ARCHIVE: August 2018

Traffic Noise Is (Bad) for the Birds

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- City birds age faster than their country cousins and traffic noise may be the reason why, a new study suggests. The research focused on telomeres -- caps...

For a Healthier Heart, Stick to 6 to 8 Hours of Sleep

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to sleep, people seem to have different needs. But how much sleep is best for your heart? A new analysis of 11 studies that included a total...

More Evidence Ties Stress to Heart Trouble

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Depression, anxiety or other forms of mental distress may significantly boost the risk of heart disease among older adults, new research from Australia...

Take a Vacation, Your Heart Will Thank You

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've been enjoying a lot of time off this summer, a new analysis has good news: All that vacationing might lengthen your life. The finding comes from...

Is Dairy Due for a 'Heart Health Makeover'?

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For years, nutritionists have warned Americans to minimize dairy in their diets, especially high-fat dairy products. But new research involving 24,000 U.S...

U.S. Deaths From Suicide, Drugs Surpass Diabetes

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are now dying from suicide and drug overdoses combined than from diabetes, a new report reveals. In 2016, there were 29 deaths from suicide...

Expert Advice for a Safe Trip Back to School

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Whether your kids walk to school, take the bus or ride in a carpool, teaching them some common-sense practices will make for a safer trip, the American...

New Wrinkle in Heart Health: Furrowed Brows May Bode Ill

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A furrowed brow could be a red flag for your heart health, a new French study suggests. People who have more deep forehead wrinkles than is typical for...

Could Too Much 'Good' HDL Cholesterol Be Bad for Your...

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to protecting one's heart, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol -- or HDL -- has long had a reputation of being the "good" cholesterol,...

Is Climate Change Draining Nutrients From Crops?

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rising levels of carbon dioxide caused by air pollution are making crops less nutritious, a new study warns. That could put hundreds of millions of people...

Secret Tunnels Between Skull, Brain Speed Immune Cells After...

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Immune cells use channels that run from skull bone marrow to the lining of the brain to rapidly respond to stroke and other brain injuries, a new study in...

AHA: Healthy Dining in Convenience Stores?

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People turn to convenience stores to grab on-the-go food while traveling or as the only alternative when fresh food options like grocery stores...

Pot May Stay in Breast Milk for 6 Days

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that should give any new mom pause, researchers report that marijuana can linger in breast milk for almost a week. Researchers tested breast...

Weight-Loss Drug Belviq Is First to Show No Harm to Heart

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) appears to help people shed pounds without adversely affecting the heart in those already at higher heart risk, new...

Aspirin, Fish Oil May Not Prevent Heart Trouble in Those Already...

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin or fish oil probably won't help prevent heart attacks or strokes in folks who are already at risk for cardiovascular issues, three new studies show...

The Health Benefits of Eating Earlier

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss depends on eating fewer calories than your body uses up. But when you eat those calories could make a difference that you'll see on the scale....

Study Finds Some Patients With A-Fib Have Hidden Brain Damage

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study of patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (a-fib), 4 in 10 had previously undetected brain damage, though none had a...

Pediatricians Warn of Rising Use of Pot While Pregnant,...

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More and more pregnant or breastfeeding women are using marijuana, and U.S. pediatricians are pushing back against the notion that the drug is "safe." There...

As U.S. Kids Take More Meds, Dangerous Drug Mixes Could Rise

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone worries about drug abuse among children, but a hidden danger for some kids rests in prescription medicines intended to help them, a new study warns...

Senator John McCain Dies From Brain Tumor

SATURDAY, Aug. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Senator John McCain's long battle with brain cancer ended on Saturday afternoon when he passed away at his home in Arizona. His family had announced...

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