ARCHIVE: July 2018

Hidden Blood in Feces May Signal Deadly Conditions

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even if it's not visible to the naked eye, blood in the stool can be serious -- a sign of a potentially fatal disease other than colon cancer, new research...

551 Million Tons: How Many Bugs the World's Birds Eat Each...

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think birds just chirp merrily all day, consider this new finding: Worldwide, they eat up to 551 million tons of beetles, flies, ants, moths, aphids...

Obesity Adds to Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering a serious traumatic brain injury can be a permanently disabling experience, but new research shows that obesity compounds the health problems...

Vitamin D No Panacea for Brain Diseases

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D does little to defend your brain against multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease, a new review shows. The finding is based...

Many Gay Men Suffer Domestic Abuse: Study

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a sobering finding that shows women aren't the only victims of domestic violence, researchers report that nearly half of men in same-sex couples have...

AHA: Virtual Counseling Helps Lower Blood Pressure

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with high blood pressure who get on the information highway can avoid roadblocks in their cardiovascular health, according to new research...

Eczema Dramatically Impacts Quality of Life

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Itching, blisters, sores and inflammation are a continuous and debilitating source of pain, shame and misery for many people who struggle with the allergic...

On-the-Job Stress Relief

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably heard the health warning: Sitting is the new smoking. The importance of getting up and walking to prevent serious health issues when you sit...

When Does Your Child's Headache Call for a Doctor Visit?

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Headaches are common in children and teens, but many parents aren't sure when to seek professional help for their child, a new survey finds. The survey of...

Smoking May Boost Irregular Heart Beat Risk

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The more you smoke, the greater your chances of developing a common heart rhythm disorder that increases your risk of stroke and early death, researchers say...

Opioids Given Too Easily to Children: Study

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many children are prescribed powerful opioid painkillers they don't really need, putting them and those around them at risk, a new study shows. More than...

Minor Cuts Are Simple to Treat

SUNDAY, July 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's no need to panic if you cut yourself with a knife or broken glass, one dermatologist says, since most cuts can be treated at home. "The most...

To Fend Off Migraines, Try Keeping a Headache Diary

SATURDAY, July 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A migraine diary may help you pinpoint -- and avoid -- headache triggers, a neurologist says. About 12 percent of people in the United States suffer from...

Did Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Yield a Health Benefit?

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While the legalization of same-sex marriage improved gay men's chances of having both health insurance and access to health care, it didn't translate into...

Many Young Kids Not Screened for Developmental Delays

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are supposed to screen young children to see if they're learning basic skills. But only 17 percent of kids get this critical testing in some places...

AHA: Soccer Is Called the Beautiful Game, But Injuries Can Make...

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- With the final World Cup showdown this Sunday, frenzied fans have seen the best soccer has to offer. They've also seen some of the worst...

1 in 9 U.S. Adults Over 45 Reports Memory Problems

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're middle-aged and you think you're losing your memory, you're not alone, a new U.S. government report shows. In fact, one in nine Americans aged 45...

100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One hundred people across 33 states have now fallen ill with salmonella after eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Today's young mothers-to-be may be more likely to develop depression while pregnant than their own mothers were, a new study suggests. British researchers...

A 3-Pronged Plan to Cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The type 2 diabetes tide remains unchecked in the United States, as does pre-diabetes -- having a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough...

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