ARCHIVE: January 2019

Postpartum Opioid Rx May Lead to Persistent Use: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who take opioid painkillers after either vaginal birth or cesarean section may be at increased risk of becoming persistent users, a new study...

Decoding Newborn's DNA Could Pinpoint Hidden Risks

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A program that maps out the genes of newborns has allowed researchers to identify risks for some inherited childhood conditions, many of which can be...

Flu Rides the Subway, Too

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Flu spreads like wildfire in confined spaces -- and that includes subways, a new British study finds. The longer your ride and the more stations you...

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Infection with the hepatitis C virus can cause liver disease and even liver cancer. But once found, the virus can be cured, so screening is vital for those...

After Opioid OD, Most Patients Can Leave Hospital in an Hour

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who overdose on opioids can often be saved quickly with a dose of naloxone, but it hasn't been clear how long someone should be kept in the...

AHA: Lifestyle Changes Helped New Dad Shed Nearly 50 Pounds

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- It happens every January. Gyms fill with people who've committed to New Year's resolutions involving health and fitness. While making a...

The Skinny on Schools' Efforts to Promote Healthy Eating

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Schools that promote healthy eating may reduce kids' risk of obesity, new research finds. Their study of nearly 600 middle schoolers in New Haven, Conn.,...

Study Eases Concern That Common Diabetes Med Might Harm Bones

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have type 2 diabetes and you're taking canagliflozin to help control your blood sugar, a new study has some good news for you: The drug doesn't...

Snacking for Diet Success

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Restrictive diets are hard to stick with, especially when you must eliminate most of your favorite foods. Research has also found that cutting out a...

A Smooth Move Makes for a Happier Child

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Moving from one community to another can be difficult for everyone in the family, especially if leaving friends and relatives behind. But the problems can...

New Acne Treatment Might Spring From Old One

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An old acne drug may hold the key to developing a new, safer treatment, a study suggests. Isotretinoin (Myorisan, formerly branded as Accutane), is a form...

Many Middle-Aged Americans Worried About Health Insurance: Poll

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many middle-aged folks nearing retirement have serious concerns about their health insurance coverage, a new survey shows. Nearly half of people aged 50 to...

Will Cutting Out Booze for 'Dry January' Help Your...

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Dry January" is the self-improvement meme of the moment, with people around the world pledging to take a break from alcohol this month. "Basically, it's a...

No Evidence No-Cal Sweeteners Will Help You Lose Weight: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you think a switch from sugar to a calorie-free sweetener might help you get healthier and shed pounds, think again. After years of research, there's...

Can Herbal Drug Kratom Kill?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The herbal drug kratom, which U.S. drug regulators have said is essentially an opioid, has been linked to some narcotic overdose deaths, but whether it's...

Can't Taste Anything? You Might Want to Check Your Nose

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Don't blame a loss of taste on your mouth, new research suggests. Instead, most people can thank their nose for the problem, the study authors said. The...

No Link Between Mom-to-Be's Diet, Baby's Allergy Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding certain foods during pregnancy does not reduce your child's risk of food allergies, a new analysis shows. For the study, researchers examined...

New Cholesterol Drug's High Price May Not Be Worth It: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite being slashed by half in recent months, the price tag for advanced cholesterol-fighting drugs is still too high to make them cost-effective, a new...

AHA: The Pros and Cons of Weighing Yourself Every Day

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- This is the year you've vowed to lose weight. You step on the scale to mark the starting point toward your goal. Now how often should you...

Testicular Cancer a Bigger Threat to Young Men

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Testicular cancer occurs most often in young men, and they need to know the signs of the disease, a urologist says. Testicular cancer is relatively rare...

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