ARCHIVE: August 2018

Exercising on an Empty Stomach: Good Idea or Not?

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's an age-old question, whether it's better to exercise before or after eating. Research done in the United Kingdom might provide the impetus for some...

Doctors Discover New Type of Multiple Sclerosis

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new subtype of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been identified by researchers, and the discovery changes understanding of the disease. MS has long been...

Drug Combo Fights Melanoma That Has Spread to Brain

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of two drugs that work with the immune system can help beat back melanoma that has moved to the brain, an early clinical trial has found....

Store Tobacco Ads Help Get Kids Vaping

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco displays and advertising in convenience stores make teens more willing to try electronic cigarettes, researchers say. E-cigarettes are the most...

AHA: Losing Loved Ones to Heart Disease Moves Woman to Fight for...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Three days after Christmas, Yolanda Thompson was at work when she got the call she hoped she would never receive. Her husband, Aaron, had...

Kids With Autism Learn, Grow With the 'Social Robot'

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Robots may hold the keys to social success for kids with autism. That's the takeaway from an experimental home-based therapy in which autonomous "social...

Your Kid's New Reading Buddy Could Be a Robot

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An interactive robot named Minnie could help make your child an active and happy reader, a new study claims. Minnie is programmed to respond with...

Why Fewer Blacks and Hispanics Survive Some Childhood Cancers

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty is a major reason black and Hispanic children with some types of cancer have lower survival rates than white patients, a new study finds....

'Moderate' Drinking May Help the Heart, But Only If...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could a habit of consistent "moderate" drinking -- a little more than two drinks a day for men, and slightly less for women -- actually help your heart?...

Breastfeeding Bonus: Lower Stroke Risk for Mom Years Later

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There are a host of health benefits that breastfeeding brings to a baby, but a new study suggests it may also lower a mom's stroke risk later in life....

Taking a Stand at Work

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many studies have pointed to the serious health threats of long periods of uninterrupted sitting at home or at work. Even if you get in a 30-minute...

How to Prevent Your Child From Getting Bullied -- or Being a...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With the start of a new school year, bullying will become an issue for many children and their parents. Parents should teach their children to respond to...

Study Explores New Way to Stop Cancer's Spread

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they're researching a way to destroy cancer cells that travel to other parts of the body. Many cancers become especially dangerous only...

Spine Stimulation May Help Paralyzed Patients Regain Bladder...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with spinal cord injuries suffer the loss of bladder control, but a small new study shows that stimulation of the lower spine might help them...

When Kids Focus on 1 Sport, Overuse Injuries Rise

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes specializing in one sport may hope it's a ticket to an athletic scholarship in college, but a new analysis suggests the practice might...

Blood Test Gives Quick Prognosis for Lymphoma Treatment: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test can predict which lymphoma patients will respond well to normal treatment and which may need a more aggressive approach, researchers report....

Read Any Good Books Lately? No, Teens Say, We're Too Busy...

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One of every three American teens has not read a book just for the fun of it in a year, a new study finds. That's because they're busy texting, checking...

Are High-Tech Baby Monitors Worth It? Or Even Safe?

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- That wearable oxygen monitor you bought for your baby could be feeding you bad information, researchers report. Tests of two infant oxygen monitors sold...

New Lab Test Spots Heart Attack, Risk of Future Heart Woes

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new method of diagnosing heart attack patients in the emergency department is more accurate and faster than current methods, researchers say. The...

HPV Test May Replace Pap for Some Women, New Guidelines Say

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Pap smear has long been the gold standard for cervical cancer screening, but an expert panel now says the HPV (human papillomavirus) test is also an...

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