ARCHIVE: January 2019

How Long Should Fainting Patients Be Monitored?

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- How long patients who faint should be monitored in the emergency department hinges on their risk for serious disease, a new study says. In most cases,...

More Smoking, Heart Woes Boost Native Americans' Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke risk factors are on the rise among Native Americans, a new study reveals. Previous research has shown that Native Americans have a higher rate of...

AHA: Healthy or Not? Keeping Score on Super Bowl Ads

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- With more than 100 million people watching the Super Bowl each year, advertisers launch a high-stakes blitz to win the battle of the brands....

Could Gut Bacteria Be Linked to Dementia Risk?

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with dementia show a different makeup in the bacteria dwelling in their guts, a preliminary study finds -- raising questions about whether the "bugs...

AHA: Chilling Studies Show Cold Weather Could Raise Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- Overexertion with a snow shovel isn't the only cardiovascular risk during the winter. When temperatures go down, the incidence of stroke --...

Blood Donors Needed as Cold Weather Freezes U.S. Supply

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. blood supply is expected to drop to dangerously low levels as sub-zero weather in many parts of the country forces cancellation of crucial blood...

Generic Version of Popular Asthma Inhaler Wins FDA Approval

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the widely used Advair Diskus inhaler for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has won U.S. Food and Drug...

An Upbeat Attitude Might Help Prevent 2nd Stroke

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you've had a stroke, a positive outlook might just help prevent another one, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people felt they could...

Nearly Half of American Adults Have Unhealthy Hearts: Report

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, heart disease or a history of stroke, a new report shows. That figure is up sharply from what the...

Medical Scribes Could Help Improve ER Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using medical scribes in emergency departments is a smart way to increase the number of patients seen by doctors and reduce the time patients spend there,...

Exercise Injury Prevention: Protecting Your Ankles

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Guarding against injury means increasing both flexibility and strength. Target the muscles that support your ankles to protect your joints by strength-...

How to Prevent and Treat Eye Allergies

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to allergies, allergic rhinitis with its congested, itchy nose gets a lot of attention. But for some, allergic conjunctivitis with itchy,...

Polar Vortex Brings Frostbite Danger: Protect Yourself

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Minus 29 Fahrenheit in Fargo, minus 28 in Minneapolis, minus 13 in Des Moines. With potential record-setting low temperatures ahead for much of the...

As Millions of Teens Get Hooked on Vaping, What Works to Help...

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarette use is surging among American teenagers, with millions of kids flirting with nicotine addiction by regularly vaping. Unfortunately, these...

Breakfast Not So Important to Weight Loss After All, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For years, you've probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day if you're trying to maintain a healthy weight. But new research...

Vaping Beats Nicotine Patch, Gum in Helping Smokers Quit

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For those who want to kick their smoking habit, switching to electronic cigarettes may offer better odds of success than nicotine patches, lozenges or gum...

Great Workouts Boost Brains, Even in the Young

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart-pumping exercise benefits the brain, improving thinking skills even in younger adults, a small study suggests. For the study, scientists tracked...

AHA: Could a Heart Attack or Stroke Lead to Early Menopause?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- New research has found that women who have a heart attack, stroke or some other type of cardiovascular event before age 35 have twice the risk...

'Extreme' Exercise No Danger to Middle-Aged Hearts:...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men who partake in extreme exercise are not putting their heart health at risk, a new study contends. Aging athletes who do eight or more...

AHA: Why More People Don't Call 911 When Stroke Symptoms Hit

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- When stroke symptoms hit, not everyone calls 911 -- a decision that has perplexed experts. Now, a small study reveals some of the reasons....

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