ARCHIVE: August 2018

'Moderate' Drinking May Be a Brain Buffer

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged people who drink moderately -- no more than a glass of wine a day -- may have a relatively lower risk of developing dementia later in life,...

Steer Clear of Obese Friends With the Flu

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Excess weight boosts the odds of flu complications, but that's not all. Obese adults are contagious for much longer than their slim peers, researchers...

Naked Mole-Rats May Give Clues to Human Longevity

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In their quest to unravel the secrets of human puberty and health, scientists are betting naked mole-rats can help. The hairless rodents reportedly have a...

Can Arthritic Dogs (and Their Owners) Benefit From Stem Cell...

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If dogs with arthritis can gain benefit from stem cell injections, maybe people can, too. That's the opinion of an Italian veterinarian who oversaw the...

How Much Daily Exercise Do You Really Need?

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hopefully, you enjoy exercising and don't watch the clock, impatient for it to be over. But it's important to know how much exercise you're getting so you...

AHA: Common Virus Causes Heart Defects in Mice

THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A virus that infects millions of Americans every year may on occasion cause heart defects during the early stages of pregnancy, a new study in...

As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that the U.S. opioid epidemic is still not under control, a new report shows that prescriptions for the highly addictive painkillers haven't...

Obesity Could Set Stage for Heart Issues in Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young pregnant women who are obese may face a higher risk of changes in heart structure and function, a small new study suggests. The changes seen might...

Folic Acid Supplements in Pregnancy Help Kids of Women With...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs taken in pregnancy to prevent epilepsy seizures can raise the risk of language delays in children. But new research shows that folic acid...

Germs Gaining Resistance to Hand Gels in Hospitals

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially dangerous bacteria already resistant to antibiotics are now developing resistance to common alcohol-based hand gels, a new study reports. A...

Bioengineered Lungs Successfully Transplanted Into Pigs

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lab-grown lungs have been successfully transplanted into pigs with no apparent medical complication for months after the procedure, researchers report....

U.S. Murder, Suicide Rates Climbing Again

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After a period of steady decline, homicides and suicides are on the rise again in America, new statistics show. Experts believe the opioid addiction...

Too Many Kidney Disease Patients in the Dark About Diet

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The right diet can slow chronic kidney disease, but 90 percent of patients who do not require dialysis never see a dietitian, new research finds. "Most...

Wait Times for Obesity Surgery Are Growing

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to have weight-loss surgery are facing much longer wait times now than a decade ago, a new study finds. Among weight-loss surgery patients...

For Women Worldwide, Lung Cancers Rise as Breast Cancers Decline

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As women around the world wage war against cancer, good news on the breast cancer front is tempered by predictions that lung cancer deaths could rise more...

How Severe Brain Injuries Might Trigger Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A single traumatic brain injury can raise a person's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. "Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and...

More Research Links Sunscreens to Marine-life Damage

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sunscreen washing off swimmers may pose a threat to fish and other aquatic life, a new study suggests. Ultraviolet (UV) filters have been added to many...

Quick Fixes: 3 Ways to Combat Food Cravings

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think your inability to control food cravings is all in your head, you're right. Losing weight is about more than cutting calories -- you also have...

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