ARCHIVE: July 2018

Later-Life Fractures Up Risk of Early Death

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A broken bone in older age may increase your risk of death for the next 10 years, researchers say. "A fracture is the starting point for much wider health...

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Be Weapon Against Ovarian Cancer

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One low-dose aspirin a day could help women avoid ovarian cancer or boost their survival should it develop, two new studies suggest. In fact, daily low-...

Where Are Opioid Painkillers Prescribed the Most?

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A close look at U.S. congressional districts has yielded new information about the opioid crisis: The highest rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers...

Air Pollution at National Parks Keeps Visitors Away

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fresh air is in short supply at U.S. national parks, a new study shows. Researchers found that from 1990 to 2014, average concentrations of ozone air...

Prostate cancer screening: Report raises questions for older...

When fewer and fewer people die from a certain disease each year, that’s called progress. So why, after decades of declines, are death rates from prostate cancer suddenly no longer falling? Why...

In the ICU, Patients' Relatives Often Mum About Care...

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many family members of intensive care unit (ICU) patients are reluctant to tell medical staff of worries about their loved one's care, a new study finds...

Affected by the Valsartan Heart Drug Recall? Here's What to...

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that certain brands of blood pressure medicines contained a carcinogen and were being...

AHA: Stroke Survivor's Tattoo Gets People Talking

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Scars are a natural sign of healing, but not every physical trauma leaves a visible reminder. The only outward sign that 27-year-old Skylar...

Your Earliest Memories May Be False

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can you trust your very first childhood memories? Maybe not, a new study suggests. People's earliest memories are typically formed around 3 to 3.5 years...

Cancer Survival Drops With Complementary Therapy: Study

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with curable cancers who try "complementary therapy" often refuse some part of standard care. And they may die as a result, researchers say. U.S....

Adrenaline Shot Can Save Lives After Heart Stops, But at a Heavy...

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An adrenaline shot can restart your heart if it suddenly stops beating, but a new trial shows that chances are you might not return to much of a life if...

More U.S. Teens Shunning Drugs, Alcohol

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last four decades, more American teenagers have decided to say no to drugs and alcohol, a new report shows. "There has been a steady increase in...

Selecting a Personal Trainer

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A personal trainer can design an exercise program to meet your fitness goals, keep you motivated and adapt your training as you progress. But your first...

Adding or Switching Diabetes Drugs Can Put Patients at Risk:...

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Using sulfonylurea drugs with or instead of metformin to control blood sugar increases type 2 diabetics' risk of serious complications, a new study finds...

E-Cigarettes, Nicotine Patch During Pregnancy May Hike SIDS Risk

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Using any form of nicotine during pregnancy or while nursing may raise a baby's risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), new animal research suggests...

U.S. Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Great Recession continues to take a grim toll: Since 2009, a growing number of Americans have died from liver disease and liver cancer. The increase...

Longest Study Yet Finds Adult Kids of Lesbian Moms Are Doing Fine

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults raised by lesbian moms show the same mental well-being as those who grew up with heterosexual parents, a new study suggests. The findings,...

Supplement May Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell Disease

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved supplement reduces episodes of severe pain in people with sickle cell disease, a new clinical trial shows. Endari, a medicine-grade...

Does a Woman's Childbearing History Affect Her Alzheimer...

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's pregnancy history may predict her risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. "We found that women who had given birth to...

Top of Teachers' To-Do List: Focus on the Positives

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Students gain when teachers focus on positive behavior. So say British researchers who examined the impact of a program designed to train teachers to...

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