ARCHIVE: September 2018

Slaying the Couch-Potato Mindset

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of creative excuses people come up with to stay stuck on the sofa, but three of them top the list. Here's how to hurdle the obstacles...

Scent of a Woman: Fertile Females Smell Better to Men

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests there is no perfume a man loves more than the scent of a fertile woman. Researchers in Switzerland determined that women who are the...

Infant Walkers Still Injuring Thousands of Babies

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite decades of warnings about the hazards of baby walkers, thousands of toddlers still end up in hospital emergency rooms with walker-related injuries,...

Is Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Really Worth It for Seniors?

SUNDAY, Sept. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn't prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise...

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge

SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in the United States, and experts want you to know how people at high risk for the disease can detect it early....

Asthma-Obesity Link May Cut Both Ways

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that obesity increases the risk for developing asthma, but new research suggests the opposite also may be true. Scientists in Spain...

Household Chemicals Tied to Kidney Problems

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used household and industrial chemicals may harm the kidneys, researchers say. These manufactured chemicals, called per- and polyfluoroalkyl...

AHA: 5 Reasons You Could Develop Heart Disease Before 50

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, yet people generally associate it with an older, aging population. But heart...

Mumps Spread Quickly at Texas Cheerleading Meets: Study

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mumps is a highly infectious disease, as Texas cheerleaders and their supporters found out in one recent outbreak. Researchers looked over data on a mumps...

FDA Finds Another Carcinogen in Certain Valsartan Heart Meds

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's more bad news for Americans who took certain brands of the common blood pressure medication valsartan. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on...

1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life,...

Picky Eating May Mask Larger Issues

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many children are picky eaters, making every meal a challenge. But for some, the problem goes deeper than not liking vegetables or whole-wheat bread....

AHA: Low Literacy Levels Can Be a Silent Health Threat

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- He kept it from family members, friends and employers. Some of Walter Washington's children still don't know their father struggles to read and...

Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney Patients

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease? According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic...

Flooding One of Florence's Big Dangers

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As Florence unleashes her full fury on the Carolinas, residents who stayed put need to know that flooding will be even more dangerous than the high winds...

Calorie Counts on Menus May Be Trimming Americans'...

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With roughly 40 percent of Americans now obese, new research finds that one strategy may be helping Americans stay slim: calorie counts on restaurant menus...

Folic Acid Won't Curb Dangerous Pregnancy Complication

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of folic acid do not protect pregnant women against a sometimes deadly complication called preeclampsia, a large trial suggests. The finding...

AHA: More Work Needed to Curb Smoking Among Certain Groups

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Melvin Stubbs knows smoking cigarettes could give him heart disease, lung cancer or kill him. He said his habit hurts his wife and parents,...

More Water, Mom? H2O Is Top Kids' Beverage in U.S.

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. kids are drinking far more water than sodas and fruit drinks, health officials say. A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

AHA: Apple's Smartwatch Has a Heart Monitor Now

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- There will soon be another way to monitor your heart -- from your wrist. The Apple Watch 4 that was unveiled Wednesday will include...

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