ARCHIVE: December 2018

Gene Tweaking Prevented Obesity in Mice

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A modified version of the CRISPR gene-editing technique could help fight obesity without having to alter any genes, a new study in mice suggests. CRISPR, an...

Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Opioids When Joint Pain...

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who get prompt physical therapy for pain in the knee, shoulder or lower back may have less need for opioid painkillers, new research suggests. The...

The Lowdown on Low-Fat Milk (It's All Good)

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Calcium is best known as a building block of strong bones, and studies show that getting it from the source -- milk -- is more effective than supplements....

Could You Have Silent Gallstones?

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As many as 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most don't have any symptoms, but not all will escape a gallstone attack. The gallbladder is a small organ...

Healthy Sleep Habits for Kids Pay Off

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Good sleep routines can help children get the rest they need, researchers say. For the new report, investigators reviewed 44 studies from 16 countries in...

Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes has been tied to a number of complications such as kidney disease, but new research has found that older people with type 2 diabetes can also have...

California Farm Implicated in Outbreak of E. coli Tied to...

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Federal health investigators said Thursday that they've pinpointed at least one California farm implicated in the recent outbreak of E. coli illness tied...

Women Doctors Say They're Penalized for Motherhood

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women juggling a medical career and motherhood often face significant workplace discrimination, a new study finds. Researchers conducted an online survey...

Research on Almost 2,000 Brains Brings Insight Into Mental...

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say a massive genetic analysis of the human brain has yielded new insights into the underpinnings of psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia...

Can Alzheimer's Be Spread? Mouse Study Hints It's...

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A brain protein linked to Alzheimer's disease might potentially be transmitted to people during neurological procedures, a new preliminary study suggests...

AHA: The Eyes Have It for High Blood Pressure Clues

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Dr. William White shines a bright light in his patient's eye, he's looking for more than just vision problems. He's searching for clues...

Coming Soon: A Tiny Robot You Swallow to Help You Stay Healthy

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The future of medicine may be here: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they've developed an ingestible capsule that can be...

Chain Restaurants Serve Up More Calories Than Fast Food Spots...

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fast food gets a lot of blame for rising obesity rates, but meals at chain restaurants contain even more calories, two new international studies show. The...

New Disease-Bearing Tick Set to Spread Throughout United States

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An Asian tick newly introduced into the United States has the potential to infest a wide swath of the country, researchers say. It could carry numerous...

Surmounting That Fitness Plateau

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Just as there are diet plateaus, you can hit the wall with exercise, too -- no longer seeing results from your efforts and then losing motivation....

The Right Way to Fuel Up Before Workouts

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mom was right when she said no swimming for an hour after lunch. Even though it takes energy to work out, it's important that exercise doesn't interfere...

Anti-Opioid Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine that might help combat the opioid epidemic has performed well in early animal testing, researchers report. The vaccine contains antibodies that...

Intimacy: The Elusive Fountain of Youth?

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People seeking more satisfaction in their later years might find sex is the spice of life, new research suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed...

Holidays Hike Heart Attack Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's the stress of choosing the right gift, drinking and eating too much, or fighting with relatives about politics, the holidays can be hard on...

Extreme Dieting in Teens Often Intensifies in Adulthood

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme dieting behaviors often begin in the teen years and worsen in adulthood, a new study finds. Unhealthy weight-control behaviors -- such as...

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