ARCHIVE: April 2019

NFL Retirees Help Scientists Develop Early Test for Brain...

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When NFL legend Frank Gifford died in 2015 at the age of 84, his family revealed that for years he'd suffered from mental issues caused by chronic...

Migraine Pain Linked to Raised Suicide Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with migraine may be much more likely to attempt suicide than others, a new study suggests. It found that 1 in 12 adults with migraine had...

Could Very Low 'Bad' Cholesterol Bring Stroke Danger?

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite years of being told that the lower your LDL cholesterol the better, is it possible that levels that are too low might harm you? Yes, say...

How this doctor saved a life – with her own kidney

 A doctor asked her office manager how she was feeling one day – and never imagined this simple question might save a life. But the question set a series of events in motion. And before long...

AHA News: Too Many Pets Are Packing on Too Many Pounds

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Pets make us healthier. They can raise our spirits, extend our lives, lower our blood pressure and make us more active, research shows...

Don't Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA Warns

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Because of the danger of "serious harm" to patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising doctors not to suddenly stop patients from taking...

More Time Spent in Sports, Faster Healing From Concussion

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a classic Catch-22: While kids who play sports are more likely to suffer a concussion, they seem to recover faster if they had already spent a lot...

Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Baby

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding "natural" supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests. The review of 74 published studies...

Healthy Kitchen Essential: The Vacuum Sealer

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for a cooking shortcut and a way to make food more economical, consider vacuum sealing. With a vacuum sealer, you can extend the...

How to Cut Your Kids' Sugar Intake

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The concerns about sugar and kids go far beyond the risk of cavities. An extensive research review by the American Heart Association (AHA) found that...

Living Near Major Roads Can Slow Kids' Development: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Living near a major road may significantly increase a young child's risk of developmental delays, a new study claims. It also found that children...

Still No Source as E. Coli Outbreak Grows to 96 Cases Across 5...

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials say an outbreak of E. coli illness from an unknown source has risen to 96 cases across five Eastern states, up from the 72 cases...

Climate Change Could Worsen Sneezin' Season

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Have you started feeling like your allergies are acting up earlier every year, or maybe they're lasting longer? New research suggests it's not just...

FDA Approves New Osteoporosis Treatment

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many aging Americans face the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. Now, they have a new means of fighting back, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug...

Pediatricians' Group Calls for Recall of 'Rock 'n...

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fisher-Price's Rock 'n Play Sleeper has been linked to dozens of infant deaths and should be recalled immediately, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)...

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Brooklyn Measles...

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A public health emergency has been declared in New York City as it grapples with one of the largest measles outbreaks in decades, which is centered in the...

New 'Cancer Vaccine' Attacks Tumors From Within

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new method of brewing a cancer vaccine inside a patient's tumor could harness the power of the immune system to destroy the disease, researchers report...

AHA News: She Wrote Goodbye Letters to Her Kids. A Transplant...

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The first time Cherron Gilmore was denied a heart transplant, it was because her support system was too small. The second time, it was...

Nurse Practitioners Often Restricted From Prescribing Opioid...

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests that not all weapons are being deployed in the opioid war, new research shows that nurse practitioners often face tough...

Those Whitening Strips May Damage Your Teeth

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a pearly white smile may come with a significant cost -- the health of your teeth. New research suggests that over-the-counter whitening strips...

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