ARCHIVE: February 2019

Walnuts, Almonds Help the Hearts of Those With Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have type 2 diabetes and you want to do your heart a favor, a new study suggests you should let your diet get a little nutty. Folks with type 2...

Heart Attacks Rising Among Younger Women

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Younger U.S. women are suffering heart attacks at a higher rate now than 20 years ago -- even while the picture has improved for younger men. Those are...

FDA Fell Short in Preventing Fentanyl Abuse Crisis, Report Claims

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Drug makers and federal regulators dropped the ball in tracking the use of a potentially deadly fast-acting form of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, putting...

AHA News: Living Near Convenience Stores Could Raise Risk of...

MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Convenience stores may be handy, but they may not be healthy for your arteries. A new study, published Monday in the Journal of the...

AHA News: Could 'Cardio-Obstetrics' Curb Rise in...

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- More collaboration between cardiologists and obstetricians could help curb the nation's soaring death rate among pregnant women, according...

Should You Get Tested for the 'Breast Cancer Genes'?

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have specific mutations in genes known as BRCA are at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Now, an influential expert panel reaffirms...

Common Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage, Birth...

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new study throws serious doubt on the safety of using a common yeast infection treatment during pregnancy. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is a prescribed pill...

Screen Time for the Very Young Has Doubled in 20 Years: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The electronic babysitter is alive and thriving in the new digital age. A new study says it all: Children under the age of 2 spend twice the amount of...

Exercises to Build Your Upper Body Strength

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Upper body strength is important at every age, but you don't need to be a bodybuilder to benefit from working your pectoral, or chest, muscles. For a...

Codeine: An Opioid Threat to Kids

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Codeine is one of the drugs at the center of the opioid epidemic affecting adults and teens across the United States. There are also concerns about its...

Primary Care Doctors Help Boost Life Spans, But More Are Needed

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More primary care doctors mean longer life for patients, but a shortage of these physicians is looming, a new study finds. Why? Fewer medical students...

Don't Open Medical Pot Dispensaries Near Schools: Poll

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- While the vast majority of American parents support legal medical marijuana, they want pot dispensaries banned near schools or day care centers, according...

Possible Parkinson's 'Pandemic' Looms: Report

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people living with Parkinson's disease worldwide could double in the next two decades, experts project. In a report warning of a possible...

'Apple-Shaped' Body? 'Pear-Shaped'? Your...

MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study has uncovered 24 genetic variations that help separate the apple-shaped people from the pear-shaped ones. Researchers said the findings...

Kid-Friendly Food Swaps Everyone Will Love

MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Is the dinner table a battleground at your house? Getting your kids to eat better doesn't have to cause a fight if you follow these fast and easy strategies...

Will Sugar Substitutes Help You Lose Weight?

MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The term "sugar substitutes" is a catch-all that covers a wide range of alternatives, starting with those little pink, blue and yellow packets. But their...

Transgender Hormone Therapy Could Pose Heart Dangers

MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women who get hormone therapy during gender transition treatment may face a much higher risk for developing heart disease, new Dutch research...

Keep Your Kids Safe From Burns

SUNDAY, Feb. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An average of two children die from burns and more than 300 are treated for such injuries in U.S. emergency departments every day, a burn expert says....

How to Keep Food Poisoning at Bay

SATURDAY, Feb. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Following the recipe for food safety is a must anytime you're in the kitchen, and it starts with clean hands, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says...

Protect Your Aging Eyes From Macular Degeneration

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an incurable eye disease that affects millions of older Americans, but there are a number of things you can do to...

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