ARCHIVE: April 2019

Brain Sharpens the Hearing of the Blind, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have long wondered why blind people seem to have a sharpened sense of hearing. Now a Seattle team has pinpointed specific brain adaptations...

Tiny Self-Guided Robot Navigates Through the Heart

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans may remember "Fantastic Voyage" -- the 1966 film where scientists and the vessel they were in shrank to microscopic size and...

Could Common Food Preservative Make People Fat?

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're watching your weight, you probably know to avoid sugary and fatty foods. But what about preservatives? Eating a preservative widely used in...

E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Ground Beef Expands to 10 States

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Federal health officials say 156 cases of E. coli illness linked with tainted ground beef have now been spotted across 10 states. That's up from the...

Mind-Reading Tech Could Bring 'Synthetic Speech' to...

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Reading the brain waves that control a person's vocal tract might be the best way to help return a voice to people who've lost their ability to speak, a...

AHA News: Woman Almost Declared Dead No Stranger to Heart Trouble

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Jeff and Melanie Baldwin were hanging a picture in the dining room of their Las Vegas home when Melanie collapsed. Jeff grabbed his...

Pregnant? The Earlier You Quit Smoking, the Better

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking during pregnancy reduces the risk of delivering preterm. And the earlier you stop, the better, a new study finds. "Pregnancy can be a...

Most U.S. Middle-Class Seniors Will Lack Funds for Assisted...

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A decade from now, more than half of middle-class seniors in the United States will be unable to afford needed housing and personal assistance, a new...

Do-It-Yourself Veggie Noodles

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want to get more veggies into your diet but feeling bored with the same old side dishes? Making noodles from vegetables is the answer. They're a great...

3 Parenting Essentials to Safeguard Kids' Well-Being

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As a parent, you want to do everything right to nurture your child. Besides serving healthy food and encouraging daily exercise, three other lifestyle...

Don't Assume Pot Will Make You Fat

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even though marijuana triggers the "munchies" in many people, adults who use the drug tend to weigh less than nonusers, a new study finds. The finding...

Fatal Medical Emergencies on the Rise Worldwide: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries, heart attacks, lung infections, strokes and other medical emergencies caused about half of the world's 28 million deaths in 2015, a new study...

Many E-Cigs Loaded With Germs, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might need to worry about inhaling more than just nicotine when you vape: New research warns that many electronic cigarettes appear to be...

Asthma Myths That Can Hurt You

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even though asthma is common in the United States, there are many misconceptions about the respiratory disease, an allergy/immunology expert says. "...

Untrained Caregivers Bear Burden of Care for Families: Report

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty million largely self-taught home caregivers in the United States perform complex medical tasks for family members and friends, a new report says...

Can Pregnancy Put a Damper on Your Career?

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many American women feel less welcome at work once they become pregnant, a new study finds. On the other hand, expectant and new fathers often get a...

Video Games Don't Hamper Boys' Social Skills, Study...

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Does playing a lot of video games really jeopardize a boy's ability to make and keep friends? Maybe not, reports a team of Norwegian and American...

Not All Cervical Cancer Rates Are Declining

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A type of cervical cancer that's less sensitive to Pap testing is increasing among white women in the United States, new research shows. An overall...

'Two Wave' Flu Season Unusually Long: CDC

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- What looked like a mild flu season in December has turned into the longest flu season in five years, U.S. health officials report. The season is so...

Can Obesity Shrink Your Brain?

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people may show some shrinkage in their brain tissue as early as middle age, a large new study confirms. The study, based on brain scans of...

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