ARCHIVE: April 2019

AHA News: Predicting Heart Disease, Stroke Could Be as Easy as a...

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Imagine getting a simple blood test to help doctors predict your risk for having a heart attack or stroke. That test exists, and that...

E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Ground Beef Climbs to 177 Cases

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials report that 177 cases of E. coli illness linked with tainted ground beef have now been reported across 10 states. That's up from the...

Many Smokers Switch to Vaping While Pregnant, But Safety Issues...

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are many women who smoke switching to e-cigarettes during pregnancy? That's the suggestion from a new study that finds close to 4% of pregnant American...

Autism Diagnoses Reliable at 14 Months, Study Finds

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although autism is typically diagnosed around age 3 or 4, new research suggests it can be spotted soon after a child's first birthday. Diagnosing autism...

Meal Swaps That Save 200 Calories

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You can often lose weight by making small yet strategic calorie cuts at every meal, rather than eliminating entire meals or cutting portions so severely...

Tailoring Exercise to Your Age

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a great way to stay youthful and even turn back the clock on aging. If you're new to exercise or simply want a fitness reboot, here are ideas by...

Snoring Not Just a Male Problem

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that snoring is not the sole domain of men. "We found that although no difference in snoring intensity was found between genders, women...

Parents, Protect Your Kids as Measles Outbreaks Spread

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As measles outbreaks spread across the United States, there are a number of things parents need to know, a leading pediatricians' group says. The most...

Nearly 700,000 Infant Rocking Sleepers Recalled Due to Infant...

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The Kids II company is recalling nearly 700,000 of its Rocking Sleepers for infants, after reports of babies dying have been linked to the products' use....

Does Diet Affect a Child's ADHD?

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may change their child's diet in the hope it might ease the disorder's symptoms. But a...

Work Stress, Poor Sleep, High Blood Pressure a Deadly Trio

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Job stress, high blood pressure and poor sleep may be a recipe for an early death, German researchers report. In a study of nearly 2,000 workers with high...

How Much Does Your Kid Weigh? Chances Are, You're...

SUNDAY, April 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents and doctors often overlook how overweight kids are, which could leave youngsters at increased risk for health problems linked to excess weight,...

Breast Milk Has Biggest Benefit for Preemies' Brains: Study

SATURDAY, April 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Another reason breast is best: Breast milk boosts levels of chemicals crucial for brain growth and development in premature babies with a very low birth...

For Obese People, Commuting by Car Can Be a Killer: Study

SUNDAY, April 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being obese and commuting by car can be a deadly mix, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed data on more than 163,000 adults, aged 37 to 73, in the...

For Kids, Obesity and Mental Health Woes Often Go Hand-in-Hand

SATURDAY, April 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Starting at age 7, kids can get stuck in a vicious cycle of obesity and emotional problems that is hard to escape, British researchers say....

VA Doctors Prescribing Unnecessary Antibiotics, Study Says

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic overuse is a major problem throughout the world. Now a new study finds four in 10 outpatients were inappropriately prescribed antibiotics at a...

Most States Restrict Pregnant Women's Advance Directives:...

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Laws in half of U.S. states override a pregnant woman's advance directive if she becomes incapacitated, a new study finds. And most of those states don't...

Many Women With Heart Disease Falling Short on Exercise

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Too many women with heart disease aren't heeding exercise guidelines, and that could translate into even more health problems down the road, new research...

Got Unused Meds? Saturday Is National Drug Take Back Day

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have unused or expired medications at home, be sure to take them to one of thousands of drop-off sites across the country on National Prescription...

Study Supports Radiation for Early, Hormone-Driven Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For women with hormone-driven breast cancer, adding radiation to hormone therapy might keep their cancer from coming back for up to a decade, a new study...

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