ARCHIVE: April 2019

Five tips for anyone worried about "flesh-eating bacteria...

Two cases of flesh-eating bacteria have been making headlines recently, and that very phrase is enough to make anyone feel queasy. But an expert from Tampa General Hospital, where one of these...

More Evidence CBD Can Help Ease a Form of Epilepsy in Kids

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's new data supporting the use of Epidiolex -- the first cannabidiol (CBD) medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration -- to help curb...

FDA Puts Tough Warning Label on Ambien, Lunesta, Other Sleep Aids

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans use prescription sleep meds such as Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata to get good shut-eye. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday...

FDA OKs Restricted Sales of 'Heat-Not-Burn' Tobacco...

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced it will allow the sale of controversial "heat-not-burn" tobacco devices, but only under tight...

AHA News: A Father's Death at 37 Reveals a Hidden History...

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Carl Korfmacher was 9 years old when his father, Ron, returned from the Mayo Clinic for a checkup in the early 1970s. Though he was lean...

AHA News: Study Backs Lower Blood Pressure Target for People...

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- While doctors have been divided about what level of blood pressure is safe for someone with diabetes, a new study suggests that more...

Vaping <i>and</i> Smoking May Signal Greater...

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who use both traditional and electronic cigarettes may be trying harder to quit smoking than those who only smoke regular cigarettes, researchers...

U.S. Teen Opioid Deaths Soaring

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American children and teens who have lost their lives to opioids has nearly tripled since 1999, a new report shows. Based on data gathered...

Young Adults Flocking to Energy Drinks

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More young Americans than ever are turning to caffeinated energy drinks, and the trend is cause for concern, researchers say. In a new study,...

Newly Discovered Illness May Cause Nearly 1 in 5 Dementias,...

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly adults commonly have memory and thinking problems that look a lot like Alzheimer's disease, but they might really be suffering from a different...

Blood Test Might Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome is such a mysterious illness that it took years to be recognized as a legitimate ailment, and doctors still struggle to accurately...

4 Strategies to Cope With a Food Craving

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking with a diet starts with having a plan that maps out meals and snacks based on foods that help you feel full longer. After all, if you feel...

How to Tame Morning Chaos

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are your mornings always chaotic? Between making breakfast, packing lunches, getting everyone dressed and hunting for homework assignments, it's easy to...

Asthma Inhalers Incorrectly Used by Most Kids in Study

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma inhalers can't do the job if they're not used correctly. And that's an issue for many children, U.S. researchers say. "We know from past studies...

Newer Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Kids, Teens

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A type 2 diabetes drug for adults also controls blood sugar levels in children and teens with the disease, researchers report. Type 2 diabetes is on the...

One High Dose of Radiation May Be Enough for Early Prostate...

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Treating men with low-risk prostate cancer with just one high dose of radiation may be safe and effective, British researchers report. Therapy for...

As Sense of Smell Fades, Does Death Come Closer?

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- They say the nose knows, but can a loss of smell signal impending death? Possibly, researchers say. They discovered that a poor sense of smell was...

Many Cardiologists Ill-Equipped to Treat Heart Disease in Cancer...

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer treatments save lives, but they can also compromise the heart in the long run. Now, new research shows that many U.S. cardiologists aren't trained to...

In a World First, Drone Delivers Kidney for Transplant

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers are calling a groundbreaking achievement, an unmanned drone delivered a new kidney for a 44-year-old Baltimore woman. On April 19, the...

High Measles Rates Mean Kids, Adults Need Proper Vaccination: CDC

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As the once-vanquished measles virus continues to spread through U.S. communities, federal health officials on Monday urged up-to-date vaccination for...

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