ARCHIVE: February 2019

Are Soccer Pros at Higher Risk for ALS?

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Professional soccer players may be vulnerable to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests. The Italian researchers also found that soccer...

Marriage Law Boosted Same-Sex Couples' Well-Being

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Same-sex couples benefited emotionally from the U.S. Supreme Court's federal recognition of gay marriage, researchers say. The 2015 decision recognizing...

Medical Pot: An Elixir for the Elderly?

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your grandparents' chronic aches and pains might best be eased with a little weed, a new study suggests. Not only did folks over 75 who took medical...

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: Report

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With more Americans walking and fewer drivers paying attention, pedestrian deaths in the United States reached their highest level in almost 30 years...

California Parents Are Getting Around Vaccine Law, Fueling...

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even though California enacted tough legislation in 2016 barring "personal belief" exemptions for childhood vaccinations, some parents may be turning to...

Featherlight, Wireless Sensors Let Parents Cuddle Their Preemies

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny premature babies are often swamped by the sensors that monitor their health, attached to a mass of wires sometimes bigger than the newborns themselves...

Rare Set of 'Semi-Identical' Twins Identified in...

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- They are among the rarest types of human beings -- so-called "semi-identical" twins. Now, doctors in Australia say they've identified the world's second...

Sleeping In on Weekends May Not Repay Your Sleep 'Debt'

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who are sleep-deprived during the week often try to make up for it on weekends. But a new study suggests the tactic may backfire. Researchers found...

AHA News: Even 'Mild' Congenital Heart Disease Poses...

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- For many people born with mild heart defects, successful surgery early in life seemed like the happy end of their story. "Doctors told...

Exercise Secrets to a Better Bottom

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're bored with doing squats for a better bottom, it's time to vary your workout. For a study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise (ACE),...

Cooking With Whole Grains

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to getting the best taste and the greatest nutritional value from grains, keep it whole grain. Quinoa, oats, short-grain brown rice and wild...

Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults with a urinary tract infection (UTI), antibiotic treatment should begin immediately to prevent serious complications, a new British study...

Could Invasive Lung Cancer Biopsies Be Replaced by Blood Tests?

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test may one day replace invasive tissue biopsies as a pain-free way to guide treatment in lung cancer patients, new research suggests. The so-...

Too Much TV Might Dull the Aging Brain

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The old saying, "TV rots your brain," could have some validity for folks as they age. In a new study, middle-aged people who watched television for more...

Colon Cancer Usually Diagnosed Late in Under-50 Adults

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults are increasingly developing colon cancer -- and it's often diagnosed at a late stage, after they've seen several doctors and been...

For Future Offspring, Docs Save Eggs From Teen Transitioning...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You're a 14-year-old transgender boy who has opted to block normal female puberty before it can begin. What happens if you and your parents decide to...

High-Fiber Diet May Help Gut 'Microbiome' Battle...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet may trigger a better response to a certain kind of melanoma treatment. How? New research suggests that a diet that's full of fiber...

Why Do Some Kids With Eczema Develop Food Allergies?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have added to a growing body of evidence that skin plays a major role in food allergies. Their study of 62 children with eczema found that...

Meds for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Help the Heart -- But Maybe...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- While effective at cutting heart risks, blood pressure and cholesterol drugs may not help preserve seniors' brain health, new research finds. That...

AHA News: Kids With Heart Defects Joined Jackie Kennedy, LBJ to...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- On Feb. 1, 1961, twins Debbie and Donna Horst arrived at the White House to fanfare. The 6-year-olds, decked out in fancy dresses and...

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