ARCHIVE: December 2018

Surgery May Benefit Some With Early Prostate Cancer: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For certain men with early prostate cancer, choosing surgery over "watchful waiting" may add a few years to their lives, a new study suggests. European...

Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The toll of U.S. military service can be steep for female veterans, with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injury each significantly...

More Sleep in Seattle: Later Start to School Brings Kids Better...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Would delaying the start of school help sleep-deprived teens get more of the shut-eye they need? Yes, suggests a Seattle experiment that assessed how...

Just How Clean Is That Stethoscope?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For doctors and nurses in hospitals, hand-washing between patients is a must. But what about their stethoscopes? A new hospital study finds that...

Obesity to Blame for Almost 1 in 25 Cancers Worldwide

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obesity accounted for nearly 4 percent of all cancers globally in 2012, and that rate is likely to rise in coming decades, a new study...

How the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Women's Hearts

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who stick to a Mediterranean diet have a 25 percent lower risk of heart disease -- and researchers say they're starting to understand why. "Our...

Eczema Can Drive People to Thoughts of Suicide: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 28 million Americans are affected by the skin condition eczema, and for some it may become so chronic and severe they consider suicide, new...

'Easy Way Out'? Stigma May Keep Many From Weight Loss...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For many obese people, weight loss surgery can be a new lease on life, but too few who qualify for the procedure opt for it. One big reason: The...

Increase the Calories You Burn When Walking

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Walking is not only a great first exercise, it can also be a forever exercise. Here are some ideas to show you how to take it to the next level. Making...

Some Foods Can Be Cholesterol Fighters

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Watching your cholesterol has gotten easier. Nutrition experts now agree that foods high in cholesterol, like shrimp, don't have the impact on blood...

Hispanics Bear Brunt of Exposure to Workplace Hazards: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to metals and pesticides at work could increase risk of heart disease, researchers say. Hispanic workers in the United States may be especially...

Fentanyl Now the No. 1 Opioid OD Killer

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the U.S. opioid epidemic grinds on, fentanyl is fast becoming the main culprit in drug overdose deaths, health officials report. Cocaine and heroin...

'Experience to Share': Facebook Page Helps Families...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Isolated and afraid, Erin Olivera cast about the internet looking for information about the mysterious paralysis that had stricken her 11-month-old son...

Animal, Bug Bites a Billion-Dollar Burden

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The bites of insects, spiders and dogs are a $1 billion yearly drain on the U.S. health care system, a new study has calculated. And climate change is...

Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer More Bone Loss From...

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Younger breast cancer survivors are at increased risk for osteoporosis -- weak, brittle bones -- due to breast cancer treatments, new study finds. The...

Hospitalizations Rising Among the Homeless

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- On any given night in America, more than 550,000 people are homeless, and they are being hospitalized in greater numbers, a new study suggests. Despite...

AHA: Exercise After Heart Attack May Improve Survival

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Exercising after a heart attack, even a long walk around the neighborhood, can be frightening for survivors. But those fears may be eased by...

Hidden Dangers in Dust

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An antibacterial called triclosan is common in dust and could result in dust-dwelling bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant, researchers report. "There is...

Do Diabetics Really Need to Fast for Blood Tests?

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fasting before a cholesterol blood test is just a nuisance for most people, but for those with diabetes, it can be dangerous. New research shows that up...

FDA Warns of Raw Cookie Dough Dangers

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As tempting as it might be to sample some raw dough while you're making a batch of cookies this holiday season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns...

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