ARCHIVE: July 2018

AHA: Vaping Tied to Blood Clots -- in Mice

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A new study involving mice raises another concern about the danger of e-cigarettes in humans after experiments showed that short-term exposure...

Resetting E-Prescriptions for Opioids Helps Curb Use: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lowering the default number of opioid painkillers in electronic prescription systems reduced overall use of the drugs, a new study finds. In electronic...

More Pregnant Women Having Heart Attacks

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Few women consider the scary possibility that they might suffer a heart attack during or right after their pregnancy, but a new report shows it has become...

Pain, Sleeplessness Often Precede MS: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pain, sleep problems and mental health disorders are common in the five years before someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a new study reveals....

Does Dirty Air Cancel Out the Benefits of Exercise?

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone knows that exercise is good for your heart, but what if your only option is to run or walk through smoggy city streets? Does it still pay off in...

The Latest on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Illnesses that lack exact testing methods can be difficult to diagnose, treat and live with, both physically and emotionally. Chronic fatigue syndrome, or...

Nitrates in Meat May Be Tied to Mania: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Chemicals used to cure meats like salami and hot dogs may be linked to a mood disorder called mania, researchers report. Those chemicals, known as...

Could an Early Supper Lower Breast, Prostate Cancer Risk?

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a late dinner and heading straight to bed may boost your risk of breast or prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Spanish researchers analyzed...

It's Called Kombucha. But Is It Good for You?

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fizzy, fermented kombucha tea is the hot new health drink. But experts say it's not clear whether the bacteria-laden beverage lives up to all of its...

Food Allergies Less Severe in Infants: Study

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A severe allergic reaction to food is much less serious in infants than in toddlers and older children, a new study concludes. "We found that infants,...

If It Isn't Real Meat, Say So: Survey

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans believe lab-grown meat should be labeled as different from conventional meat, a new survey finds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held...

AHA: Protect Your Heart and Health During 'Dog Days'...

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Summer is a time for barbecues and other outdoor fun, but it's also a time for sweltering heat. And experts say everyone, especially the elderly...

Ancient Bread Remnants Predate Early Agriculture

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Recently discovered remains of 14,400-year-old bread are the oldest ever found and predate the dawn of agriculture by at least 4,000 years, researchers...

Jury Still Out on Probiotics

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Probiotics have become a trendy dietary supplement, with more and more people popping bacteria-laden capsules to try to improve their gut health. But these...

New MRI Test May Predict Severity of MS

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often live with uncertainty because it's hard to predict how quickly the disease will progress and how disabling it...

Can Smartphones Trigger ADHD Symptoms in Teens?

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who constantly use their smartphones may have a heightened risk of developing symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a new study...

Brain Scans Yield More Clues to Autism

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism show abnormalities in a deep brain circuit that typically makes socializing enjoyable, a new study finds. Using MRI brain scans,...

As Ticks Reach Record Numbers, Take Precautions

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the tick population surges across the United States this summer, one doctor says the best way to avoid being infected with the nasty illnesses the tiny...

Animal Cruelty May Indicate Child Abuse

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children who abuse animals may have been abused themselves, a new study suggests. Kids aged 10 and up who intentionally hurt animals are two to three times...

4 Rules to Avoid Regaining Lost Weight

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Have you reached your ideal weight? Congratulations! You're halfway to winning the weight loss battle. The next phase, maintaining that loss, requires a...

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