ARCHIVE: February 2019

Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer...

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's safe to use antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C in liver cancer survivors, a new study reports. The findings contradict previous research suggesting...

AHA News: Are There Health Benefits From Chocolate?

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Every year, Americans spend $22 billion on chocolate, and it's a safe bet that Valentine's Day accounts for a decent percentage of that...

HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Recent increases in vocal cord cancers among younger, nonsmoking Americans may be explained by the spread of human papilloma virus (HPV), researchers report...

More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many more American men are now saying no to surgery for low-risk prostate cancer, and choosing to monitor the disease instead, a new study finds. Over...

Smart Steps for Healthy Feet

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are your feet something you think about only when they hurt? Simple steps can protect them from common problems, some of which are hard to get rid of. The...

Setting Preschoolers on an Active Path

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity is closely linked to development of a child's mental skills -- ones essential to academic success and navigating challenges they'll face...

Opioids Overprescribed for Common Children's Fracture,...

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have surgery for a broken elbow may be overprescribed potentially addictive opioid painkillers, a new study finds. Overprescription includes...

New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New (and pricey) hepatitis C medicines, such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, are living up to their promise and greatly reducing patients' odds for liver cancer and...

Unfit Teens Often Grow Into Sickly Middle Age, Study Shows

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who are unfit and/or obese have higher odds for chronic disease and disability as adults, according to a large Swedish study. Researchers...

Food or Heart Meds? Many Americans Must Make a Choice

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with heart disease say they face financial strain because of their medical care, with some skipping meds or cutting back on basics...

How Heavy Drinking Might Boost Your Appetite for Alcohol

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Binge and heavy drinking may trigger DNA changes that make your booze cravings worse, a new study says. "We found that people who drink heavily may be...

Gun Injuries Bring Especially Tough Recoveries

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 Americans who survive a gunshot wound will wind up back in the hospital for further treatment within 90 days, a new study suggests. "Life does not...

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don...

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with colon polyps spotted during screening are at higher risk for colon cancer. But while low-dose aspirin could lower the odds for the disease, too...

He Ate a 'Pot Lollipop' -- and a Heart Attack Soon...

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're an aging baby boomer who thinks you can handle today's potent marijuana "edibles," the case of a man who had a heart attack after eating a pot...

Vaping Is Erasing Gains Made Against Teen Smoking

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes have obliterated past progress in reducing tobacco product use among teenagers, U.S. health officials said Monday. About 4.9 million middle and...

High Blood Pressure Hits Urban Blacks Harder

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you are black and live in a city, you may be five times more likely to have extremely high blood pressure than the U.S. national average. That's the...

Poor Whites Bear the Brunt of U.S. Opioid Crisis, Studies Find

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- America's ongoing opioid epidemic has struck poor whites harder than any other group, and a new study argues that racism likely played a role in that....

FDA to Tighten Oversight of Supplements

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to strengthen regulation of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals and herbs, the agency announced...

Opioids May Signal Poorer Outcomes for Heart Patients: Study

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients prescribed opioid painkillers when they leave the hospital may be less likely to get follow-up care and slightly more likely to die, a new...

Half of U.S. Kids With a Mental Health Disorder Don't Get...

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're worried that your child may suffer from a mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),...

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