ARCHIVE: April 2019

Why Kids Should Play More Than One Sport

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Playing team sports is a great way to teach kids life lessons about leadership, teamwork and how to socialize with peers. Sports are also a great way to...

How to Make a Powerhouse Smoothie

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoothies make for a fast and filling breakfast or snack, but the bloom is off the rose when it comes to their health profile. Turns out that many store-...

'Exposure Therapy' May Work Best for PTSD Plus...

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) combined with a drinking problem, the type of psychotherapy prescribed can make a difference in...

How Does Age Affect Creativity? Nobel Prize Winners Offer Clues

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Creativity doesn't fade as you get older, but it may change, a new study shows. An examination of 31 winners of the Nobel Prize in economics found an...

School Bullying's Impact Can Last a Lifetime: Study

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being bullied as a youngster may lead to lifelong struggles in adulthood. New research warns that victims of teenage bullying face a 40% greater risk for...

Is Peanut Allergy 'Immunotherapy' Causing More Harm...

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The idea behind immunotherapy for peanut allergy is appealing in its simplicity: Ask a patient to eat tiny amounts of peanut every day, and over time...

Half of Older Dialysis Patients Die Within a Year, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The death rate for older Americans receiving dialysis for kidney failure may be nearly twice as high as widely thought, according to a new report. For...

Better Food Assistance Programs Might Lower Childhood Obesity...

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Changes made to improve nutrition in a U.S. government food assistance program seem to have triggered a drop in obesity rates among young, poor children,...

1 in 9 U.S. Women Drink During Pregnancy, and Numbers Are Rising

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even though the harms to babies are well known, one in nine pregnant women in the United States drinks alcohol, new research shows. In one-third of...

Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Up Women's Odds for Heart...

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but using them over a long period might raise the odds of heart disease and stroke in older women, a new study suggests...

Fatal Drug ODs Surging Among Young Americans

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of America's opioid epidemic just keeps rising, with new research showing that overdose deaths among teens and young adults are soaring. The...

Many Drivers Testing Positive for Marijuana, Even With Kids in...

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people may drive with marijuana in their system -- even when they have kids in the car. That's the upshot of a new study of drivers in Washington...

Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Pre-Cut Melons Expands to More Than...

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-four new illnesses linked to an outbreak involving packaged melon distributed across 16 states were reported by U.S. health officials Wednesday...

Ginger: A Flavorful and Healing Root

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Zesty ginger is more than just a great way to dress up your favorite recipes. It contains a potent immunity booster -- its active compound gingerol is an...

Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart Attack

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having sex after a heart attack is a concern not only for men, but for many women, too. Because of fear and a lack of information, many may think it's no...

Think You Only Smell With Your Nose? You're Wrong

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A boy who wondered if snakes flick their tongues to smell prompted a surprising new discovery about how human senses work. Turns out your tongue helps...

After a Stroke, Your Bones Need Care

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors often face limited mobility, which quadruples their odds of osteoporosis, broken bones and falls. But most are never screened for these...

As U.S. Measles Cases Hit New High, Experts Warn the Disease Can...

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Measles cases in the United States have now reached 695 -- the highest since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease...

Wellness Programs Take Hold in American Workplaces

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of U.S. workplaces now offer wellness programs, a new study finds. "Most American adults work, and many spend half or more of their waking...

Young Adults With Autism Need Jobs, But Resources Vary By State

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's a lot of news about the dramatic rise in the number of children with autism and the services available to them, but less attention has been paid...

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