ARCHIVE: August 2018

AHA: Home-Delivered Meals Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of...

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The delivery of personalized, low-sodium meals to the homes of heart failure patients just out of the hospital has the potential to help them...

Gene Test Predicts Risk of 5 Common Diseases

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of genetic analysis could identify millions of Americans at high risk for five serious and common diseases, researchers report. The diseases...

Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than Men

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New insight into why women get more migraines than men could lead to better treatments, researchers say. The results of lab and animal experiments suggest...

Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness...

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems can play havoc with your social life, a new study suggests. A series of experiments revealed sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less...

When Head Injuries Make Life Too Hard, Suicide Risk May Rise

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Traumatic brain injury can trigger a daily struggle with headaches, neck pain, dizziness and thinking problems that may drive some to suicide, researchers...

New Triple-Combo Pill Controls Blood Pressure, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according to data from a new...

Vaping Shuts Off Immune-Fighting Cells in the Lungs, Lab Study...

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking, but the vapor they create might harm lung tissue much like regular cigarettes do, British...

Eclipse Viewers Eclipsed Viewing Records

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The total solar eclipse of August 2017 was one of the most watched scientific events ever for millions of Americans, researchers report. And it led a...

More Alzheimer's Gene Links Found

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers say they've identified more genes that may be associated with Alzheimer's disease. They studied nearly 6,000 people with Alzheimer's and 5...

Give Your Child a Head Start With Math

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many kids struggle with math -- and for a number of reasons. Knowing when to be concerned will allow you to get your child study help early on, which is...

New Guidelines for Urinary Incontinence Screenings

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines now recommend yearly urinary incontinence screening for all women. But some experts say such screening needs to be introduced with caution....

Young Adults Favor Family Over Friends If Forced to Choose

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If pressed, young adults will put their parents ahead of their close friends, a new study shows. "Our study suggests mom still matters," said senior author...

AHA: After Mini-Stroke at 41, She's on a Mission to Educate...

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- During a meeting in their Manhattan office, Stacy Quinn was trying to tell her supervisor, "Gill is working on the project." "Are you OK?" her...

Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Few Americans know that inactivity can increase the risk of colon, breast and other types of cancer, a new study finds. An analysis of survey responses from...

Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed Enough

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The potential risks of lung cancer screening are often left out when doctors and patients discuss the issue, a new report suggests. Early detection of lung...

Can Eating Crickets Boost Your Health?

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Jiminy Cricket! New research suggests that saving room on your plate for some crunchy, chirpy protein might be good for your health. Specifically, eating...

Rude Coworkers, Stricter Moms?

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who experience rudeness and other incivilities at work are likely to be stricter with their own kids, a new study claims. Canadian researchers...

A Weak Grip May Signal Future Health Trouble -- Even in Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weak grip strength in children may point to a higher risk of such health problems as diabetes and heart disease, new research suggests. In a new study that...

Need to Lose Weight? Team Up With Friends

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found that having friends who gain weight -- especially friends of the same gender -- raises your chance of becoming overweight by more than...

From Pigs to Peacocks, What's Up With Those 'Emotional...

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy to roll your eyes at the latest news nugget about someone trying to take an "emotional support animal" onto a plane, even though it's too big or...

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