ARCHIVE: July 2018

5 Ways to Push Yourself to Stay Fit

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Continually progressing keeps exercise interesting and further increases your fitness level. Here are five fun ideas to keep challenging yourself....

Large U.S. Study Targets Prostate Cancer in Black Men

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Black men in the United States have higher rates of aggressive prostate cancer than other males. Now, a $26.5 million study is underway to figure out why....

Many Struggle With High Cost of Breast Cancer Care

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of treatment for early stage breast cancer can be devastating for many patients, but they get little guidance or help from their doctors, a new...

Why Alzheimer's May Be Tougher to Spot in Women

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your memory starts slipping, your gender may play a role in whether or not you are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. How? Women...

Gluten-Free Kids' Foods Fall Short on Nutrition

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gluten-free foods are one of the latest nutritional trends, with many parents assuming foods with a gluten-free label are healthier than foods with gluten....

Food Additives a Toxic Mix for Kids

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Chemicals used to preserve, package and enhance food can harm children's health, a leading pediatricians' group says. A growing mound of scientific evidence...

How Common Is Dementia Among LGBT Seniors?

SUNDAY, July 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia strikes about one in 13 lesbian, gay or bisexual seniors in the United States, a new study finds. "Current estimates suggest that more than 200,000...

Life Is Short After Dementia Diagnosis, No Matter Your Age

SUNDAY, July 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your age doesn't determine how long you'll live after a dementia diagnosis, new research contends. "These findings suggest that, despite all efforts, and...

For Breast-feeding Working Moms, Co-Workers' Support Is Key

SATURDAY, July 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The support of co-workers is crucial for new mothers who want to continue breast-feeding after returning to work, a new study finds. Study author Joanne...

AHA: ER Visits, Hospitalizations for AFib on the Rise

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Emergency room visits for atrial fibrillation are soaring. Added to the number of people admitted to the hospital for the condition, it's...

Ebola Antibodies Show Protection Potential in Animal Studies

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two types of antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors protected animals against strains of the virus that cause deadly infections in people, researchers...

Green Spaces a Mental Balm for City Dwellers

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A splash of green in an urban landscape can lift the spirits of city residents, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed the mental health of people who...

Bayer Stops U.S. Sale of Essure Birth Control Implant

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Amid lawsuits and plummeting sales for its Essure birth control device, drug giant Bayer announced Friday that it would cease U.S. sales of the product by...

Could Diet Soda Help Curb Colon Cancer's Return?

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that colon cancer patients who regularly drink diet sodas have a much lower risk of their tumor coming back, or of dying from the cancer...

FDA Warns of Deaths Tied to Tainted Synthetic Pot

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Synthetic marijuana products contaminated with an ingredient found in rat poison have caused several deaths and hundreds of hospitalizations in the United...

'Fat-Freeze' Complication May Be More Common Than...

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fat-freezing is touted as a noninvasive way to shed "love handles," but it's riskier than previously believed, Florida plastic surgeons warn. After the...

When 'Good' Cholesterol Is Bad for Older Women

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- HDL cholesterol may be known as the "good" kind, but a new study suggests high levels of it are not always a good thing for women after menopause. The study...

Money Matters

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Money can't buy you love, but it can come between you and your spouse if you don't have open conversations about it. According to a poll of more than 1,300...

Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A modified type of botulinum toxin -- botox -- gave mice long-term pain relief and may someday be a safer alternative to opioids as a treatment for chronic...

Study Confirms Added Cancer Risk for Diabetics, Especially Women

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The increased risk of cancer in people with diabetes is higher for women than men, a new study finds. Previous research identified the link between diabetes...

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