ARCHIVE: April 2019

Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices

MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The death of a baby is always tragic, but safe sleep practices could have prevented some recent suffocation deaths, new research claims. The study found...

There's a Downside to Vigorous Interval Training

SUNDAY, April 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High-intensity interval training may boost your fitness at a cost -- perhaps increasing your risk for injuries. This popular type of training combines...

Aortic Valve Disease Does Its Damage Slowly

SATURDAY, April 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Aortic valve stenosis is a form of heart valve disease that can take many years to develop into a life-threatening problem, an expert says. It occurs...

Do Hospitals Have Flu's Spread Under Control?

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many hospital workers and patients spread the flu before they show any symptoms, a new study says. The bottom line: Current flu infection control...

Almost Half of Young Asthma Patients Misuse Inhalers

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with asthma don't use their inhalers properly and don't get a full dose of medicine, researchers report. They evaluated inhaler use among...

Weight-Loss Surgery Just as Successful for Teens With Down...

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young people with Down syndrome or other cognitive impairments are just as successful in shedding excess pounds after weight-loss surgery as their peers, a...

FDA Approves 1st Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Teva Pharmaceuticals'...

AHA News: After Family's Health Scare: 'We Had to Do...

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- At his annual medical visit three years ago, John Lavaki told his doctor he sometimes felt short of breath going up and down the stairs....

'Superbugs' Hang Out on Hospital Patients

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you weren't already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows 'superbugs' are common on patients and the things they touch...

Heart Patients Pay the Price When Nearby Pharmacy Closes

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When a neighborhood pharmacy shuts down, it could have dire repercussions for heart patients living nearby, new research suggests. That's because such...

Even a Little More Exercise Might Help Your Brain Stay Young

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's and dementia are not an inevitable part of normal aging, and a little exercise might help keep them at bay, a new study suggests. The...

Do-Anywhere Upper Body Stretches

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Flexibility in your upper body is important for many everyday activities you take for granted, like twisting and turning while backing out of a parking...

Fennel: A Food Lover's Dream Ingredient

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might have seen fennel in the produce section of your market without knowing what exactly it was. Fennel is a fragrant bulb that can be a food lover's...

Medicaid Could Save $2.6 Billion a Year With Dip in Smoking

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Just a 1% decrease in the number of Medicaid recipients who smoke could save the insurance program billions of dollars a year, a new study suggests. Over...

Whether to Preserve Fertility Is Tough Decision for Transgender...

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For transgender teens and young adults, deciding whether to freeze their sperm or eggs in case they want children later on is a complex decision. A...

No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Diet for Diabetics, Expert...

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There is no one right diet for people with diabetes, and patients should instead have personalized nutrition plans, a new American Diabetes Association (...

Teen Girls' Online Sex Experiences Set Up Offline Dangers

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The types of sexual experiences girls have on the internet can help predict the kinds of risk they face offline, including HIV infections, physically...

HPV Vaccine Driving Down Cervical Pre-Cancer Rates

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is largely responsible for a decline in precancerous cervical lesions among young women in the United States, a new...

AHA News: Scared to Exercise After a Heart Attack? It's...

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Exercise is good for you. But for people who have had a heart attack, starting or resuming a workout routine may sound scary, exhausting...

Microbes in Diabetic Foot Ulcers May Help Predict Treatment...

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Some strains of Staph bacteria may slow the healing of diabetic foot ulcers, while other types of bacteria may promote healing, according to a new study...

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