ARCHIVE: December 2018

Ways to Fit Pasta Into Your Diet

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Who doesn't crave a big bowl of spaghetti every now and then? But then comes the question of how to fit it into a smart diet plan. The answer is portion...

Binge Drinkers' Social Media Posts Can Haunt Them

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The hangover is bad enough. But for binge-drinking young people, embarrassing social media posts can be another headache. College students often show signs...

FDA Warns Companies on Dangerous, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After infections tied to unapproved stem cell treatments sent 12 people to hospital this past year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued...

That Gift of Exercise Might Go to Waste

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might think the perfect gift for someone you love is a gym membership or a subscription to a healthy food plan, but you need to make sure the recipient...

Toy Guns Pose Big Threat to Young Eyes

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking of buying your kid a BB, pellet or paintball gun for Christmas? Don't forget eye protection, the American Academy of Ophthalmology urges. The...

Stress Keeps 1 in 3 Americans Up at Night

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans are losing sleep as economic and political stress keeps them tossing and turning at night, a new study finds. In 2013, about 30...

Opioid OD Deaths Soaring Among Native Americans

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the epidemic of opioid addiction rips through the United States, one group is being hit especially hard: Native Americans. During the years 2013-2015,...

Move Over, Air Filter. Scientists Have a Greener Idea

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A common houseplant to help keep your home's air cleaner and safer? Scientists report they have genetically altered pothos ivy to filter certain hazardous...

Even Non-Concussion Head Hits Affect Young Football Players...

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research on 12 high school football players tracked for a season found that repeat head impacts affected the boys' vision -- even if those hits didn't...

Scientists Get Closer to Generating Cells Lost to Diabetes

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes often don't have enough insulin-producing beta cells to control their blood sugar, but a combination of two novel drugs may coax the...

Just 6 Months of Walking May Boost Aging Brains

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Walking and other types of moderate exercise may help turn back the clock for older adults who are losing their mental sharpness, a new clinical trial...

Have Your Cake … And Lose Weight, Too

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- No one thinks of a piece of layer cake as a diet item. But it turns out that even conscientious label readers may overestimate the size of a single serving...

The Link Between Social Media and Depression

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram -- the list of popular social media outlets is long and always expanding. But could staying connected through them lead to...

Average American Getting Fatter, but Not Taller

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that shows the obesity epidemic is far from over, new research reveals that most Americans have grown wider but not taller in the past two...

1 in 4 People Over 25 Will Be Hit by Stroke

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A quarter of the world's people over the age of 25 will experience a debilitating stroke during their lifetime, a new study estimates. Rates vary country...

Chemo 'Cocktail' Embraced as Pancreatic Cancer...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When researchers announced that a four-drug chemotherapy regimen can add years to the lives of some patients with earlier-stage pancreatic cancer, doctors...

More U.S. Kids Dying From Guns, Car Accidents

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Car crashes and guns have been the two leading killers of kids in the United States for decades, and deaths from both causes are on the rise. More...

Narcissists Not Fond of Democracy: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You probably know a narcissist -- someone who believes he or she is the best at everything and has little regard for others. Now, new research suggests...

AHA: 'Rescuing' Food to Feed the Hungry

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Leah Lizarondo continues to be amazed by how much food gets thrown away daily. Her Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, 412 Food Rescue, taps a huge...

Road Rules on Smartphone Use Are Saving Bikers' Lives, Too

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People in cars aren't the only ones who benefit from distracted driving laws: Research shows drops in motorcyclist deaths after such legislation is passed...

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