ARCHIVE: February 2019

Romance: Deal Makers & Breakers

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A global study about what men and women want in a mate seems to confirm -- to a point -- long-established stereotypes. Men still go for looks -- in...

Playing to Your Strengths

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone has certain personality strengths that make them unique. For instance, you might be the type of person who loves to nurture others or who always...

Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to high levels of the pesticide DDT increases breast cancer risk -- but when the cancer surfaces depends on when women first came in contact with...

Does Bullying Start at Home?

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you think that sibling rivalry can border on brutality at times, you won't be surprised by new research from British scientists. They found that...

Your Valentine May Bring You Better Sleep

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sure, he may snore. She may steal the covers. But if a relationship is solid, your partner will help you sleep better this Valentine's Day and far into the...

Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman's Stroke Risk?

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Older women, beware: New research warns that drinking a lot of diet sodas or artificially sweetened fruit juices may increase your risk for stroke. In a...

Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to Know

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have tattoos, it's probably safe to get an MRI scan, European researchers say. While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without...

Hydrate Right, Your Kidneys Will Thank You

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Downing the wrong type of drink when you exercise could put you at risk of kidney disease, a new study warns. Specifically, the threat is from having...

How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Brain

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're in your 50s and your typical day involves sitting at a desk followed by lounging on the sofa and succumbing to late-night snacks, the long-term...

Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A contagious cancer that has almost decimated the Tasmanian devil population probably won't drive the species into extinction, a new study suggests....

Female Anatomy May Play Big Role in Sperm's Success

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In the race to conception, the female body is set up to separate weak sperm from strong, researchers report. A woman's reproductive system presents a...

Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Breastfed Version

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pumped breast milk might not be quite as good as milk that comes directly from Mom's breast, a new study suggests. Researchers found that breast milk...

How to Help Your Teen Use Social Media Safely

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Social media is now a key part of American youngsters' lives, so parents need to provide guidance and rules to help them enjoy its benefits and protect...

Teen Pot Use Linked to Later Depression, Suicide Attempts

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pot may be particularly dangerous for the teenaged brain, a new review suggests. Not only were those who smoked marijuana more likely to suffer...

AHA News: Despite Socioeconomic Gains, Black-White 'Health...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Boston pediatrician Dr. April Inniss has read the studies. She has reviewed the reports. She's spoken with colleagues. She has even done...

Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many drugs -- both prescription and over-the-counter -- can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising...

Sweet Valentine Treats That Won't Bust Your Diet

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You don't have to give up tropical drinks and chocolatey desserts for Valentine's Day and other celebrations. Just streamline them and boost their health...

Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans' Hearts?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- By itself, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn't raise the risk of heart disease for U.S. veterans, a new study finds. "Instead, a combination of...

Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn't Head to the ER

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Flu season is reaching its peak in the United States, which means emergency departments could fast become crowded with people who really aren't sick enough...

Are Hearing Loss, Mental Decline Related?

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia is hard to predict, but hearing loss might signal a higher risk, a new study suggests. The eight-year study adds to growing evidence of a link...

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