ARCHIVE: January 2019

White House Plan to Disclose Drug Prices May Not Drive Down...

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- By itself, a Trump administration plan to make drug companies disclose the cost of their medicines in TV ads is unlikely to help tame drug prices, a new...

Plant-Based Diets Good for the Planet, and for You

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A low-carbon diet -- one high in vegetables and grains -- is good for both your health and the planet, researchers say. Food production is a major...

Does This Salamander Hold the Key to Regrowing Human Body Parts?

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who assembled the genome of a salamander renowned for its ability to regenerate body parts say the achievement could be an important step toward...

More Gun Owners, Higher Risk of Youth Suicides?

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Youth suicide rates are higher in U.S. states with greater rates of homes containing guns, a new study finds. "This study demonstrates that the strongest...

AHA: What Can the Ability to Balance Reveal About Brain Health?

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- Stand on one leg. Can you stay that way for 20 seconds? Yoga lovers, among others, have always preached the importance of balance in health and...

Many Cancer Patients Have Undiagnosed Hepatitis

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A large number of U.S. cancer patients with hepatitis B and C don't know they have the virus, which can cause life-threatening complications during some...

Emergency Rooms the Destination for Many Electric Scooter Users

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rented electric scooters have become all the rage in getting around cities, but they are also accidents waiting to happen, a new study reveals. In two...

Teens' Odds for Suicide May Triple While in Jail: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 24 , 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young people jailed in adult prisons, often while awaiting trial or sentencing, are at high risk for suicide, and the prison system is doing little to...

Helping Kids Develop Good Study Habits

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- While one in five kids may have a learning disability that requires one-on-one intervention, others may simply need to develop good study habits to improve...

How to Pick a Fitness Tracker That's Right for You

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to monitoring physical activity, we've come a long way from pedometers that only counted steps. Today's health trackers use sensors to...

Diabetic Crisis? 'Wonder Dog' Emma Alerts Owner to the...

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Wherever Kathleen Simmonds goes, her service dog, Emma, isn't far behind. Emma -- also known by her Instagram handle, "Type 1 Wonder Dog" -- has been trained...

TGH team members donate to colleagues, U.S. Coast Guard aid...

The carts rolled out of Tampa General Hospital like a parade Thursday afternoon, full of food and other goods destined for members of the U.S. Coast Guard as the partial federal government shutdown...

'Rock-a-Bye' You, for Better Sleep?

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Like a baby, being rocked can help you sleep, but it might also improve your memory, new research suggests. Two studies, one in humans and the other in...

Study Confirms Steady Rise in U.S. School Shootings

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- School shootings have become much deadlier in recent decades, a new government report shows. And the body counts have risen even more sharply in the...

Eat What You Want and Still Stay Slim? Thank Your Genes

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- While some people fight the "battle of the bulge" for a lifetime, others seem to effortlessly stay slim. And now scientists say it all boils down to...

As Opioid Crisis Continues, More Donor Organs Carry Hepatitis C

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Add another hardship to the many already triggered by the opioid epidemic: More donated organs infected with the hepatitis C virus. "The ongoing U.S....

AHA: Time Is Ripe for Trying New Fruits and Vegetables

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- The start of a new year is a ripe time to branch out -- and try those fruits and vegetables you may have noticed but keeping passing by at the...

Expert Panel Says Two Back Pain Procedures May Be Useless

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting cement into broken vertebrae to stabilize an osteoporosis-related spinal fracture does little to reduce pain and disability, a new report says...

Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivors struggling with common, lasting symptoms stemming from their treatments may find relief in self-applied acupressure, new research...

Connecting the Dots Between Heartburn Drugs and Kidney Damage

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Just because a medication is available over the counter doesn't mean it won't have side effects or pose other dangers. One example is PPIs, a popular type...

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