ARCHIVE: May 2018

What You Need to Know About Strokes

SATURDAY, May 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but a lack of awareness and resources hinder efforts to change that, the American...

Illness linked to contaminated Romaine lettuce now in Florida

You can’t see it, but you’ll certainly feel it if you eat contaminated Romaine lettuce. The question takes on a new urgency here in Florida now that illness caused by contaminated lettuce has arrived...

Sun's UV Rays a Threat to Your Eyes, Too

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's not just your skin that needs protection from ultraviolet rays, health experts warn. UV rays from the sun can cause corneal sunburn (photokeratitis)...

Afraid to fly? Here’s how to leave your fears on the ground

Flying the friendly skies isn’t for everyone. Just the thought of boarding a plane can send some people into physical distress, from sweaty palms to panic attacks to a dangerous spike in blood...

7 Mistakes That Can Boost Your Blood Pressure Reading

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mum's the word the next time you have your blood pressure checked. Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder...

AHA: Take It From an Olympian, The Healthiest Mother's Day...

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Motherhood. Career. Fitness. For many women, it doesn't always feel like all of these can coexist, much less find balance. But this Mother's Day...

Hair Care Products for Black Women May Disrupt Hormones

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many black women use a plethora of hair care products that contain chemicals that can interfere with their hormones, researchers warn. They noted these...

Bone Drug 'Holiday' May Raise Fracture Risk

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis patients who take "holidays" from bisphosphonate drugs are at increased risk for fractures, a new study finds. A six-year follow-up of patients...

Depression Striking More Young People Than Ever

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are fast becoming a very depressed lot. New research shows there's been a sharp spike in cases of major depression in the United States in recent...

Deadly Falls On the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of seniors dying from falls has increased dramatically over the past decade, U.S. health officials reported Friday. Across the nation, the rate of...

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you or your child is taking an antibiotic, new research suggests you might want to watch closely for signs that kidney stones might be developing. "We...

Arsenic and Rice: What You Need to Know

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's a danger lurking in rice and you won't find it by reading labels. It's the chemical arsenic. And the threat isn't about immediate poisoning but...

Alcohol, Tobacco Cause More Health Harm Than Illegal Drugs

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol -- and not taking illegal drugs -- that pose the greatest risks to people's health, a new international study...

Hit Hard by Opioid Crisis, Appalachian States Expand Clean-...

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In 2013, there was just one clean-needle program in all of West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina, and the latter two states had laws banning such...

Hostile Teachers Take the Joy Out of Learning

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teacher hostility can dampen students' desire to learn and harm their grades. That's the suggestion of a new study that included nearly 500 undergraduate...

Cancer Docs: We Need More Research on Medical Marijuana

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most cancer doctors say they don't know enough about medical marijuana to provide an informed opinion to patients. Nevertheless, many go ahead and give its...

Making Life With Dementia More Bearable

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When loved ones develop dementia, it's hard to know how to make their lives better. But now researchers have pinpointed ways to help these folks live as...

Little 'Quit-Smoking' Help at U.S. Mental Health...

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many mental health and addiction treatment centers in the United States don't help patients quit smoking, a new government study finds. People with mental...

More Doubt Cast on Surgery for Spinal Compression Fractures

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, a widely used form of spinal surgery was no more effective than placebo in treating spinal fracture pain for people with osteoporosis....

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain. In terms of prevention...

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