ARCHIVE: December 2018

More Green Space May Mean a Healthier Heart

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Living in a neighborhood with lots of greenery just might protect your ticker. "Our study shows that living in a neighborhood dense with trees, bushes...

New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new test for chlamydia can provide results within 30 minutes, potentially speeding up the start of treatment, researchers say. The rapid test for the...

Drug Halves Tumor Recurrence for Women With a Common Breast...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For certain women with early stage breast cancer, a newer drug that combines an antibody with chemotherapy may cut the risk of disease recurrence in half,...

World's First Baby Born From Deceased Donor's...

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The world's first baby born to a woman who had a uterus transplant from a deceased donor shows that such transplants can be successful, Brazilian doctors say...

Obamacare Helped More Women Access Care Before Pregnancy: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ever since the Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid in some states, more women have received health care before pregnancy, a new study finds. The number of...

Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Takes Another Step Forward

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene therapy shows early promise against sickle cell anemia, researchers say. The therapy targets the genetic flaw that causes sickle cell. In a small...

AHA: Hearts From Unusual Donors Could Help Meet Growing...

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Researchers say the ever-growing waiting list of hopeful heart transplant recipients could be trimmed down if only more patients were given the...

Rough Neighborhood, Worse Epilepsy?

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Living in a high-crime neighborhood may make epilepsy worse, a small study suggests. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago looked at 63...

Toxic Amounts of Vitamin D Spur Dog Food Recall

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eight brands of dry dog food have been recalled because of potentially deadly amounts of vitamin D, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Vitamin D is...

Are You a Victim of 'Clean Plate' Syndrome?

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your belly is full from a delicious holiday feast but there's one more sweet left on the dessert tray, will you hold back or yield to temptation? New...

Make Nice With Rice to Boost Your Diet

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you love rice, you might be wondering how you can make it part of healthy meals. Whether you're trying to drop pounds or stay at a healthy weight, some...

Mental Health and College Students

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's an adjustment period for almost every new college student -- many young people have struggles balancing independence and a heavy workload. But there...

Few Americans Have Optimal 'Metabolic Health'

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one in eight American adults has what is known as good metabolic health, a new study finds. This is an "alarmingly low" rate, according to...

Cost of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: $23,000 Annually Per Case

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- About 630,000 babies worldwide are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) each year. They'll need care averaging $23,000 annually, new research...

Most Americans Lie to Their Doctors

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As many as 4 out of 5 Americans withhold important information from their doctor that could prove crucial to their health, a new study shows. Between 60 and...

Could Soaps, Shampoos Be Pushing Girls Into Early Puberty?

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to chemicals found in a wide array of personal care products has been linked to early puberty among girls, a new investigation warns. The issue...

Mental Health Help Becoming Less of a Stigma in Military

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Active-duty members of the U.S. military are much more open to the idea of mental health counseling than veterans, a new survey finds. "There has been a...

1 in 10 Will Develop Eczema in Their Lifetime

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- About 10 percent of people will suffer from the itchy skin condition known as eczema at some point in their lives, new research shows. And though it is...

Doctors More Cautious Now When Prescribing Opioids to Kids

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a steady decline in opioid prescriptions for children and teens in the United States since 2012, a new study reveals. "Understanding patterns of...

Even Wisdom Tooth Removal May Spur Opioid Addiction

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults who are prescribed opioid painkillers after having their wisdom teeth removed are at increased risk for addiction, new research...

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