ARCHIVE: February 2019

Unraveling the Mystery of Hiccups

SATURDAY, Feb. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most everyone gets them, but no one really knows why. Hiccups are a reflexive spasm of the diaphragm, and they can happen to anyone from newborns to the...

Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Paramedics have a "remarkably low" rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new...

Head, Neck Cancers Up Among 9-11 Responders: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Head and neck cancers among a group of first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks are significantly higher than expected, a new study...

'Mindfulness' Might Help Some Conquer Chronic Pain

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of popping a painkiller, a little mindful yoga might go a long way toward easing longstanding pain, a new study suggests. The review of 21 clinical...

Vaping May Pose Big Risk for Smoking in Otherwise 'Low-Risk...

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The kind of teenager least interested in smoking appears to be the type most likely to try a cigarette after they experiment with vaping, a new study...

AHA: 7 Things That Can Affect the Heart -- And What to Do About...

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- Debby Schrecengast's blood pressure was "through the roof." She had gained a lot weight. A history of heart disease ran deep in her immediate...

Is Brexit a Health Hazard?

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands more deaths from heart disease and stroke could occur in England if Brexit goes ahead, researchers warn. Fruits and vegetables play an important...

Are Forests Now Playing a Role in Pollution?

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Forests are changing in ways that could mean they emit more gases that contribute to smog, acid rain and respiratory problems, a new study suggests. "This...

Statins Help the Heart, No Matter What Your Age

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statins are already known to help cut heart risks for seniors and the middle-aged. Now, research confirms the meds can also help people...

Make a Healthy Game Plan for Super Bowl Partying

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chips, dips, wings and other fatty and salty things -- Super Bowl parties can be a challenge for people with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol...

Breastfeeding Is Still Best

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of breastfeeding are wide-ranging. For baby, they include protection against infections and illnesses, including asthma, as well as reducing...

Hair Styles That Can Lead to Hair Loss

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hairstyles are a defining feature for many people, but some 'dos can also damage hair follicles. A Johns Hopkins review of 19 studies has found that many...

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