ARCHIVE: January 2019

As More Smoke Pot, Are Their Jobs at Risk?

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As increasing numbers of Americans use marijuana, there is a rising risk of job loss among those who use the drug, a new study suggests. "Job loss may be...

AHA: Too Much of This in the Blood Could Predict Unhealthy Aging

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- A hormone found in the blood that's commonly linked to heart disease also might signal when someone is more likely to grow weaker or lose their...

Mindfulness Might Ease Menopause Symptoms

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are "mindful" in their everyday activities seem to suffer fewer menopause symptoms, new research suggests. The study couldn't prove that it was...

Many Addiction Centers Lack Anti-Opioid Meds: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although the U.S. opioid epidemic dates back more than a decade, only 6 percent of treatment centers in 2016 offered the three medications approved to treat...

IVF Won't Cause Birth Complications: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Test tube" babies are more likely to be premature and have a low birth weight, but it's unlikely that assisted reproductive technology is the reason why,...

Eating Before Bedtime Won't Send Blood Sugar Levels Soaring

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Avoiding food before bedtime probably won't help your blood sugar levels and health, a new study suggests. Some experts say not eating for two hours...

'Poop Transplants' May Help Ease Painful Colitis

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease triggering pain and bloody stools, and it can raise the odds for colon cancer. But now,...

Will Healthy Seniors Benefit From Daily Aspirin?

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for heart attack survivors or people at increased risk, but up to now experts have discouraged the practice for aging...

Body Size May Influence Longevity in Women, But Not Men

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a new study finding that's bound to make tall, thin women happy: Their body size and their gender make it more likely they will reach the milestone...

4 Exercises for a Better Back

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To strengthen your back -- the most commonly injured part of the body -- it's important to condition both the muscles in it and the ones that support it,...

How to Fight Norovirus, the 'Cruise Ship' Germ

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's infiltrating a cruise ship, a restaurant or a college dorm, the norovirus is often in the news. It's the leading cause of illness from...

Blood Test Might Yield Early Warning of Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Leaky blood vessels in the brain may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. They followed 161 older adults for five years and found...

HPV Vaccine Even Helps Women Who Didn't Get It: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) is highly effective in young women -- and may even offer some protection to those who don't get it, a new...

Is Air Pollution a Downer?

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may not only make it hard to breathe, but it may also make you unhappy, a new study suggests. In China, air pollution reportedly causes an...

Diet or Exercise -- or Both?

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no doubt that an unhealthy diet and couch potato lifestyle put your health at risk, but when considering improvements, should you change one at a...

A Prescription for Feeling Young Forever

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You know about the value of exercise for heart health and for staying strong and independent as you age. There's also proof that exercise keeps your body...

Many Parents Wrong About What Prevents Colds in Kids

MONDAY, Jan. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No parent wants to see their child catch a cold, but some take prevention measures that have little basis in science, a new survey shows. For example, 51...

Could Neck-Strengthening Prevent Some Concussions?

SUNDAY, Jan. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting athletes' neck strength in the off season might reduce their concussion risk in sports such as football and soccer, researchers say. This is...

Shoes Make the Difference When Starting to Exercise

SATURDAY, Jan. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you've vowed to be more active this year, be sure you have proper athletic shoes, a doctor suggests. "The right shoe is important for a runner as...

At Risk for Breast Cancer? Your Race Matters

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Black women at risk of breast cancer may face a disadvantage because of racial disparities in health care, a small new study suggests. Ohio State...

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