ARCHIVE: November 2018

Untangling the Ties Between Troubled Teens and Pot Use

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with behavioral problems are more likely than others to use marijuana -- but the drug itself doesn't increase conduct problems, a new study indicates...

An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Emotional abuse may add to the woes of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who are emotionally tormented by a spouse or partner...

AHA: Use Energy Drinks When Cramming for Exams? Your Heart May...

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Final exams – and the ensuing all-night study sessions they cause – are looming large for many students across the country. But...

The Heartbreaking Truth About Poor Cardiac Arrest Patients

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ambulance response times for cardiac arrest are longer in poor U.S. neighborhoods than in rich ones, which means poor patients are more likely to die, a new...

Vaporized Pot Means a Higher High

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A smokeless method of vaporizing and then inhaling pot packs a much more powerful punch than simply smoking weed, researchers say. That could raise safety...

Many Cases of Polio-Like Illness in Kids May Be Misdiagnosed

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's a good chance that some cases of the mysterious polio-like illness seen recently in U.S. children may have been misdiagnosed, a new study reports...

Stimulating One Brain Area May Ease Tough-to-Treat Depression

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical stimulation of a certain part of the brain may offer a new option for "treatment-resistant" depression, a small new study suggests. Researchers...

Carb Cycling: An Exercise in Weight Loss

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to choose between a high-carb and a low-carb diet? There's a third option that might suit you even better. The concept is called carb cycling,...

Healthy Lifestyle Makes for a Healthy Heart During Menopause

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who live a healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may help keep their blood vessels healthy as they age, a new study suggests....

Smoking Relapse Less Likely Among Vapers: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who switch to vaping can have the occasional cigarette without a complete relapse, new research suggests. The study included 40 people who quit...

Fetal Kicks May Help Babies Understand Their Bodies

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When unborn babies kick in the womb, they may be developing awareness of their bodies, British researchers say. "Spontaneous movement and consequent...

Meth, Opioid Use in Pregnancy on the Rise

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Methamphetamine and opioid use has soared among pregnant American women, putting the health of baby and mother at risk, a new study finds. While...

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Harm an Asthmatic Child

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A 6-year-old boy with severe asthma wasn't responding to the usual treatments. It was only when family members stopped smoking marijuana at home that his...

Prolonged Brain Connections Seen in Adults With Autism

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Connections between different areas of the brain are sustained longer than usual in people with autism, perhaps explaining some of their symptoms, a new...

Asian Longhorned Tick Is Invading United States

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have unwelcome eight-legged visitors from the East, and they're here to stay. The Asian longhorned tick -- Haemaphysalis longicornis -- "is a...

Cost Matters to Those Sizing Up Weight-Loss Surgery

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cost and how much they can lose matter more to folks considering weight-loss surgery than recovery time or the risk of complications, a new study finds...

AHA: It Took Heart Attack to Reveal Young Woman's Heart...

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Growing up, Alanna Gardner learned she couldn't be too active. If she was, she would faint. Sometimes the spells prompted an emergency room...

Middle School Football Players Show Changes in Key Brain Area

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that football may be changing the brains of adolescent players, and not in a good way. In a new study, researchers looked at MRI...

Working More, But Getting Less Done?

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's no surprise that many Americans are working overtime. Conservative estimates say that 19 percent of adults put in 48 hours or more a week and 7...

Unlocking the Mysteries of Hair Growth

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Have you ever wondered why hair grows on some parts of your body, but not others? New research offers a possible explanation. Scientists found that...

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