ARCHIVE: April 2019

Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify...

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with severe pain from cancer or sickle cell anemia should not be denied coverage for opioid painkillers, a new clarification on federal guidelines...

Preventing Kids' Food Allergies Starts in Infancy

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a scary statistic: Every three minutes, an allergic reaction to a food sends someone to the emergency department, according to the nonprofit group Food...

Expert Tips for Reducing Running Injuries

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most runners are enthusiastic about their sport and take steps to work out safely. But injuries like stress fractures and muscle strains, among others, are...

Good Sleep a Must for Teens With ADHD

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers tend to shortchange themselves on sleep, but when they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), that can really hamper their thinking...

The Earlier You Develop Type 2 Diabetes, the Greater Your Heart...

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults and women with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing heart disease -- and dying from it, a new study says. The findings...

Pros, Cons to Multiple Meds for Nursing Home Residents

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's an upside and a downside to prescribing nursing home residents a long list of medicines, new research confirms. Taking multiple meds can boost a...

Suicide Rates Fall When States Raise Minimum Wage: Study

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The link between paychecks and mental health just got a little stronger. New research suggests that raising the minimum wage might slow the rate of...

When Do Women Need a Mammogram? New Guideline Tries to Clarify

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A group representing U.S. family doctors issued updated mammography guidelines Monday, adding to an ongoing debate over how early and how often women should...

Dietary Supplements Do Nothing for You: Study

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're popping dietary supplements in the hope of living longer, a large new study suggests you'd be better off investing that money in nutritious foods...

Immune-Targeted Treatment Might Help Prevent Peanut Allergy...

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Allergic reactions to peanuts can be incredibly dangerous, causing the throat to close, the chest to tighten, and throw a person into life-threatening...

All Her Organs Were in the Wrong Place, But Rose Bentley Lived...

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Before her recent passing at the ripe old age of 99, Rose Marie Bentley harbored a remarkable secret. Outwardly, nothing seemed out of place or...

AHA News: How Can Therapy for Heart Attack Patients Help Cancer...

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Heart disease and cancer -- ruthless conditions that are the nation's leading causes of death -- can sometimes intertwine. Certain cancer...

Cluster of Dangerous Antibiotic-Resistant E. Coli Infection...

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Experts are sounding the alarm about a cluster of four New York City hospital patients carrying an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" form of E. coli. The E...

Brain 'Zap' Might Rejuvenate Aging Memory

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's common for folks to become less sharp as they age, taking a little longer to do math in their heads or work out a knotty problem. But scientists might...

Some Boys Are Having Sex Before 13

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Talking to your children about sex can be awkward, but new research suggests that parents need to have those conversations much earlier than they do. In...

Suicidal Behavior Nearly Doubles Among U.S. Kids

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide attempts and talk about suicide are rising alarmingly among America's kids, with emergency departments seeing a near doubling of cases over less than...

Microbes on International Space Station Are Familiar From Earth

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have been cataloging bacteria and fungi inside the International Space Station (ISS), and they say their efforts will should keep astronauts safe...

More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scotland is already seeing a payoff for vaccinating adolescent girls for human papillomavirus (HPV). Since the vaccine became routine about a decade ago,...

The Skinny on Beef

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Beef often gets a bad rap, but is it really that bad for you? Here's the problem: Most cuts of beef tend to be high in the wrong kind of fat. Ironically,...

How to Start a Walking Group

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You enjoy walking and even have an exercise buddy to keep you on track. But maybe your enthusiasm has started to wane. The answer? Expand your workout...

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