ARCHIVE: December 2018

Sleepless Night Could Make Morning Pastries Tougher to Resist

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's a reason that glazed donut might seem even more enticing if you're sleep-deprived: A new study suggests that even one night of lost slumber...

Today's More Potent Pot Means Higher Odds for Dependence:...

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pot's increasing potency could make it more likely that toking will interfere with users' lives, a new study argues. Compared to pot of the 1990s, today's...

AHA: Barbershops Help Trim High Blood Pressure Numbers for Black...

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Barbershops in the African-American community could help men reduce and control their blood pressure, according to a new study. The research...

Don't Send Report Cards Home on This Day

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sending report cards home from school on Fridays is linked to a surge in child abuse, a new study finds. "It's a pretty astonishing finding," said lead...

Migraine's 'Silver Lining': Lowered Risk for...

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 74,000 French women has turned up an unexpected finding: Those who suffer from migraines have a significantly lower risk for type 2...

Practice Patience for a Happier, Healthier You

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You've no doubt heard the expression "patience is a virtue." Now researchers are learning that this virtue can be good for your health and well-being. Any...

Fast Facts for Men (and Women) About High Cholesterol

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol, a serious risk factor for heart disease, can affect both men and women, and it's common for cholesterol levels to rise with age. But it's...

Parents, Think Before You Drink This Holiday

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One in 4 American parents who drink over the holidays don't think about whether they'll be able to take care of their children the day after, a new survey...

Father-Son Talks About Condoms Pay Health Dividends

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some straight talk about the value of "the talk." Fathers who talk with their teenage sons about condom use can help prevent sexually transmitted...

Docs Should Screen for Depression During, After Pregnancy

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should screen women for depression during and after pregnancy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says in an updated policy statement....

Do Paramedics Shortchange Women With Heart Trouble?

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who call 911 for a possible heart attack may get different treatment from paramedics than men do, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers found that...

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Vaping among American teenagers increased dramatically in 2018, with nearly two of every five high school seniors reporting they've tried an e-cigarette...

Don't Let Holiday Season Stress Worsen Your Allergies,...

SUNDAY, Dec. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing stress could cut your risk of allergy and asthma symptoms during the holidays. "Studies show stress can cause a number of negative health effects,...

Save Your Skin From the Ravages of Cold Weather

SATURDAY, Dec. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Winter can be hard on your skin, but you can take steps to keep it soft and supple, dermatologists say. "When the weather changes, your skin care products...

Beware of Stressful Events in the Evening

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stress in the evening may take more of a toll on your body than stress at other times of day, a new study suggests. The reason? Later in the day, the human...

A Family Tragedy Highlights Carbon Monoxide Danger

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It was a chilly morning in Louisville, so Juvenal Garcia Mora warmed up the car inside the garage before planning to drive his two children to school. By...

Approach That New Gene Testing Kit With Caution

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of Americans will unwrap a scarf or sweater this holiday season. But a growing number will receive a gift that's potentially life-changing: an at-home...

U.S. Flu Activity Low Right Now, but Rising: CDC

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flu season is getting off to a slow but steady start, a U.S. health official said Friday. As of now, only Georgia is seeing high levels of infections, but...

AHA: Thyroid Problems Linked to Worsening Heart Failure

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The thyroid is a tiny powerhouse. The gland, which is located at the base of the neck, releases hormones that control how the entire body uses...

Crohn's, Colitis May Be Tied to Prostate Cancer

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Men with inflammatory bowel disease have a significantly greater risk of prostate cancer, a new study finds. About 1 million men in the United States have...

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