ARCHIVE: February 2019

Don't Fear, Shark Attacks Remain Rare

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Shark attacks get plenty of media attention and strike fear into the hearts of swimmers, but a new study finds that such attacks are few and far between...

Has America's Fight Against HIV Stalled?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The battle against new HIV infections has lost some steam in recent years, a new report shows. After about five years of significant declines, the number...

Before Teen Is Prescribed Opioids, Look at Family's Drug Use

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and young adults haven't been spared from the opioid addiction crisis sweeping through America. And new research shows that when a teen is...

Tick Bites More Likely to Cause Red Meat Allergy Than Thought

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Certain tick bites can cause a red meat allergy, and now scientists are shedding new light on the condition, known as alpha-gal syndrome. Alpha-gal is a...

Prenatal Vitamins Might Lower Risk of Second Child With Autism

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Something as simple as taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy might lower the odds of having a second child with autism. As...

Painless Ways to Limit Your Kids' Screen Time

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're in a frequent tug of war with your kids over turning off their gadgets, it could be the tactic you use when you try to persuade them to...

Easy Recipes for Your Food Processor

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your food processor can help you get a healthy and hearty dinner on the table with a quick flick of a switch. Here are two taste-pleasers. Love making...

Can Google Help Bridge Language Gaps Between Doctors, Patients?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Google Translate might be a valuable ally for doctors when they're treating patients who don't speak English, new research suggests. "Google Translate is...

Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go Undiagnosed

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The actual number of childhood cancer cases worldwide is nearly double the recorded number, a chilling new study finds. "Our model suggests that nearly...

Long Work Weeks May Be Depressing, Especially for Women

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling trapped behind a desk, a counter or on the factory floor does no favors for the mind. Now, research helps confirm that women with jobs that...

Walking, Not Riding, Boosts Health in Golfers With Knee Woes

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the golf course instead of riding in a cart offers heart health benefits that may outweigh potential joint harm for golfers with knee...

Single Dose of Keytruda May Help Put Melanoma Into Remission

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For people with the deadly skin cancer melanoma, one dose of the drug Keytruda before surgery might stop the cancer in its tracks, according to a...

Radioactive Chemo Meds Might Threaten Crematorium Workers: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Deceased people who are cremated after having been treated with radioactive medications might be a health hazard to crematory operators, a new case study...

AHA News: Young Sisters Share Battle With Different Types of...

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Having spent the day at a cousin's cookout, 25-year-old Kelli Tinney and her 27-year-old sister Amanda went back to their house, turned on...

Testicular Cancer Treatment Doesn't Always Doom Fertility

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young men diagnosed with testicular cancer often worry that treating the disease may jeopardize their chances of having children, but new research should...

Single Moms Often Put Kids' Health Care First, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When times are tough, single moms tend to spend more on their children's health care than on their own, a new study finds. But two-parent families are...

One Plus of Texting, Social Media: Divorce Made Easier on Kids

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's lots to be concerned about when it comes to kids and modern forms of communication, such as social isolation and cyberbullying. But a new study...

As measles outbreaks erupt, pediatricians seek to soothe parents...

For 20 years, there wasn’t a single case of measles in the Tampa Bay area. Not until last year, when BLAM! Suddenly there were seven. It remains to be seen what 2019 will bring. But now that...

Should You Really Forgive and Forget?

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Is forgive and forget always the right approach after hurtful behavior from your spouse or significant other? Research done at the University of North...

The 411 on Nutritious, Tasty Seeds

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nuts and seeds are often mentioned in the same breath, but nuts seem to get all the attention. Time to stop overlooking seeds -- they might be tiny, but...

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