ARCHIVE: January 2019

Happiness High in States With Lots of Parks, Libraries

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of parks, libraries and natural resources in the state where you reside might have a great deal to do with how happy you are. New research...

Gay Dads and Their Kids Still Face Social Shaming

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of gay fathers have felt the pain of social stigma, and they have encountered that stigma most often in religious settings, a new survey shows. "...

Parents Often Unaware of Kids' Suicidal Thoughts

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When children are having suicidal thoughts, their parents may often be in the dark, a new study shows. The study included more than 5,000 kids, aged 11 to...

Play It Safe With Winter Sports

SUNDAY, Jan. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Skiing, snowboarding, skating and sledding are great ways to have winter fun, but be sure to take steps to reduce your risk of injuries, experts say. In...

Exercise Caution to Protect Your Skin at the Gym

SATURDAY, Jan. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you pledged to hit the gym this year, take some steps to prevent skin infections, an expert says. "While skin infections are not a reason to cancel...

Make Cancer Prevention a Priority in 2019

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If one of your resolutions for 2019 is to improve your health, reducing your risk of cancer should be part of that goal, a cancer expert says. While cancer...

Look to Your Aunts, Uncles and Parents for Clues to Your...

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your chances of inheriting genes linked to longevity are highest if you come from a family with many long-lived members, researchers say. And that includes...

AHA: New Cholesterol Guidelines Put Ethnicity in the Spotlight

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- As in most things, family matters. Specifically, your family's ethnicity could make a difference, at least when it comes to cholesterol and your...

Are TV Cereal Ads Making Your Kids Fat?

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cereal TV ads aimed at young children put them at increased risk for obesity and cancer, researchers warn. A poor diet, including too much sugar, can lead...

Broad-Range Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Animal Tests

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola drug was effective against all strains of the deadly virus in laboratory animals, scientists say. Previous research typically took the...

U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The flu season is picking up steam, with about 7 million Americans having been struck by a strain of the flu virus, health officials said Friday. Almost...

When Calorie Counts Aren't on the Menu

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past few decades, the amount of food Americans eat away from home has increased from 18 percent to 33 percent. At the same time, restaurant meals...

A Better Strategy for Quitting Smoking

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do, but studies have found that one strategy in particular can help many people: Start anti-smoking...

Changes to Flu Shot Supply Chain Could Save Lives: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Problems with flu vaccine distribution in the United States may cost lives and pose a serious threat in the event of a flu pandemic, researchers warn....

Daily Vitamin D Could Be a Lifesaver for Some COPD Patients

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Deadly lung attacks may be averted in some COPD patients with a daily dose of vitamin D, new research suggests. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or...

Mom-to-Be's Flu Can Harm Her Unborn Baby

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who get a flu shot protect not only themselves, but also their developing baby, health officials report. When a mom-to-be gets the flu, she...

Here's How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Health

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tainted food, trash-filled parklands and even hungry kids: Public health could be increasingly at risk as the U.S. government shutdown drags into its 21st...

More Proof High-Fiber Diets Help Prevent Cancers, Heart Disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new analysis helps confirm that eating lots of grains, vegetables and fruit lowers your risk of dying early from cancer or heart disease. When...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Get Short Shrift in ERs

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients say they aren't taken seriously when they arrive in hospital emergency rooms, a new study finds. It included...

Even a Little Exercise May Help Cancer Patients Live Longer

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise before and after a cancer diagnosis significantly improves odds of survival, a new study finds. Among more than 5,800 U.S. patients with...

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