ARCHIVE: November 2018

You May Be Prediabetic and Don't Know It, CDC Warns

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of Americans have prediabetes, but 90 percent of them don't know they have it, medical experts say. Prediabetes often leads to type 2...

Goodbye 'Gluten-Free'? Celiac Disease Vaccine May Make...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with celiac disease must follow a very restrictive diet, but an experimental vaccine may offer many of them the freedom to eat more normally....

Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Strictly limiting carbohydrates and eating more fat may help the body burn more calories, a new clinical trial shows. Researchers found that among 164...

Tracking Preemies' Head Size May Yield IQ Clues

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Head-size measurements can help screen for long-term IQ problems in very premature or very low birth weight babies, researchers say. "Measuring head...

Must Blood Pressure Rise Wth Age? Remote Tribes Hold Clues

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to common belief, blood pressure doesn't have to rise as you age, a study of two remote South American tribes suggests. Looking at the...

All That Social Media May Boost Loneliness, Not Banish It

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For the billions of young people who seek community and connection on social media, new research warns their search may be in vain. Instead, spending too...

Selecting the Right Style of Yoga for You

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga has many benefits, from increasing flexibility to reducing stress. The practice offers so much because of its multi-dimensional nature. In addition...

Kids Get Caught in Deadly Cross-Fire of Domestic Violence

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty percent of homicides of U.S. children ages 2 to 14 years are related to intimate partner violence, a new study indicates. That's double the rate...

America Is Worried About Antibiotic Resistance

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of Americans believe the health threat posed by antibiotic resistance is real and pressing, a new survey shows. The survey of more than 1,000...

Teenage Obesity May Raise Pancreatic Cancer Risk Years Later

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity in the teen years may increase the risk of developing deadly pancreatic cancer in adulthood, researchers report. The odds for this rare cancer...

Two Factors at Birth Can Boost a Child's Obesity Risk

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who were born large and whose mothers developed a form of diabetes during pregnancy have nearly triple the odds of becoming overweight or obese in...

Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Ahead of the Holidays

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's an urgent need for blood and platelet donations in the United States because donations during September and October fell 21,000 units short of...

CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Polio-Like Illness Rise in Kids

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of a mysterious polio-like illness continue to mount in the United States, and health officials are scrambling to figure out the cause. There are...

Under Pressure, Juul Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigs From Market

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Juul Labs, which commands 70 percent of the U.S. e-cigarette market, announced Tuesday that it would cease selling most flavored versions of its popular...

How Your Mother's Love Life May Affect Your Own

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Like mother, like child? Your mother's romantic history may influence how many partners you have, a new study claims. "Our results suggest that mothers...

Baby Boom or Baby Bust? What Nation-by-Nation Population Trends...

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Birth rates are booming in 104 countries, but declining in 91 others, a new research reveals. The world's population has risen 197 percent since 1950, from...

Even Young Football Players Not Immune to Damage From Head...

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The long-term effects of head injuries in football players begin at a young age, a new study finds. Researchers tested college football players' blood for...

Murder of Family, Friends Takes Highest Toll on Black Teens

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who lose a family member or friend to murder have an increased risk of suicide, and black teens are most likely to face this kind of heartbreak, a new...

AHA: PTSD Common Among Those Who Suffer Tear in the Aorta's...

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The sharp and sudden pain from an aortic dissection, along with the emergency treatment that follows, can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder...

Exercise Makes Even the 'Still Overweight' Healthier:...

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heavyset folks who exercise regularly shouldn't get discouraged if they can't seem to shed more weight, no matter how hard they try. A new study suggests...

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