ARCHIVE: April 2019

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats, Cheeses in 4 States

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A listeria outbreak that has sickened eight, including one death, has now been linked to deli meats and cheeses sold at stores in four states, the U.S....

Will You Get Fat? Genetic Test May Tell

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As obesity becomes epidemic among Americans, many could over- or underestimate their odds for piling on the pounds. But a new genetic "score" might take...

Food Allergies Can Strike at Any Age

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you've eaten without a problem for your entire life. For...

When to Create and Update a Will

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Making a will is essential so that the court system isn't deciding who will inherit your possessions or serve as guardians for young children if something...

Timing of Meals Can Influence Heart Attack Recovery

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When you eat during the day could influence your chances of surviving a heart attack, a new study finds. Specifically, skipping breakfast and eating...

Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high risk for severe infection and repeat surgery. "This information...

Experimental Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Stroke, Without the...

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say an experimental stroke drug prevented blood clots without the typical side effect of blood thinners: increased bleeding risk. Bleeding is...

Can't Work Out During the Week? 'Weekend Warriors...

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Daily exercise may be the ideal, but even weekend workouts might prolong your life, a new study suggests. In a study of more than 3,400 men and women...

Egg Allergy? Don't Let That Stop You From Getting Vaccinated

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Allergies to vaccines are extremely rare and even when they do occur, allergists can safely administer vaccines, Canadian experts report. Immunoglobulin...

Weekly Infusion May Be Effective, Easier HIV Therapy

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the 1990s revolutionized HIV/AIDS treatment. But while it dramatically improves survival,...

Gene Therapy Might Prove a Cure for 'Bubble Boy'...

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- They were once imprisoned in plastic bubbles that cut them off from the dangerous, infectious world. But now, children born with a disease that robs...

Buyer Beware When Purchasing Medical Test Strips

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Test strips help millions monitor their health at home, but people should avoid buying strips that are pre-owned or not approved for sale in the United...

Magnet 'Zap' to the Brain Might Jumpstart Aging Memory

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Folks start forgetting things as they get older, like where they put their car keys or what they had for breakfast. But their memories might get a boost...

New Evidence That Veggies Beat Steak for Heart Health

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your heart will thank you if you replace red meat with healthy plant proteins. Doing so will lower your odds for heart disease, according to a new study...

More TV, Tablets, More Attention Issues at Age 5

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Five-year-olds who spend more than two hours a day in front of a smartphone or tablet may be at risk of attention problems, a new study suggests....

Scientists Bring Pig's Brain, Dead 4 Hours, Back to '...

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The death of brain cells may not be as sudden, or as irreversible, as previously believed. Four hours after a pig's death, Yale scientists restored...

AHA News: Here's How Middle-Aged People -- Especially Women...

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Physical fitness is good for the heart, brain and overall health. But a specific type called cardiorespiratory fitness may help predict...

C-Section Infection Risk Higher for Moms on Medicaid: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For women who deliver a baby by cesarean section, the risk of developing a surgical site infection is higher if she is covered by Medicaid versus private...

Two Lives Saved in Rare 'Paired' Liver Donation

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a North American first, an anonymous living liver donation led to a rare paired living liver donor exchange in Canada last summer that saved the lives...

Can Games and Apps Help Your Kids Learn?

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Leading health organizations are warning about the possibility of video game addiction. The World Health Organization has included it in the latest...

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