ARCHIVE: March 2019

Spring Break Is No Vacation From Contact Lens Care

SATURDAY, March 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Spring break may mean sun and fun for lots of college kids, but it doesn't mean they can forget about contact lens care, experts say. Your risk of eye...

Kids Who Specialize in One Sport Too Early Are Likely to Get...

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For young athletes, focusing on only one sport at an early age ups their odds for injury, a new study warns. Sixty million kids play organized sports. By...

Pet Hedgehogs Still Spreading Salmonella, CDC Warns

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- They're tiny, furry and cute, but hedgehogs as pets can bring salmonella dangers, U.S. health officials warned on Friday. There have been 17 cases of the...

Spring Is the Sneezing Season

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Spring is in the air, and that can mean misery for people with seasonal allergies. "Allergies affect millions in the U.S., and while is there no way to...

U.S. Flu Season Ebbing, but Cases Still Widespread: CDC

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Though flu season has probably peaked, beware: Influenza is still widespread in much of the United States, federal health officials said Friday. "This week...

AHA News: Genetic Testing Helps Family Uncover Inherited Heart...

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Kristen Criss' father died of complications from a stroke, her mother died from a heart condition at age 40 and her sister passed away at...

Special Bag Helps Patients Get Rid of Unused Opioids

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After undergoing surgery, many people who are prescribed opioid painkillers have no idea how to dispose of leftover pills so they won't be misused by others...

New Link Between Mom-to-Be's Diet, Child's ADHD

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eating for two takes on added significance with a new study suggesting that a mother's diet during pregnancy could affect her child's risk of attention...

More Americans Now Think Vaping Is Harmful

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amid growing concern about the safety of e-cigarettes, more American adults now believe vaping is just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes. Between 2012...

When You Need to See a Dermatologist

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might think of seeing a skin specialist for cosmetic procedures, to freshen skin or to get rid of lines. But do you recognize the signs of problems that...

The 1-Parent Family and Kids' Health Risks

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's been known for some time that when one parent is absent because of death, divorce or separation, kids are at higher risk for drinking alcohol and...

Shift Work Is Tough on Workers' Hearts, Study Shows

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans work in shifts, and new research suggests it's doing no favors for their cardiovascular health. The Chinese study of more than 320,...

Type 1 Diabetics Often Unaware of Low Blood Sugar Episodes

FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When you have type 1 diabetes, keeping track of your blood sugar levels can be challenging. But new research suggests that seniors might really have trouble...

In Most States, Insurance Won't Cover Addiction Treatments

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that brings bad news as America struggles with an opioid epidemic, a new report shows that only four states provide adequate insurance...

Kids Can Get 'Stuck' on Traumatic Event, Leading to...

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among children and teens is higher if they think their response to a traumatic event is abnormal, a new...

Climate Change Will Aid Spread of Disease-Bearing Mosquitoes

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You thought Zika was scary? Well, get this: Global warming places up to 1 billion people worldwide at risk of exposure to disease-carrying mosquitoes over...

Surgeons Perform First HIV-Positive Kidney Transplant From...

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Surgeons in Baltimore have performed the world's first kidney transplant in which both the living donor and the recipient are HIV-positive. The success...

AHA News: Could Beetroot Fight Salt-Induced High Blood Pressure?

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Adding tiny amounts of beetroot or dietary nitrate to salty food products might help prevent high blood pressure, according to a...

Brain Stimulation May Soothe Severe Depression

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For those who suffer debilitating depression, stimulating the brain can bring desperately needed relief, new research shows. The study findings suggest...

Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Could Be Big Medical Advance

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Blood vessels created in the lab can successfully turn into "living tissue" in patients on dialysis for advanced kidney disease, a new study suggests. The...

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