ARCHIVE: August 2018

School Kids Need Supervision After Classes End

SUNDAY, Aug. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As parents send their kids back to school, they need to remember the school day includes the hours before and after classes, a leading pediatrician's group...

Here's Food for Thought -- and School Success

SATURDAY, Aug. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want to help your kids succeed at school? Watch what they eat. Research shows that children who have a nutritious breakfast have better concentration, more...

Put Good Health on Your Child's Back-to-School Checklist

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents should include medical checkups, updated health records and safety training on kids' back-to-school checklists, a group of emergency physicians...

College Grades Low? Try a Different Seat in the Classroom

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Students headed off to college will soon be spending many hours in cavernous lecture halls, and new research suggests that where they sit may help predict...

HPV Vaccine Doesn't Put Girls' Fertility at Risk: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- HPV vaccination does not hurt teen girls' future fertility, a new study says. Large studies have called the HPV (human papillomavirus) shot safe, but...

Newborns' Immune Systems Ramp Up After Birth

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's immune system kicks into high gear immediately after birth, a new study finds. Changes in a newborn's immune system have been difficult to assess...

AHA: Bandmates in The War and Treaty Open Up About Health,...

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Michael Trotter Jr. said his mother knew the turkey sandwiches, hot dogs and cupcakes he and his siblings were constantly eating weren't good for...

Daily Vaping Tied to Doubling of Heart Attack Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who puff electronic cigarettes every day have twice the risk of heart attack, and the odds increase almost fivefold for those who use them along with...

Bills Mount for Breast Cancer Survivors

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years....

Are You a Fan or a Fanatic?

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Do you get way too involved when following sports events? Whether it's the World Series, the Super Bowl or the Olympics, it's important to draw a line...

Is a Health Secret Hiding in Your Infant's Diapers?

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could baby poop hold the key to a healthy gut? A new study suggests that might be the case. An analysis of fecal samples collected from the diapers of 34...

Here's How Sleepless Nights Can Trigger Weight Gain

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One sleepless night might tip the body's metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests. Many studies have linked poor sleep...

Alcohol Helps Kill 2.8 Million People Globally Each Year

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol contributes to 2.8 million deaths a year worldwide, and there is no safe level of alcohol consumption, researchers say. The new analysis of...

Did Russian Bots, Trolls Try to Sway U.S. Vaccine Debate?

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Politics weren't their only target. New research suggests that Russian trolls and social media bots also tried to sow false information on Twitter about...

HPV Vaccination Rates Rising Among U.S. Teens

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- HPV vaccination rates continue to climb in the United States, jumping a full 5 percentage points between 2016 and 2017, a new government report shows....

Companies Stop Making E-Cig Liquid Products That Look Like...

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially poisonous e-cigarette liquid made by 17 different manufacturers has been sold in packaging that strongly resembles that of candies, cookies and...

Government Rules Aimed at Curbing Opioid Prescriptions May Have...

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic widened, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) placed the prescription painkillers in a tougher-to-refill...

Drop the Word 'Cancer,' and Patient Choices Change

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patients may say no to unnecessary surgery for low-risk thyroid cancer if doctors simply avoid using the word "cancer" when discussing treatment options,...

AHA: CPR Training at School Now Required in 38 States

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- An ordinary afternoon became extraordinary when Anthony Rosa Compres saved a man's life. As he and two friends walked through their Bronx, NY...

Eyes Could Be Window to Predicting Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An eye exam might spot people with Alzheimer's disease before they show any symptoms, researchers report. "All of us have a small area devoid of blood...

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