ARCHIVE: January 2019

Millennials' Odds for Depression Rise With Social Media Use

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millennials struggling with depression aren't being helped by their use of Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat, a new study reports. College students who meet...

Fatal Drug ODs Soaring Among Middle-Aged Women: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The rate at which middle-aged American women die from overdoses involving opioids and other drugs nearly quadrupled between 1999 and 2017, new government...

AHA: Breastfeeding May Help a Mom's Heart

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- Studies have long touted the benefits of breastfeeding for infants, including stronger immune systems and lower risk for asthma, obesity and...

Faulty Sperm May Explain Recurring Miscarriages

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A series of miscarriages may signal that a man's sperm is not up to par, new British research suggests. The findings could lead to new treatments to...

Prescription Opioids May Raise Pneumonia Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who take prescription opioid painkillers are at increased risk for pneumonia, especially those with HIV, a new study suggests. The findings support...

Common Heart, Diabetes Meds May Help Ease Mental Illness

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is raising the question of whether certain cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes drugs could help manage mental illnesses like schizophrenia...

AI Beats Humans at Detecting Cervical Precancers

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many women in developing countries lack access to advanced screening for cervical cancer. But researchers say a new "AI" technique might help. The...

Are You Sabotaging Your Sex Life?

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Research confirms that a good sex life is a key to strong feelings of intimacy and satisfaction for both partners in a relationship. Yet for many, sex...

Fiber: It's Not Just for Adults

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You know how important fiber is for overall health, making meals more filling and staying "regular." But did you know that children need their fair share...

Foot Stools Move Human Stool Along

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A simple potty stool under your feet might help cure constipation, researchers say. "These toilet stools became popular through things like viral videos...

Many Female Health Care Workers Make Poverty-Level Wages: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Every day they help feed, bathe and care for the frailest Americans. But female health care workers in the United States often get shortchanged on wages...

Many Medical Marijuana Patients Drive While High

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana may help the thousands of Americans who use it, but far too many of these folks are getting behind the wheel while high, new research...

Cancer Patients May Face Greater Risk of Shingles

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Newly diagnosed cancer patients may be at increased risk for the painful skin condition shingles, a new study finds. Experts say development of new...

Wider Waistlines, Smaller Brains?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people tend to show shrinkage in their brain tissue by middle age -- especially if the extra pounds are concentrated in the belly, a new study...

Sleep Patterns May Offer Clues to Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Poor sleep is common among Alzheimer's patients, and researchers say they're beginning to understand why. Scientists studied 119 people aged 60 and older...

See Who's More Likely to Share Fake News

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 9 percent of Americans shared fake news in 2016, but seniors were far more likely to do so than young adults, a new study finds. "Despite...

At Risk for an Opioid OD? There's an App for That

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Drug users suffering an opioid overdose might soon have access to an unusual lifeline -- a smartphone app. University of Washington researchers have...

AHA: Blood Pressure May Explain Higher Dementia Risk in Blacks

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- Older black adults with high blood pressure, and especially black men, show more severe cognitive declines than white adults who have high...

Animal Study Suggests Ritalin Won't Harm the Heart

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin, a widely used stimulant drug to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), likely poses no risk of heart damage in children, new...

Drug May Delay MS Disability for Some

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An immune system drug may help prevent or slow complications in a type of multiple sclerosis known as secondary progressive MS, a new study finds. The...

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