ARCHIVE: May 2018

Treatment for Teething Pain Poses Serious Health Threat: FDA

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Consumers should stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine because they pose a serious health threat to infants and young...

Can Excess Weight in Toddlers Cause Brain Drain?

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Extra pounds in early childhood may do more than put a child's physical health at risk -- they might result in a slightly lower IQ, new research suggests...

Is Fasting a Diet Solution?

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Research shows that fasting on alternate days has health benefits, including lowering the amount of inflammation in the body. That's important because...

Toxins in BBQ Fumes May Be Absorbed Through the Skin

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you fire up the grill for your Memorial Day cookout, beware: Those tantalizing aromas hold an underestimated health risk. Grilling meats at a high...

A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart failure who are socially isolated are more likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely than those who feel connected to others, new...

Early Life Trauma May Affect an Adult Man's Sperm

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's preliminary research suggesting that abuse or neglect in childhood might have an effect on the quality of a man's sperm. The study was small and...

Small World? Not With One-Quarter Obese by 2045

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If current trends continue, nearly one-quarter of the world's population will be obese by 2045. And one in eight people will have type 2 diabetes, new...

'Pizza Challenge' Suggests Food Is Just More Tempting...

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For some people who struggle with weight gain, their body's responses to delicious food may be working against them. In a new study, obese people who had...

Closing Fossil Fuel Plants Tied to Fewer Preterm Births

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Closing coal and oil plants may lead to fewer premature births and improved fertility in neighboring communities, according to two new studies. Scientists...

A Pill to Protect You From the Sun? Don't Believe It, FDA...

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think popping a pill will somehow keep your skin safe while you tan, think again. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued warning...

Yoga May Be Right Move Against Urinary Incontinence

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests. The finding stems from a small study of participants in...

AHA: Cardiac Arrest Survivor Finds Her Rescuer … 5...

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Heidi Stewart's heart stopped at age 18 in her high school in Vancouver, Wash., quick-acting school administrators and teachers jumped into...

Blue's Clues: Adding Dye to Colonoscopy May Boost Detection

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By having patients swallow a blue dye tablet as part of colonoscopy prep, doctors can boost their chances of catching telltale signs of cancer, new research...

Mom-to-Be's Pot Use Tied to Changes in Baby's Size,...

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking marijuana during pregnancy has been linked to smaller weights and irritable behavior in infants, new research suggests. And if a pregnant woman...

Health Concerns Rise Along With Hawaii Eruptions

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's more trouble in paradise: The eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may lead to respiratory and other health problems for residents of the Big Island...

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Declines Again, But Prostate Cancer...

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for Americans in the war against cancer. Cancer deaths continue to decline nationwide, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the...

How Exercise Helps Your Heart

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You already know that exercise is good for your health and your heart, both to prevent heart disease and, for those who already have a heart-related...

Most Hospitals Aren't Ready for Mass Tragedies, ER Docs Say

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nine out of 10 ER doctors say their hospitals aren't fully prepared for major disasters or mass tragedies. The finding, from a new poll by the American...

Commuters: Pedal Your Way to Better Heart Health

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ditching the car and biking or walking to work just might cut your risk of developing heart disease and even dying from it. So says a new British study that...

Vendors Say Pot Eases Morning Sickness. Will Baby Pay a Price?

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 70 percent of Colorado marijuana dispensaries recommended pot products to manage early pregnancy-related morning sickness, new research reveals. In a...

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