ARCHIVE: July 2018

Illicit Use of ADHD Meds Won't Boost Grades: Study

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many college students turn to ADHD medications during exam week, treating the prescription stimulants as "smart drugs" that will enhance their academic...

3-Pronged Approach to Cancer Prevention

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Need another reason to improve your diet and start exercising? Doing so could help ward off cancer, a new study finds. "Keep in mind that every lifestyle...

Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Cancer: CDC

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Routine checks for breast, prostate, cervical and colon cancer save lives, but screening rates for all but colon cancer have stalled in recent years, U.S....

Science-Based Diet Tips That Really Work

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of good diet advice, but the following tips have scientific research to support them. For starters, take the advice to never go...

Do Men Really Hook Up More Than Women?

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new study reveals why sex surveys tend to find that men have had far more sexual partners than women. Researchers in Scotland analyzed the responses of...

Could Psoriasis Patients Eat Their Way to Fewer Symptoms?

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 3,500 French psoriasis patients found that the healthier their diet, the less severe their symptoms. Specifically, the closer an...

Yes, Fingernail Cancer Is a Thing -- Just Ask This Beauty Queen

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Karolina Jasko was a high school senior when a nail salon worker pointed out the black vertical line on her right thumbnail. Because she typically painted...

Sprained Ankle? Opioid Rx More Likely in Some States Than Others

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you wind up in the emergency room with a minor injury, the likelihood you will be prescribed unnecessary opioids may depend on where the hospital is...

Alzheimer's Drug Trial Offers New Hope, But Uncertainty, Too

THURSDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) -- There have been many setbacks on the long road to finding a treatment that might slow or stop Alzheimer's disease, but a new trial offers a glimmer of hope....

Giving Plasma During Air Transport May Save Trauma Patients

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Giving blood plasma to seriously injured patients en route by helicopter to the hospital can improve their chances of survival, a new study suggests. The...

Why Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids?

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever are being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and most are having the entire gland removed in response. But that is an overreaction...

Get Dizzy Upon Standing? It Could Be Sign of Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Are you a middle-aged person who tends to feel a little woozy when you stand up? If so, new research suggests you might need to worry more than most...

Sleeping Pills May Be Poor Choice for Dementia Patients

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Giving dementia patients sleeping pills might raise their risk of broken bones, a new study suggests. Researchers compared data from nearly 3,000...

Virtual Reality as a Window Into Dementia

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Virtual reality might one day help train medical students how to best care for dementia patients, a new study suggests. Researchers used virtual reality...

Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Help Preserve Brain Health

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Strict blood pressure control not only benefits your heart, it might also help save your brain, preliminary research suggests. Older adults whose...

AHA: After a Heart Attack, Return to Work Can Be Good Medicine

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- After five weeks off recovering from her heart attack, Melissa Murphy looked forward to returning to her job. "I'm back out, and I'm...

Opioids Before Joint Replacement Tied to Worse Recovery

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged use of opioid painkillers before total knee or hip replacement may greatly increase a patient's risk of repeat surgery and hospitalization, a...

Your Sunscreen May Not Be as Protective as You Think

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people apply sunscreen too thinly, and that could mean far less sun protection than they hoped for, new research shows. So, it might be a good idea...

You Have 11 Seconds to Tell Your Doc What's Wrong

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eleven seconds. That's how long you typically have to tell your doctor what's wrong with you before he or she interrupts you and possibly sidetracks the...

Are You Car Seat Savvy?

WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You know that wearing seat belts and putting kids in appropriate car seats can save lives, but are you doing all you can to make your car a safe...

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