ARCHIVE: December 2018

Holidays' Pitfalls for Those With Food Allergies

MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Holiday get-togethers can be risky for people with food allergies. About 15 million people in the United States have one or more food allergies. "It's...

A New Mom Shape-Up: Stroller Walking

MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The exhaustion of a new baby can have negative fitness consequences as you lose the motivation to exercise and feel there's no time to get to the gym. But...

Take Time for 'Me Time'

MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Husband or wife, mom or dad, the demands on your time can be overwhelming. But even if there's no end to your to-do list, securing some time for yourself is...

It Really Is Better to Give Than Receive

MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The joy of giving really does last longer than the joy of receiving, researchers report. Experiments with hundreds of participants found their happiness...

Winter's Many Challenges to Eye Health

SUNDAY, Dec. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dry, itchy eyes are a common problem in the winter and low humidity is a major reason, one ophthalmologist says. "On average, the humidity drops in the...

Here's to a Healthy Holiday Season

SATURDAY, Dec. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Taking care of your health is one of the best gifts you can give yourself this holiday season, a medical expert suggests. "This festive time of year can...

Put Fire Safety at the Top of Your To-Do Holiday List

FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A horrific 2011 Christmas Day fire killed five people, including three young sisters, in their Stamford, Conn., home. The tragedy -- blamed on improper...

All That Glitters on Your Christmas Cookies May Not Be Safe to...

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Some of those decorative glitters and dusts you're planning to use in your holiday baking aren't meant to be eaten, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

#MeToo Sparked Surge in Awareness About Sexual...

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of thousands of women have used the #MeToo hashtag to speak out about sexual harassment and assault during the past year. Now there's evidence...

Flu Has Arrived for the Holidays, CDC Head Says

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The flu has ramped up in time for Christmas, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Just last week, the CDC said the...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Lung Cancer Surgery

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery for lung cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City on Friday. "...

Teen Pot-Smoking Drops in Washington State After Legalization

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to predictions, teen marijuana use declined in Washington state after recreational pot was legalized in 2012, a new study finds. Researchers...

Heart Risks High in Older Cancer Patients <i>Before</i...

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's a significant rise in the risk of heart attack and stroke in older people in the months before they're diagnosed with cancer, a new study finds. "...

Penalties for Higher Hospital Readmission Rates May Hurt Patients

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Financial penalties meant to reduce U.S. hospital readmissions for patients with heart failure and pneumonia may actually increase their risk of death after...

AHA: News Anchor Opens Up to Viewers About Dad's Stroke

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Brooke Lennington's phone buzzed late one night in 2016, a week before Thanksgiving. Her younger brother, Hunter, was calling, frantically saying...

Teething Jewelry Linked to at Least One Baby's Death: FDA

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teething jewelry products, such as necklaces, pose significant safety risks and have been tied to at least one baby's death, the U.S. Food and Drug...

Certain Antibiotics Tied to Deadly Heart Vessel Tears: FDA

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patients should avoid a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones due to an increased risk of heart vessel tears associated with their use, the U.S. Food...

Some Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Heart Risks

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two common classes of type 2 diabetes drugs may lower blood sugar levels, but new research suggests those same drugs might boost the risk of heart attack,...

Hepatitis C Cases Cluster in States Hit Hard by Opioids

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans with hepatitis C are living in just nine U.S. states -- five of those in a region hit hard by the opioid epidemic, a new study...

Cross-Training for Fitness and Fun

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're not yet familiar with the fitness approach called cross-training, it might sound like hard work. But it's really just a way to add variety to your...

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