ARCHIVE: September 2018

The Cat's Meow: The Emotional Boost of Cute Videos

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The numbers surrounding the continuing cat video craze are astounding. In one year alone, more than 2 million cat videos were posted on YouTube and had...

Cancer Advances Rely on U.S. Funding: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Almost two dozen new cancer treatments received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in the past year, a new report reveals. These treatments...

Could a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With millions of pain-plagued Americans looking for an alternative to opioids, the solution for some might be no medicine at all. New research suggests...

Even High-Fat Dairy Might Be Good for You

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dairy foods might be your ticket to better heart health, even if you're drinking whole milk and eating rich cheeses, a new study suggests. The study...

Acne Advice for Returning Students

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As if the start of a new school year isn't stressful enough, many teens may find their acne worsens when classes start, a skin doctor says. During summer...

Sexual Violence Haunts Women for Years

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sexual assault leaves many women with permanent indelible memories, a new study finds. Compared with other traumatic life-altering events, the memories...

Do You Know Your 'Body Time'?

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- No matter what your watch says, your body may be on a whole other schedule. Now, scientists say they've created a blood test that pinpoints the timing of...

AHA: 17 Years After 9/11, Former NYPD Cop Still Battles Serious...

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Peter Woods hardly called in sick back when he worked for the New York Police Department. Then terrorists attacked the World Trade Center,...

Daytime Drowsiness a Sign of Alzheimer's?

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling drowsy during the day might mean you have an increased risk for Alzheimer's, new research suggests. The long-term study included 123 adults with...

When Blood Sugar Rises in Pregnancy, Mom and Baby Pay the Price

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood sugar during pregnancy run a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes years after giving birth, a new study finds. The finding held...

Going Vegetarian to Cut Colon Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's no disputing the fact that regular colonoscopies, now suggested to start at age 45 for those with an average risk of colorectal cancer, can help...

Juuls Pack Same Nicotine Punch as Cigarettes

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Juuls, the latest craze in vaping, deliver levels of nicotine that nearly match what is inhaled with tobacco cigarettes, a new study finds. Not only do...

As Hurricane Florence Targets U.S., Experts Urge Safety

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With Hurricane Florence barreling toward the Carolinas, the National Safety Council offers steps to stay safe. As mass evacuations begin in coastal North...

Want to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes? Eat More Whole Grains

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It may seem counterintuitive, but eating bread, pasta and cereal may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes, as long as those foods are made from whole...

'No Documented Reason' for 1 in 3 Outpatient Opioid...

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of opioid painkiller addiction. But now, research shows that in nearly a third of cases there's no medical...

Chronic Pain May Drive Some to Suicide

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering debilitating pain every day may be so unbearable that some decide to take their own lives, new research suggests. More than 25 million U.S....

Can Teen Drivers Be Scared Into Safe Driving?

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is it possible that showing teenagers the real-life consequences of risky driving might make them safer drivers? Maybe, a small study suggests. Taking...

An Ancient Art May Work Best to Prevent Falls in Old Age

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The ancient practice of tai chi may beat strength training and aerobics for preventing falls among seniors, a new trial shows. A modified senior-centered...

AHA: Many With Supposed Drug-Resistant Blood Pressure Aren'...

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- For about one in five people with what appears to be hard-to-treat, or resistant, high blood pressure, they simply aren't taking prescribed...

AHA: What's a Dangerous Level of Blood Pressure in...

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- High blood pressure rates could nearly double in women of childbearing age if the latest guidelines are used, according to a new study. But...

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