ARCHIVE: January 2019

Ways to Eat Well Without Breaking the Bank

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Is your budget at odds with your desire to eat healthy? Seafood, lean cuts of meat and fresh produce can be pricey, but there are many foods that let you...

Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- We know that the amount of sitting Americans do is now considered a health threat. Researchers estimate that the average adult spends more than 8 hours a...

Are Workers Who Sing Together Happier Employees?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a novel idea, but joining a choir at work might lower your stress levels while on the job, a new British study suggests. It included 58 people who...

Getting Flu Shot During Hospital Stay Is a Safe Bet

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many doctors may worry about giving their hospital patients a flu shot, but a new study suggests they can relax. "We know rates of inpatient flu...

Friends' Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Add another danger that e-cigarettes pose to teenagers: A new study finds secondhand exposure to vaping may raise the chances of asthma attacks in...

What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Families of nursing home residents are more likely to be satisfied with facilities that have higher staffing levels and are nonprofits, a new study finds. "...

Teens Who Hurt Themselves More Likely to Hurt Others

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who harm themselves are three times more likely to commit violent crimes than those who don't, a new study reveals. "We know that some individuals who...

AHA: Cardiac Arrest Survivor Reunites With Bystanders Who Saved...

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- On a Monday in August, Steve Regier came home early from his office to prepare for a conference call later at home in Wichita, Kan. Needing a...

Space Travel Won't Turn Germs Into Superbugs

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the terrifying plot lines of many a sci-fi film, there's no need to worry that germs in space might transform into ferocious, malevolent microbes...

Skeletons Mature Earlier Now, Affecting Orthopedic Treatments

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say children's skeletons are maturing sooner than they did early in the 20th century, and this could affect the timing of certain orthopedic...

Hearing Aid Upkeep Often Out of Reach for the Poor

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're poor, you'll likely have less success with your hearing aid, a new study finds. A survey of more than 1,100 Medicare recipients with hearing aids...

Too Few Women Are Getting Cervical Cancer Screening

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of women in the United States who are getting the recommended screenings for cervical cancer is "unacceptably low," researchers say. In 2016,...

Even Older Drugs Are Getting Steep Price Hikes, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a common belief that rising drug prices are due to the high cost of cutting-edge medications, with manufacturers charging a bundle to make back...

As Medical Marketing Soars, Is Regulation Needed?

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Turn on prime-time TV and you'll likely see a pitch for arthritis or impotence pills, and maybe a cancer center. Advertisers spent nearly $10 billion...

U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past 25 years, the number of Americans who have died from cancer has dropped dramatically, though racial and economic disparities persist, a new...

A Better Way to Look at Food

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A "low-energy-dense food diet" sounds like just another weight loss fad, but it's an approach with decades of research behind it. The concept is simple: Eat...

Creating a Home Gym on the Cheap

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A state-of-the-art home gym might not just be beyond the scope of your budget, it also might be beyond the scope of available space. But don't rule out this...

Thyroid Surgery Complications Can Land Some Back in the Hospital

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid can trigger side effects that send some patients back to the hospital, a new study finds. These side effects...

Trying Whole30 Diet? Watch Out for Weight Regain

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking of eating healthier in 2019? Kickstarting with the Whole30 diet may be a good choice, a dietitian suggests. But you have to be careful when you...

Radiation Doses From CT Scans Vary Widely

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- CT scans diagnose many serious conditions and illnesses, but they expose patients to levels of radiation that aren't always consistent and may be harmful, a...

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