ARCHIVE: January 2019

Money Woes May Take Toll on Black Americans' Hearts

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Money worries may contribute to heart disease in black Americans, a new study suggests. "Stress is known to contribute to disease risk, but the data from...

More Americans Mixing Opioids With Sedatives

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As if the opioid crisis wasn't already bad enough, new research shows a sharp rise in the number of Americans taking dangerous combinations of opioids and...

1 in 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Isn't Needed: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 25 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are given for conditions they aren't meant to treat, a new study finds. Antibiotics are...

Gene-Linked Iron Disorder More Common Than Thought

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The most common genetic disorder among northern Europeans -- called hemochromatosis -- occurs more often than previously thought, according to a new study...

Looming Global Crisis Means People's Diets Must Change:...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The average person's daily diet will need to change drastically during the next three decades to make sure everyone is fed without depleting the planet, a...

Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health, Review Shows

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is already having clear effects on human health, according to a new review that describes the situation as a "health emergency." "Climate...

How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's not too late to get your flu shot, which can protect you in ways that may surprise you. The flu vaccine can be a lifesaver for people with heart...

Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Staying active in old age may help preserve your memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. In fact, older people who were physically active kept...

AHA: Infection as a Baby Led to Heart Valve Surgery for Teen

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- In middle school, Prince Pratt used to get short of breath walking between classes, walking up the stairs or when exercising. And he was...

Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Suicide Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of suicide is more than four times higher among Americans with cancer than those without the disease, a new study finds. "Even though cancer is...

Strike Up the Band for Better Grades

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Not every budding musician will become a rock star, but studying music has brain bonuses for kids, even those who don't take up an instrument until their...

Recycling: A Renewed Effort Is Needed

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most people know how important recycling is for a healthier environment, yet a survey by the Pew Research Center showed that Americans may not always put...

Dermatologists Cut Back on Antibiotics But Still Prescribe the...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. dermatologists are prescribing fewer antibiotics overall but are writing more short-term orders for the drugs, a new study finds. Dermatologists...

Heart-Healthy Living Also Wards Off Type 2 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There could be an added bonus to keeping your cardiovascular health on track -- a heart-healthy lifestyle can also prevent type 2 diabetes, researchers...

New Leash on Life? Staying Slim Keeps Pooches Happy, Healthy

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Carrying extra pounds isn't just bad for humans: New research indicates dogs' lives may be significantly shorter if they're overweight. The study, which...

Two-Thirds of Poor U.S. Women Can't Afford Menstrual Pads,...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A study of nearly 200 poor women living in the St. Louis area found that two out of three had to go without feminine hygiene products at least once over...

Simple Treatments to Banish Winter Blues

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The gray days of winter bring many people down, but a few simple steps can pep you up, an expert says. A condition known as seasonal affective disorder (...

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans who receive a liver transplant to treat liver cancer may survive much longer if the new organ comes from a black donor, a new study suggests...

AHA: Hookah Smoking Trendy, Despite Evidence of Health Risks

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- While cigarette smoking has hit an all-time low, another form of tobacco use is rising in popularity -- hookah smoking -- and researchers are...

Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- About 4,000 women in the United States die from cervical cancer each year -- even though there's a preventive vaccine and screening to catch the disease...

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