ARCHIVE: September 2018

AHA: Missouri Woman Puts Health First After AFib Diagnosis

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Alice Hinrichs woke up feeling miserable. She was exhausted, nauseated and her left arm hurt. She thought she was sick, so she called her...

Overweight in Pregnancy? Here's How to Keep Excess Pounds...

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heather Kinion never spent much time thinking about her weight. But when she got pregnant, that changed. "My sister had a baby a few years before me and...

Health Insurance Companies Are Prime Targets for Hackers

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hackers are targeting medical record data more than ever, and their most rewarding prey appears to be health insurance companies, a new study suggests....

Number of Infants Born With Syphilis Reaches 20-Year High: CDC

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of newborns suffering from syphilis has nearly tripled in recent years, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. Cases jumped from 362 in 2013...

Scientists Developing Blood Test for Drowsy Driving

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a welcome alert: Scientists say they're inching closer to a blood test for drowsy driving. A computer algorithm effectively differentiated between...

Consumer Reports Says Warnings About Tainted Beef Don't Go...

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- To avoid possible E. coli infection, check your freezer and toss out any ground beef bought in the United States between June 21 and July 11, food safety...

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing TB

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tuberculosis remains the most lethal of infectious diseases worldwide, killing more than 1.6 million people a year. But researchers say a new vaccine might...

Antibiotics May Cure Appendicitis -- No Operation Needed

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're suffering from acute appendicitis, you might be successfully treated with antibiotics and never need an operation to remove your appendix,...

The Physician Assistant Will See You Now

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One of the key members of your health-care team might not be a doctor or a nurse, but a physician assistant. A physician assistant -- or PA -- is a...

Exercise May Delay Rare Form of Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise might delay a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that 2.5 hours of walking or other...

Short Bout of Exercise Might Boost Your Memory

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Just a little bit of light exercise can immediately improve a person's memory, new Japanese research suggests. How little? The small study involved 36...

Gun Victims More Likely to Die Than Other Trauma Patients

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gunshot wounds are far deadlier than other types of trauma, according to a new study. Gunshot victims are five times more likely to need a blood...

Coffee Shop Workers on Front Lines of Opioid Crisis

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that employees in coffee shops and fast food places can be trained to respond to opioid overdoses at their places of business. "...

Gender 'Nonconformity' Takes Mental Toll on Teens

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American teens whose behavior, appearance or lifestyle do not conform to widely held views on what it is to be a "normal" male or female face a high risk...

Booster Shots Safe for Most Kids Who Have Vaccine Reaction: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most children who have mild to moderate reactions to a vaccine can safely receive booster shots, new research suggests. Canadian scientists found there is...

Spinal Implant Could Be Breakthrough for Paralyzed Patients

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A paraplegic man has regained the ability to move his legs and walk with assistance, thanks to an implanted electrode stimulating his spinal cord, Mayo...

Shorter People May Duck Risk of Varicose Veins

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- How tall you are might play a part in whether you are unlucky enough to develop varicose veins, a new study suggests. Every additional 4 inches in height...

Bells, Whistles and Home Exercise Equipment

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising on a budget can be as simple as buying a good pair of walking shoes. But when you want to make an investment in fitness equipment, new options...

Thinking of Others Makes Healthy Choices Easier

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Reminding people to eat less or exercise usually gets their back up. That's one reason why public health messages fall on deaf ears, researchers say. But...

More Needs to be Done to Keep Teen Drivers Safe, Pediatricians...

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Following years of decline, fatal car accidents involving teen drivers have accelerated in the United States, a leading group of U.S. pediatricians warns....

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