ARCHIVE: September 2018

NIH Eyes $54 Million to Map Trillions of Human Cells

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health hopes to spend $54 million over the next four years to map the trillions of cells that compose the adult human body...

Will a Defibrillator 'Vest' Protect Recent Heart...

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Wearable defibrillators do not lower the chances of dying from sudden cardiac arrest among high-risk patients who've just had a heart attack, a new...

What's Your Savings Personality?

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can your personality determine how good you are with money? The answer is yes, according to research by Jacob Hirsh, an assistant professor of...

Fast Foods' Healthier Options Might Not Help Kids Eat Better

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Promises of healthier kids' meals have drawn increasing numbers of families back to fast food restaurants, but most kids are still being served unhealthy...

Can Too Much Screen Time Dumb Down Your Kid?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're worried that too much "screen time" could be sapping your child's intelligence, new research suggests you might be right. Kids with the...

Newer Birth Control Pills Tied to Lower Odds for Ovarian Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay -- News) -- There's long been a connection between birth control pills and a reduced risk of ovarian cancer. Now, new research suggests that's true for the...

Brief Exercise Breaks During Class Help Bodies, Brains

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two-minute exercise breaks in the classroom may help school children meet physical activity goals without disrupting learning, new research suggests....

Rat Poison in Synthetic Pot Can Kill Users: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison has caused hundreds of hospitalizations in the United States this year, and a new study details just how...

Breast Milk May Boost Preemies' Brain Development

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breastfeeding premature babies could boost their brain development, new research suggests. Preemies are at risk for long-term problems with thinking...

What's the Dollar Cost of Caring for a Loved One With...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Almost $200,000 over the course of two years. That is the cost of the care that a family member typically gives a loved one with Alzheimer's disease....

New Therapy May Control HIV Without Daily Pills

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of two HIV-fighting antibodies can suppress the virus in some patients, even after they stop standard drugs, a preliminary trial has shown...

AHA: 8-Year-Old Beats the Odds Against Heart and Brain Birth...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The day after Maggie Maine was born, doctors told her parents there was a 70 percent chance she'd never walk, talk or be able to feed or...

AHA: Years After Pregnancy, Heart Risks Track From Mother to...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A mother can pass down a lot of physical traits to her child, such as her smile, eye color, or the shape of her nose. According to new...

Women Who Breastfeed Longer More Likely to Have More Kids

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Moms who breastfeed their first child for at least five months are likely to have more kids than women who stop sooner or bottle-feed, a new study...

Don't Turn a Blind Eye to Vision Problems

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your eyes are subject to a wide variety of health conditions, from minor annoyances to serious chronic diseases and even cancer. While it's never a good...

Most People Don't Know if They Have Genetic Risk for Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most people carrying genes that put them at risk for cancer don't realize it, new research suggests. Genetic screenings of more than 50,000 people found...

Are Household Chemicals Harming Your Cat's Thyroid?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Maybe your cat is scratching up that sofa for a good reason: New research suggests that chemicals found in upholstery and carpeting may harm feline...

Breast Cancer Treatment Adherence Rates Vary by Race

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Black women are more likely than white women to skip important hormonal breast cancer treatments, new research indicates. Endocrine therapy is used to add...

Genes May Control How Tough It Is to Stop Drinking

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When they give up booze, some alcoholics have more severe withdrawal symptoms than others. This discrepancy may come down to genetics, researchers say....

AHA: Bystander CPR Rates Rising, But Survival Chances Worse for...

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- More people are stepping in to help give CPR when someone's heart stops, and first responders are intervening at higher levels -- but survival...

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