ARCHIVE: May 2018

Kidney Docs Worry Over No Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Undocumented immigrants in the United States are often denied treatment for kidney failure until they have a life-threatening emergency. Now a new study finds...

AHA: Making America's Doctors Look More Like America

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Dr. Luis Castellanos was a resident at UC San Diego School of Medicine, he noticed there weren't many Spanish-speaking physicians on staff,...

Even a Mosquito's Spit May Help Make You Sick

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When a pesky mosquito bites you, even its saliva triggers an immune response, new animal research suggests. The study, conducted in mice, suggests the...

Banned Pregnancy Drug Linked to ADHD Generations Later

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnancy drug that has been banned for decades may increase the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) generations later, new research...

Can the Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Smog-Related Deaths?

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Mediterranean diet has long been lauded as a heart-healthy eating plan that can add years to your life. Now, a new study suggests the diet could help...

Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin' Easy

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Adding more grapes and berries to your diet is a tasty way to give your lung health a boost, new research suggests. Folks who ate the most foods with a...

Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns. The finding highlights yet...

Race May Play Role in Kids' Suicide Risk

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's generally assumed that suicide is more common among white kids in the United States than their black peers. But that's not the case among 5- to 12-year-...

Overdoses on ADHD Drugs May Be Rising

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. kids accidentally or intentionally overdosing on ADHD medications may be on the rise, a new study suggests. Researchers found that between...

Are You a Procrastinator? Then Read This. Now!

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Do you put off until tomorrow things you should do today? Or tell yourself that you work better "under pressure"? If you're a procrastinator, you're probably...

Many Parents Say Restaurant Fare Has Made Kids Sick: Poll

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American moms and dads work hard to prevent food poisoning at home, but 10 percent say their kids have gotten sick after eating bad food elsewhere. In a new...

Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising may keep you young at heart. Researchers found that people who make regular exercise a lifelong habit appear to slow the aging of their heart and...

Screening May Miss Signs of Autism, Especially in Girls: Study

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An important checklist used to screen for autism can miss subtle clues in some children, delaying their eventual diagnosis. Researchers found that the...

Wanna Look Cool? Give Smiling a Shot

SUNDAY, May 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to look cool, try smiling, researchers suggest. Their advice counters the popular belief that showing no expression is the way to be cool. The...

Summer Camp Bummer: Smartphones, Not Bugs

SATURDAY, May 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Along with flashlights, sleeping bags and bug repellent, many kids will take a smartphone to camp this summer. But this could ruin their camp experience,...

Start Exercising to Cut Your Heart Failure Risk

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Attention, middle-age couch potatoes: There's still time to lower your risk of heart failure, a condition affecting more than 5 million Americans. Getting...

AHA: The Link Between HIV and High Blood Pressure

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with HIV are more likely than people without the virus to have high blood pressure, in part because of treatments and repercussions of the...

AHA: Mother of Three Didn't Know What a Stroke Was --...

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- On the morning of Dec. 24, 2016, Maria Juarez awoke in her San Antonio home with a bad headache. She also noticed something wrong with her hearing...

'Low-Alcohol' Booze Labels May Backfire

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Marketing "light" beer and wine could backfire, increasing the total amount that someone drinks, a new British study warns. "Labeling lower strength alcohol...

Boys' Early Pot Use Linked to Adult Drug Abuse

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who start smoking pot before they are 15 years old are more likely to have a drug problem when they're adults than those who don't start until they are a...

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