ARCHIVE: April 2019

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,...

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...

Why Do Older Heart Attack Patients Get Worse Care?

SATURDAY, April 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're over 65 and have a heart attack, your care may be compromised, a new study finds. In fact, you're less apt than younger patients to receive...

Gum Disease Shows Possible Links to Alzheimer's

SUNDAY, April 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Regular brushing and flossing can save your teeth into old age. Could it also save your brain? The bacteria involved in gum disease might play a key...

Researchers Seek Firefighters for Data on Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Learning more about firefighters' increased risk for certain cancers is the aim of a voluntary registry being created by the U.S. National Institute for...

Black Women in the U.S. Still Missing Out on Heart Care

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Older black American women are much less likely to be treated for heart attack and heart disease than white and Hispanic women, researchers say. "Our...

CDC Investigates Mystery E. Coli Outbreak Affecting 5 States

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials say they are investigating an outbreak of E. coli gastrointestinal illness that's already affected 72 people across five Eastern states...

Let Your Lawn Grow: It's Good for Bees, Won't Attract...

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You now have an excuse to skip cutting the grass every weekend -- it's beneficial for the bees. And mowing your lawn less often to provide native bees a...

AHA News: Transgender Men and Women May Have Higher Heart Attack...

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A new study indicates transgender men and women have a higher risk of heart attack -- more than four times in some instances -- than people...

Mick Jagger in Recovery After Heart Valve Procedure

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Giving millions of fans some "Satisfaction," Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is recovering and in good health after undergoing a heart valve procedure in...

Heart Deaths Declined After Obamacare Began

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid expansion under "Obamacare" may have quickly translated into fewer heart disease deaths among middle-aged Americans, a new study suggests. In...

Blacks Live Longer, Not Necessarily Better, With ALS

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) tend to live longer than whites with the disease because blacks are more likely to have a procedure...

Does Cancer Battle Bring Personal Growth? Yes and No, Survivors...

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivor Jessica Sidener is adamant that her illness brought real benefits to her life. "I am incredibly grateful for all of the hardships I...

FDA Says Patients Can Take Tainted Blood Pressure Meds Until...

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans face shortages of widely used blood pressure drugs due to contamination with potentially cancer-causing impurities, the U.S. Food and Drug...

Voice-Assisted Tech Can Be a Driving Hazard

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The risks of using voice-based technology in your car may be greater than you think. Many consider this technology safer than using their hands to operate...

Baby-Led Eating: A Healthier Approach

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With childhood obesity rates soaring, prevention should start at a very early age. One approach gaining in popularity is baby-led weaning. This means that...

The 7-Minute Workout

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you in a time crunch for even a short workout? Experts at the American College of Sports Medicine created a 7-minute plan that can fit into almost anyone...

Forested Counties Have Lower Medicare Costs, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Getting back to nature may nurture your health, according to a new study that found U.S. counties with more forests and shrublands have lower Medicare...

Elder Abuse On the Rise in America

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As the American population ages, elder abuse rates are increasing, particularly among men, federal health officials reported Thursday. Between 2002 and...

Depression Plus HIV Can Turn Deadly

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When it coincides with HIV, depression appears associated with an increased risk of death, a new study says. Researchers analyzed data from the U.S....

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