ARCHIVE: August 2018

6 Steps for Promoting Heart Health in Women

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While the total number of U.S. deaths from heart disease has declined in recent years, it has stayed the same for younger women. This prompted researchers...

Kids' Play Is Healthy, Pediatricians' Group Says

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Play is a child's most important work, preschool teachers like to say, and a new American Academy of Pediatrics report wholeheartedly agrees. Play is a...

Newer HIV Therapies Yield Big Gains But Racial Gaps Persist

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Improved treatment has nearly tripled viral suppression rates among HIV patients in the United States over the past two decades, researchers report. But...

When a Parent Has Cancer, Kids Suffer Long Term: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents have cancer are more likely to struggle in school and to have lower incomes as adults, a new Danish study suggests. The study...

Radiation for Childhood Brain Tumor Can Hinder Memory

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy for the most common childhood brain tumor can cause memory problems, new research suggests. Specifically, it can leave young survivors...

Gut Enzyme Could Help Solve U.S. Blood Shortages

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An enzyme found in gut bacteria could convert type A blood into universal type O blood, a scientific feat that would significantly boost blood supplies, a...

Stressed at Work? Open Office Plan Might Help

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe it's time to retire the office cubicle. A new study suggests that open workspaces without partitions between desks encourage employees to be more...

New, Natural Pesticides Effective Against Mosquitoes: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of natural-based mosquito repellents appears to be effective, researchers report. Each year, nearly 700 million people worldwide contract...

AHA: 'Bad' Cholesterol Can Be Deadly in Otherwise...

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Healthy people with a low risk of cardiovascular disease may still need to keep a close eye on their cholesterol, according to new research. A...

Can a Maple Leaf Help You Look Younger?

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A maple leaf extract may help prevent wrinkles, scientists say. In a new study, researchers found that certain compounds in maple leaves block the release...

U.S. Political Climate Frightening for Teens: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Donald Trump's America might be harming the mental health of teens, especially minority teens, a new study suggests. Fear of discrimination became more...

Good News, Bad News in U.S. Breastfeeding Report

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most new mothers in the United States start out breastfeeding, but many stop sooner than recommended, a new federal government report says. Of the nearly 4...

Are More U.S. Women Using Pot to Ease Morning Sickness?

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A substantial number of pregnant women may be turning to marijuana to ease morning sickness, a new study suggests. The study of more than 220,000 pregnant...

Doctors Not Talking About Newer Meningitis Vaccine

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. doctors aren't telling teenaged patients and their parents about a newer vaccine for potentially deadly bacterial meningitis infections, a new...

What Comes First: Warm-Up or Stretching?

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sports-medicine research has called into question the value of warm-ups and cool-downs, and cast doubt on whether they really prevent muscle soreness....

Most Parents Say Tsk, Tsk to Tattoos for Their Teens

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most American parents would forbid their teen from getting a tattoo due to concerns about possible infection and future job prospects, a nationwide survey...

Getting Kids Ready for the New School Year

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of things you can do to ensure your kids have a smooth start to the new school year. Don't wait until the first day of class to seek help...

2 in 5 Teens Text While Driving, Survey Shows

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 40 percent of teen drivers in the United States say they text while driving, a new survey finds. Researchers analyzed survey data from teen drivers...

Vaping Can Damage DNA, But Will It Cause Cancer?

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes produce chemicals that can damage a person's DNA, the first step on a path that might lead to cancer, a new study reports. The saliva of a...

4 Ways to Protect Your Child From Allergic Reactions at School

SUNDAY, Aug. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your child has a food allergy, safety prevention belongs at the top of your back-to-school checklist. "Ensuring that parents and school personnel are...

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