ARCHIVE: December 2018

Wearing Contacts 24/7 Can Bring Infection, Blindness, Doctors...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dangerous infections, blinding ulcers in the eyes: These are just some of the troubles that can come from wearing your contacts for too long. Contact...

High-Protein Snacks That Satisfy

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Does your typical afternoon snack leave you feeling unsatisfied and reaching for more? If your pick-me-up is a bag of salty chips or a chocolate bar, a...

Known Risks Don't Explain Blacks' Higher Rates of...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A sizable study still can't explain why black Americans are much more likely than whites to suffer sudden cardiac death. "At the end of the day, we just...

Ballet Class: Not Just Child's Play Anymore

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ballet dancers are known for their sleek, sculpted look, in part the result of hours spent exercising at the ballet barre. While not everyone can dance...

Food Allergies Tied to MS Relapses

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a potential link between food allergies and flare-ups of multiple sclerosis. "Our findings suggest that MS patients...

Could Pot Harm Men's Sperm?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that marijuana causes genetic changes in sperm, though it's not clear what effect those changes have, or if they're passed on to a man'...

Many Say Ketamine Eased Their Depression, But Is It Safe?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Jen Godfrey couldn't shake the "deep cloud" that lingered even after she found an antidepressant she could tolerate. Then a string of stressors hit --...

Take High Blood Pressure Meds? Exercise Might Work Just as Well

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have high blood pressure, hitting the gym may be as helpful as taking drugs to lower your numbers, researchers say. There's "compelling evidence...

Vapers Exposed to Fewer Toxins Than Conventional Smokers: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarette users take in lower levels of potentially harmful compounds than smokers, a new study shows. But e-cigarette users are exposed to much...

Heart Failure Takes Heavy Toll, Even for Those With Stronger...

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a stronger heart after being hospitalized for heart failure may not translate into a better outcome, new research suggests. Levels of physical and...

Want to Eat Healthier? Avoid Stores With Snacks at Checkout

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Getting rid of candy and chips at the supermarket checkout could lead to a dramatic reduction in junk food consumption, researchers say. "Changing what...

3 in 4 Americans Struggle With Loneliness

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Folks feeling lonely as the holidays approach have a lot of company, a new study suggests. Loneliness appears to be widespread among Americans, affecting...

AHA: Should Pacemakers, Defibrillators Be Recycled -- and Reused...

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Reuse and recycle. Americans employ the concept on nearly everything. Now, medical researchers are working hard to apply it to pacemakers and...

Genetic Changes Tied to Rare Brain Bleeds in Babies

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified genetic mutations linked with a blood vessel defect that can lead to deadly brain bleeds in babies. A rare hereditary...

Opioids May Help Chronic Pain, But Not Much

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially addictive opioid painkillers are often prescribed for chronic pain, but they actually work only slightly better than placebo pills, a new review...

Protein Portions: Feeling Satisfied on Fewer Calories

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating protein every day is important for good health. While it can come from animal and/or plant sources, the amount of protein we need is rather small --...

Take It Outside! The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you've ever come home from a brisk walk feeling reinvigorated, you're not alone. Research shows that this is just one of many benefits of exercising...

Heart Surgery Won't Cause Brain Decline, New Study Says

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Major heart surgery does not cause significant memory decline in older patients, a new study finds. Researchers found no greater risk for loss of brain...

California Farm Tied to E. coli Outbreak Expands Recall Beyond...

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The California farm where romaine lettuce was implicated in the recent nationwide E. coli outbreak said it is expanding its recall to include other forms...

Runaway Immune System May Play Role in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed a possible culprit in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), reporting that an overactive immune system might send the entire...

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