ARCHIVE: July 2018

Sun's Harms Rise After Organ Transplant

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Organ transplant recipients are at increased risk for skin cancer and need to protect themselves, a dermatologist warns. "Individuals who receive organ...

Obesity Warps the Shape, Function of Young Hearts

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that obesity raises the risk for heart disease later in life, but new research reveals it can damage even young hearts. British...

New Drug Reverses Hair Loss in Mice

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug reversed hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation in mice that were first fed a diet high in fat and cholesterol. Previous...

Yes, There Is Room for Chocolate in Your Diet

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dark chocolate is soothing and satisfying, and it may have health benefits, including some for heart health. But can it fit into a weight-loss diet? Yes...

Drinking While Breast-Feeding May Dampen Child's Brain...

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sorry, new moms, although you've already waited at least nine months, it's not time for a glass of wine just yet: New research suggests it might be best for...

Media Reports of Celeb Suicides May Trigger 'Copycat'...

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- News reports on suicides may be quickly followed by a bump in suicide rates -- especially if they contain details that sensationalize the tragedy, a new...

Majority in U.S. Support Medical Pot, Think It Could Fight...

MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans strongly support medical marijuana, and a majority also believe that pot should be legal for recreational purposes, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll has...

Dim the Lights to Help Your Child Fall Asleep

SUNDAY, July 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to bright light in the hour before bedtime can make it difficult for kids to fall asleep, family health experts warn. As day changes to night, the...

Shield Yourself From the Summer Sun

SATURDAY, July 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you're out having fun in the sun this summer, remember to take steps to prevent sunburn. Along with being painful, sunburns can cause lasting damage...

Gyms With Tanning Beds Send Mixed Message

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gym rats are trying to get healthy. So why do so many U.S. gyms have tanning beds, researchers want to know. Since indoor tanning raises the risk of skin...

Summers Less Smoggy Now, But Winter Air Hasn't Improved

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Air quality improvements in the United States have been significant but largely limited to summer. Now, researchers say they know why. For decades, summer...

AHA: For Protein & Your Heart, Pick Quality Over Quantity

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- High-protein diets are everywhere, but not all protein is created equal. For heart health, experts say the key is moderation and choosing wisely...

Americans Say Editing Baby's Genes OK, Up to a Point: Poll

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gene editing is no longer just fodder for sci-fi movies. Most Americans believe it's OK to tweak a baby's DNA under certain circumstances, a new poll finds...

Tap Into the Health Powers of Garlic

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As scientists look into the effects of diet on health, they're finding that more and more everyday foods offer benefits that go well beyond making dishes...

Using Smartphones During Lectures = Lower Grades

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- College students might want to leave their smartphones and tablets behind when they head to a lecture, new research suggests. Otherwise, the distraction...

It's Hot Outside: How to Stay Safe When Thermometers Rise

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As much of the United States continues to swelter through 90-plus temperatures and high humidity, one emergency physician is offering advice on keeping safe...

Vaping Medical Pot May Not Ease COPD Symptoms: Study

FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A feeling of breathlessness is the hallmark of the respiratory ailment known as COPD. Now, Canadian researchers say vaping marijuana failed to ease that...

Scuba Diving May Be Risky for Older Hearts

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scuba diving might sound like a great adventure, but a new report warns that if you are older and overweight, you have a higher chance of having a heart...

Whey Powder Blamed for Salmonella Tied to Ritz Crackers,...

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ritz and Goldfish crackers, Swiss Rolls -- they've all been tied to possible salmonella contamination through a common ingredient, dry whey powder, U.S....

AHA: Personal Trainer Is Half the Woman She Used to Be

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Annabelle Jimenez's knees ached constantly. Her back, too. She knew why. Having long struggled to control the quality and quantity of her...

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