ARCHIVE: February 2019

Peanut Allergy Patch Shows Middling Results in Trial

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Delivering "exposure therapy" via a patch to help curb peanut allergy in kids is somewhat effective, but not as good as delivering the tiny amounts of peanut...

AHA News: For the Best Health, Does the Intensity of Your...

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Jog for long enough or engage in just about any physical activity that gets the heart pumping, and the result can be a feeling of euphoria...

Berkeley's Efforts Suggest Soda Taxes Do Cut Soda Sales

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tax it, and fewer folks will buy it. So it goes with sugar-sweetened drinks, new research suggests. The California city of Berkeley introduced the...

Opioid Overdose Deaths Quadruple, Centered in 8 States

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled in the last two decades, and the highest rates are now seen in eight Eastern states, a new study shows. Those...

Mom's Prenatal Fish Oil Might Help Kids' Blood...

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Obese young children may have less risk for high blood pressure if their mother took the omega-3 fatty acid DHA -- found in fish oil -- during pregnancy, new...

Go Nuts Over Nuts

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nuts are a delicious food to enjoy year-round, adding a richer taste to many of your favorite dishes. High in protein, fiber and essential minerals, nuts...

What's the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life. When bone...

Fewer U.S. Doctors Are Facing Burnout

FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, U.S. doctors have battled the long hours and demanding schedules that often lead to "burnout." But a new study brings welcome news, showing a...

Tips for Healthy Nails

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want to have attractive, well-groomed hands? Here's a guide to the right way to trim your nails. The American Academy of Dermatology notes that short,...

Toxins in Home Furnishings Can Be Passed on to Kids

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live in homes with vinyl flooring and flame-retardant furniture have higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood or urine,...

Kratom-Related Poisonings Are Soaring, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Calls to U.S. poison control centers related to the herbal drug kratom have skyrocketed, increasing more than 50-fold in a matter of six years, a new study...

Payments for Research Can Lead to Lies: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who are paid to take part in research may be more likely to lie about their eligibility than those who aren't paid, a new study finds. It...

FDA Aims to Strengthen Sunscreen Rules

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps Thursday to tighten regulation of over-the-counter sunscreen products. Included in the proposed rule...

Brain Condition CTE Seen in H.S. Football Players: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Crippling brain injury from football can start early, even among high school players, a new study suggests. And its effects can last over time, even...

Panicked Hawaiians Swarmed Social Media During Nuke Attack False...

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- First came confusion, shock and fear, as people struggled to process the emergency warning they'd received. "There's a missile threat here right now...

AHA News: With New Heart, Mom of Four Competes in Transplant...

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Kristen Patton was settling in to feed her newborn on Christmas Eve as her three older children went to bed. It was the holiday evening...

AHA News: Up-and-Coming Texas Singer Lucky to Be Alive and Still...

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A few years ago, Texas country-blues singer Charley Crockett wrote "How Long Will I Last" about an uncertain love affair. Little did he...

Most Nations May Be Rid of Cervical Cancer By 2100

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rapid expansion of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening could eliminate the cancer as a major health problem in many countries by the end of the...

Fast Food Versus Fast Casual -- Which Has More Calories?

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fast-food restaurants get a bad rap for menus chockful of high-fat, high-salt foods with little nutrition. But are fast casual and sit-down chains better?...

Smart Steps for Stronger Calves

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Have you been neglecting your calves? Many people forget about these important muscles when doing strength training. These exercises will add definition...

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