ARCHIVE: December 2018

Being Bullied May Alter the Teen Brain

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are often bullied may be left with shrinkage in key parts of their brain, increasing their risk for mental illness, European researchers report...

Are You Overdoing Antibiotics?

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics are life-savers. But they're being overprescribed and overused, leading to antibiotic-resistant germs stronger than the drugs available to...

Whopping Numbers on Whooping Cough

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The return of measles made headlines in recent years, but it's not the only disease that poses a particular threat to kids that has experienced a...

More Evidence That Abuse of Xanax, Valium Is on the Rise

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- About one in every five people who take Valium, Xanax and other benzodiazepines are misusing the potentially addictive medication, U.S. survey data show...

One Woman's Case Gives New Hope Against Disfiguring...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In very preliminary findings, an existing rheumatoid arthritis drug appeared to cure one woman of a rare but potentially life-threatening condition known...

If You're Diabetic, Foot Care a Must

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Good foot care is essential for people with diabetes, a foot surgeon says. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that leads to a loss of sensation in the...

Kicking, Punching: Who's at Risk for a Violent Sleep...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably seen movies where a veteran returns home from the horrors of war and wakes in the middle of the night yelling, punching or flailing so...

Short People Fare Worse in ICUs: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Shorter patients in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) are more likely to die during treatment than taller ones, a new study suggests. Among more...

Is Juice on School Menus a Problem?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When given the option, students in school meal programs are more likely to choose fruit juice over more nutritious whole fruit or milk, a new study finds...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Lung...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital following surgery for lung cancer last week. "Justice Ginsburg was...

Do Your Gut Bacteria Affect Your Diabetes Meds?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The bacteria living in your digestive system might determine how your body processes diabetes medications, a new review suggests. Researchers combed...

Follow the Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss, Too

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines were released, they included details for following the Mediterranean-style diet. That's the way of eating in...

Flexibility: A Must at Every Age

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flexibility is a component of all types of movement -- from everyday activities to the most rigorous exercises. Being flexible helps you stay mobile and...

The Secret Behind Chicken Soup's Medical Magic

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people rely on chicken noodle soup to soothe a cold, but few know exactly why the warm broth brings relief. But one dietitian can explain its...

Certain Birthmarks Warrant Quick Treatment, Pediatricians Say

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For common birthmarks, doctors should abandon the traditional wait-and-see approach, a leading group of pediatricians says. Instead, physicians should...

Head to the Movies, Museums to Keep Depression at Bay

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Movies, the theater and other cultural events can help you fight the blues as you age. And the more you go, the less depressed you'll be, new research...

Loneliness Doesn't Take a Holiday

TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though this is the time of year when family and friends gather and connect, loneliness remains a serious public health issue in the United States, an expert...

A Holiday Guide to Portion Sizes

TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's not just a sign of the holiday season. Food servings have been getting supersized everywhere, from restaurants to grocery shelves. So it can be hard...

Building the Bonds of Friendship

TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's well known that having friends plays a big part in our emotional and physical well-being. And while friendships make life more rewarding at every age,...

How to Handle Holiday Stressors

TUESDAY, Dec. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While others are decking the halls, many people find the holidays trigger anxiety and depression. Stress can arise from financial strain, dealing with...

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