ARCHIVE: January 2019

Are Some Opioid Abusers Using Their Pets to Get the Drugs?

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To fight America's opioid epidemic, lawmakers and regulators have clamped down hard on doctors' prescribing practices. But one avenue for obtaining...

Life in Space May Take Toll on Spinal Muscles

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Astronauts tend to complain of back pain after returning to Earth. Now, researchers think they can explain that discomfort. Long stays in space can cause...

Type 2 Diabetes Before 40 Tied to Mental Illness Hospitalizations

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop type 2 diabetes before they turn 40 are twice as likely to be hospitalized for mental illness as those who develop the blood sugar...

Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some With Aggressive MS

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A stem cell transplant may help some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) when standard drugs fail, a new clinical trial finds. The study focused on 110...

Bribe Yourself to Diet

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For many people struggling with weight, an underlying reason for the excess pounds is the habit of using food to soothe bad feelings and reward good...

3 Conditioning Exercises to Support Your Hips

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To support your hip joints, you need to strengthen the muscles that support them. This can help prevent or relieve hip pain and guard against injury....

Junk Food Ads Target Minority Kids: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all TV food ads aimed at Hispanic and black children in the United States are for unhealthy products, a new report claims. In 2017, black teens saw...

Want to Live Longer? Just Sit a Bit Less Each Day

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Take a stand for a longer life. Researchers say even a few extra minutes off the sofa each day can add years to your life span. "If you have a job or...

Teen Birth Control Use Up, But Still Too Many Unwanted...

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Today's teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research finds....

Social Support Key to Good Mental Health After Stroke: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of stroke survivors who live at home have good mental health, and social support plays an important role, researchers say. The new study...

Calling All Blood Donors …

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays, winter weather and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said Monday it had about...

More Evidence Pot May Damage the Teen Brain

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking just a couple of joints may cause significant changes in a teenager's brain structure, a new study has found. Brain scans show that some adolescents...

Why Your Heart Needs a Good Night's Sleep

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Six hours: That's the minimum amount of sleep per night you need to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests. The study found that chronic lack...

Nature or Nurture? Twins Study Helps Sort Out Genes' Role...

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person's genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted finds. Nearly 40...

AHA: Why Do IVF Pregnancies With Frozen Embryos Raise...

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- For women who use in vitro fertilization to get pregnant, particularly those who find success with frozen embryo transfers, recent studies have...

Many Teens, Young Adults Don't Get Private Time With Doctors

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having confidential talks with a health care provider is important for teens and young adults, but they rarely get the chance to do so, a new study finds. "...

Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time in history, Americans' risk of dying from an opioid overdose is higher than their risk of dying in a car accident, the National Safety...

1-800-662-HELP: Too Few Opioid Users Aware of Lifesaving Helpline

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans are living with drug addiction, but a free, national hotline that offers help is underused because most don't know about it, new...

Vaccines: Not Just for Kids

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have children, you know how important it is to keep up with their immunization schedule. But getting vaccines and booster shots is vital throughout...

Baby Steps Head Off a Fussy Eater

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Getting kids to try new foods can become a daily showdown. One promising approach: expose babies early on to varied tastes and textures. Researchers in...

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