ARCHIVE: December 2018

Making Your Child Apologize May Backfire

MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Forcing children to apologize before they're ready may do more harm than good, researchers say. Children know when someone is truly sorry and an insincere...

U.S. Opioid Addiction Crisis Is Top Health Story of 2018

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The scourge of opioid addiction and related deaths cut through American society again in 2018, capturing headlines and making it the year's top health...

Foods That Can Lead to Obesity in Kids

MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to so-called good foods and bad foods, it's pretty easy to separate a green salad from a piece of pie. But some healthy foods can become less...

Alcohol May Be Sabotaging Your Diet

MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol. It's a fixture at New Year's parties, but it's also is a calorie guzzler -- one drink can eat up 10 percent or more of a dieter's daily allotment...

Keep Your Skin Glowing With Good Health in 2019

MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One of your New Year's resolutions should be to be good to your skin, and dermatologists have 10 ways to help. "All the stresses and excesses of the...

How Seniors Can Prevent Hypothermia This Winter

SUNDAY, Dec. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In winter, older adults are at higher risk of losing body heat and slipping into potentially fatal hypothermia, U.S. health officials warn. Older people...

Advice for Battling Opioid Addiction

SATURDAY, Dec. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the United States continues to struggle with its unprecedented opioid crisis, an expert says all Americans need to take action to prevent addiction and...

Good Sleep Helps Kids Become Slimmer, Healthier Teens: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Regular bedtimes and adequate sleep during childhood may contribute toward a healthy weight in the teen years, a new study finds. The study included...

People With Movement Disorders May Become Immune to Botox Therapy

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who receive botulinum toxin injections for disorders that cause muscle tightness and contractions develop resistance to the treatment,...

Could a Little Drinking Help Those With Heart Failure?

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that an occasional drink won't harm, and might even help seniors with heart failure. Heart failure patients who drank in moderation...

Opioid Overdose Deaths Triple Among Teens, Kids

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the past two decades, opioid overdose death rates among U.S. kids and teens have tripled, a new study shows. Young children have either died from...

Guidelines for a Healthy Pregnancy

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're pregnant you already know the importance of eating a healthful diet and taking prenatal vitamins, including folic acid and possibly B12 and iron...

Can You Predict Your Common Cold Risk?

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- How highly you rate your health could predict how likely you are to catch a cold -- and, even more important, how healthy you'll be in later years....

Dial Down the Stress

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stress and uncertainty plague many Americans, but there are a number of steps you can take to cope, a psychiatrist suggests. "In this day and age of '...

Ring in the New Year Resolved to Improve Your Health

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're thinking about making some health-related resolutions for 2019, the American Medical Association (AMA) has some suggestions. "This is the...

Kidney Disease Risk Tied to Sugar-Sweetened Drinks

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who drink lots of sugar-sweetened drinks may be putting themselves at a heightened risk for kidney disease, a new study suggests. The study of...

PTSD Drug May Do More Harm Than Good

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may actually be harmful, a new study suggests. The high blood pressure drug prazosin is...

Food Brings Double Dose of Pleasure to Your Brain

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a powerful reason why you can't resist that plate of brownies. It turns out that eating causes the release of dopamine in your brain not...

Is Your State a Hotspot for Obesity-Linked Cancers?

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- What state you call home may have a great deal to do with your chances of developing an obesity-related cancer, a new report suggests. A nearly twofold...

Could Your Apple Watch Spot Dangerous A-Fib?

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- That shiny new Apple Watch you got this holiday could potentially alert you to heart trouble you didn't know you had. The watch contains a simple...

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