ARCHIVE: February 2019

Among Rich Nations, U.S. Has Highest Rate of Fatal Drug ODs

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a ranking that no country would want to have: A new study shows America has taken the lead in drug overdose deaths, with rates almost four times...

HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines...

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination...

Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug has shown promise in extending the lives of women suffering from a particularly aggressive and deadly type of breast cancer,...

Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers are susceptible to developing gallstones, but gallbladder removal surgery during pregnancy can be risky, researchers say. In a new...

Active Brain <i>and</i> Body Are Powerful Weapons...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You need to exercise both your brain and your body during middle age to guard against dementia as you grow older, a new, long-term study suggests....

Are Primary Care Doctors Prepared to Discuss Cancer Treatment?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many primary care doctors feel ill-equipped to discuss cancer treatment options with patients, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 517 primary...

Sleep Apnea Patients Who Are Drowsy During the Day at Risk for...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from sleep apnea and are very tired during the day may be more likely to develop heart disease, a new study finds. Researchers...

Coming Soon: Battery-Free Pacemakers Powered by the Heart?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've taken a first step toward creating a pacemaker that runs on the heart's own energy rather than batteries. Pacemakers are...

AHA News: Why Are Black Women at Higher Risk of Dying From...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Serena Williams and Beyoncé are at the top of their professions. Williams is one of the best tennis players, and arguably athletes...

AHA News: Diabetes Remains Dangerous Despite Modern Medicine

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Despite medical advances, having diabetes is still linked to a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, new research shows. It...

Acupuncture Could Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could an ancient Chinese practice come to the rescue for women struggling with menopausal symptoms? New Danish research suggests that -- for some women...

High-Fat Diets Do No Favors for Your Gut Bacteria

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Has a high-fat meal ever left you feeling bloated and sluggish? It turns out that a heavier fat diet may keep the many bacteria that live in your...

Weight-Loss Surgery May Bring a Bedroom Bonus

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Apart from the health benefits that weight-loss surgery can bring, a new study shows it could boost a patient's sex life. Even better, that boost may...

Roasted Root Veggies Make a Hearty Winter Soup

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- (HealthDay News) -- Dense root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and parsnips benefit from roasting. They sweeten as they cook, making for healthy comfort food during...

Head Off the Blues When Your Teen Heads to College

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As excited as you are that your teen's going to college, it's normal to have mixed emotions, such as anxiety, sadness and possibly depression. It's even...

Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A half-hour of morning exercise can help control blood pressure in overweight and obese people for the entire day, a new study finds. And for women in...

Being Socially Active Helps Older Folk Age Well

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Interacting with lots of different people may help you live longer and healthier, a new study suggests. Older people who spend more time with family...

Gut Microbes May Help Drive Lupus, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An imbalance in the gut "microbiome" of people with lupus may be driving the chronic autoimmune disease as well as its flare-ups, new research suggests....

Most Hip, Knee Replacements Last Decades, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you need a new hip or knee, take heart: The vast majority of these joint replacements last decades, new research shows. The conclusion stems from an...

'Miracle' Young Blood Infusion Treatments Unproven,...

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- They're often called "vampire" treatments, in which people undergo infusions of a young donor's blood plasma to treat everything from aging to Alzheimer's...

Pages