Allergies and Asthma

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of things grow in the spring, including your risk of severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks. So people need to take preventive measures and know...

Are You Ignoring Endometriosis?

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Endometriosis is a painful condition affecting many women, yet often years pass before it's diagnosed. Tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus...

Coal Miners Face Growing Wave of Black Lung Disease

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The deadliest form of black lung disease is on the rise among American coal miners, a new study finds. Increases in cases of progressive massive fibrosis (...

To Repel Ticks This Summer, Try Insecticide-Treated Clothes

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Outdoor enthusiasts: Here's a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. A new U.S. government...

Leave Tablets, Smartphones Out of the Bedroom for Better Sleep

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Are tablets, smartphones and laptops robbing Americans of shut-eye? Absolutely, said researchers who found that the unending entertainments and the light the...

Newly Identified Form of Vertigo Responds to Treatment

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Because vertigo can have many causes, treating it can be difficult, but researchers have identified a new type that may be effectively treated with...

AHA: Heart Disease a Hidden Threat to South Asians in U.S.

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- South Asians living in the United States are more likely to die from heart disease than the general population. But this risk has been largely...

AHA: High-Flying Young Doc Overcomes Stroke That Once Grounded...

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Flying at 35,000 feet at the start of a trip from their Chicago home to Hawaii to celebrate the upcoming birth of their first child, Dave Levy...

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