ARCHIVE: July 2018

Can You Eat Your Way to Better Asthma Control?

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Need another reason to eat healthy? New evidence bolsters the notion that nutritionally rich foods might help prevent or minimize asthma. While the study...

Brains May Be as Unique as Fingerprints

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that no two brains are alike, as genetics and experience make their mark on your mind. "With our study, we were able to confirm that...

Where Snakebites Are Deadliest

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Where you live in the world may determine whether you'll survive a snakebite. About 93 million people worldwide live in remote regions where there are...

HPV Shot Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two years ago, Ian McKenzie thought his mom's remaining days were dwindling. The 97-year-old woman had developed a severe case of what was thought to be an...

Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be at higher risk of developing depression and anxiety symptoms after a...

New Guidelines Mean Almost 800,000 More U.S. Kids Have High...

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news from a new report when it comes to high blood pressure among America's children. The good news: perhaps because of better...

Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Think you live in a place that's free from disease-carrying ticks? Don't be so sure. Citizen scientists found ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease...

AHA: Southern Diet Could Be Deadly for People With Heart Disease

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with a history of heart disease who eat a traditional Southern diet are more likely to die than those who follow a Mediterranean dietary...

Researchers Probe Part of Brain Where Autism Might Begin

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The underpinnings of autism may lie in an unexpected part of the brain, a small study suggests. Scientists conducted brain scans on 20 boys with autism...

Fatty Fare a Fave for 'Otzi the Iceman'

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Otzi the Iceman had a deep love for high-fat foods, say researchers who analyzed the ancient man's last meal. The oldest naturally preserved ice mummy was...

Virtual Reality Therapy Edges Out Fear of Heights

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Too terrified to scale a mountain peak or travel to the top floor of a skyscraper? Does even the sight of a tall ladder make you break out in sweat? The...

Free Weights or Machines?

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Resistance or strength training isn't just for bodybuilders -- it's for everyone, and it's essential to combat the natural tendency to lose muscle mass...

Why Some Americans Seek Abortion Pills Online

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Restrictive abortion laws may drive some Americans to look for abortion medications online, a new study reports. "Though it may be surprising to consider...

For Americans, in Science They Trust

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While some politicians are snubbing science, the American public is choosing to do the opposite, a new study suggests. "In the context of debates...

Immune-Based Therapy May Help When Melanoma Spreads to Brain

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A type of therapy that harnesses the immune system is giving new hope to people battling a once hopeless cancer -- melanoma that's spread to the brain....

Half of Americans Trying to Slim Down

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a country where four out of 10 adults are obese, it's probably good news that half of U.S. adults say they've recently tried to shed some pounds. They...

Green Space: A Gateway to Better Health?

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe there's good reason why open, unspoiled stretches of land are often referred to as God's country. New research from Britain suggests that getting...

'Heading' Soccer Balls May Be Bad for Balance

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Balance problems may be more common in soccer players who "head" the ball more often than their fellow athletes, a small study found. The study included...

High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason to get your blood pressure under control: High blood pressure later in life may contribute to blood vessel blockages and tangles...

Yet Another Reason Why It's Hard to Stop Smoking

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could losing their sense of identity be one reason why so many smokers find it hard to kick the habit? That's the conclusion of new research out of...

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