ARCHIVE: January 2019

U.S. Leads Health Care Spending Among Richer Nations, But Gets...

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Higher costs, not better patient care, explain why the United States spends much more on health care than other developed countries, a new study indicates. U...

'Meaningful' Activities May Mean Healthier Old Age

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who find meaning in their daily activities may remain in better health as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when middle-...

Experts Outline Down Syndrome's Developmental Milestones

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of kids with Down syndrome often worry whether their children can develop life skills, but new research suggests that the picture is far from bleak...

AHA: Could Phosphate Additives in Foods Make You Less Active?

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- A new study suggests that high levels of inorganic phosphate -- a preservative widely used in certain sodas, packaged meats and other processed...

Does Alzheimer's Unfold Differently in Black Patients?

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's disease may be twice as common in black Americans as in whites, and scientists don't really know why. But new research uncovers a clue that...

Flu Shot Crucial for Those With COPD

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a flu shot can be a lifesaver. But many of the millions with the lung condition don't get it...

Get Smart About Storing Seafood

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With concerns about overfishing, it's shocking to learn that 40 percent of the edible U.S. seafood supply is lost or wasted every year -- and half of that is...

Why It's Important to Boost Baby's Vocabulary Now

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- We know that early learning can set up a child for success. A study done by researchers at Penn State University found out just how early that learning should...

Suicide Risk Rises Following Cancer Diagnosis

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer diagnosis can be tough to take, and a new study finds many patients contemplate suicide. That risk is most pronounced in the year following the...

Stroke, Heart Events Can Sideline You From Work

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After having a stroke, heart attack or cardiac arrest, people are less likely to be employed than their healthy peers, new research shows. Even if they are...

Job Insecurity May Take a Toll on Your Heart

MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a job or taking a big pay cut is hard on more than just your checkbook -- it might drastically increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, heart...

Physical Therapy Can Keep Sports Injuries at Bay

SUNDAY, Jan. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy helps people recover from sports injuries, but it also can help prevent them, an expert says. This approach, called proactive physical...

Persistent Cough May Mean See Your Doctor

SATURDAY, Jan. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After suffering through a cold, many people still have a persistent cough -- but why? According to Dr. Jonathan Parsons, director of the Asthma Center at...

Listen Up! Hearing Loss Tied to Late-Life Depression

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss among seniors is not always recognized and treated, but if it were it might help head off late-life depression, a new report suggests. Older...

Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study...

Flu Widening Its Grip on the United States: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The flu is now spreading throughout the United States, health officials said Friday. Since last week, when nine states and New York City were reporting high...

As You Age, Alcohol May Be Harder to Handle

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors may be more vulnerable to alcoholism, a psychologist warns. "As we age, it takes longer for the body to break down alcohol. It stays in the system...

1 in 10 Adults Have Food Allergies, But Twice as Many Think They...

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 10 percent of U.S. adults have a food allergy -- and nearly double that believe they do, a new study estimates. Researchers found that 19 percent...

Catching Up on News About Catch-Up Sleep

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Missing out on needed sleep can bring a host of health woes, including diabetes because a lack of sleep affects insulin levels. It also leaves you less alert...

Working Out Your Exercise Schedule

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of weekly recommended workout sessions can really add up. With five or more periods of cardio, and two or three each of strength training,...

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