ARCHIVE: January 2019

Big Gains Against Hep C Possible With Big Investment

TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of hepatitis C cases and related deaths could be prevented, but it will require a significant investment, researchers say. In the first study to...

Can Strict Blood Pressure Control Lower Dementia Risk?

TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tight control of your blood pressure won't necessarily spare you from full-blown dementia, a new trial concludes. But it might lower the risk of slight...

Why Sleepless Nights Can Mean More Painful Days

TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you were up all night and you ache all over the next morning, your lack of sound slumber might be to blame. New research found that sleep loss...

Still Too Few Teens Getting the HPV Vaccine

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- HPV vaccination rates for younger American adolescents are alarmingly low, researchers say. "While we have seen gains in HPV vaccination coverage, we are...

Someday, a Pig's Heart Might Save a Child's Life

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The supply of donor organs for infants needing a heart transplant is critically low, but researchers have taken a first step toward using pig hearts to fill...

AHA: Medical Experts 'Sound the Alarm' on Medical...

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- "Fake news" has become a popular term these days. But when it comes to medical advice, fake news can result in physical harm, even death. The...

Flu May Be a Factor in Many Kidney Failure Deaths

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu and other respiratory infections may be especially dangerous for kidney failure patients, researchers say. A new study found that influenza-...

Cardiologist Groups Say Newer Blood Thinners Best Against A-Fib

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Newer blood thinners are recommended over warfarin for people with the heart condition called atrial fibrillation (a-fib) in updated treatment guidelines...

Smoking Puts Blacks at High Risk of Serious Artery Disease: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking increases black Americans' risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study warns. PAD -- a narrowing of arteries that provide blood to the...

What Illness Lands the Most Seniors in the ER?

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For seniors who often find themselves in the ER, complications from diabetes is the most common culprit, new research shows. Not only that, these...

Too Much Screen Time a Damper on Child's Development

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young children spend a lot of time fiddling with smartphones, tapping away at tablets and staring at TV screens. Could this time be taking away from their...

7 Ways to Cut Calories in Beverages

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When counting calories, don't forget those in beverages. You might not realize how many you're drinking. For instance, if you have a fancy coffee to start...

Fun Moves for Better Agility

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Agility, or the ability to react quickly to change without losing your balance, is an important skill not only for playing sports, but also for everyday...

Adding Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Early Detection

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using a new blood test for pancreatic cancer alongside the current blood test may improve early detection and help screen people at high risk for the deadly...

Pediatricians Push for Laws to Prevent Teen Vaping

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Strong limits on marketing and sales are needed to control and prevent teens' use of electronic cigarettes, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy...

Snuggling Your Pet Hedgehog May Spread Salmonella, CDC Warns

MONDAY, Jan. 28 2019 (HealthDay News) -- They're cute, but cuddling a pet hedgehog could transmit potentially deadly salmonella, U.S. health officials warned Friday. As of Jan. 23, "11 people...

As More U.S. Homes Have Handguns, Child Deaths Rise

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. families with young children are buying handguns -- and that might help explain a recent spike in firearm deaths, a new study suggests....

The 'Choking Game,' the 'Bird Box Challenge...

MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The "choking game" -- and other clearly ill-advised and dangerous internet challenges -- leave many parents wondering what drives teens to take the bait and...

Many Parents Conflicted About Opioids for Their Teens' Pain

SUNDAY, Jan. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- American parents aren't sure whether their teen and young adult children should be prescribed opioid painkillers, and many don't know there are other ways to...

Small Fitness Gains Provide Big Heart Disease Protection: Study

SATURDAY, Jan. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even a slight improvement in your heart/lung fitness could reduce your risk of a heart attack, a new study reveals. Between 2006 and 2008, researchers...

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