ARCHIVE: April 2019

4 Superfoods to Put on Your Menu Today

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Science continues to discover healthy substances in foods beyond vitamins and minerals. Though no one food provides everything you need, here are four...

Do American Adults Drink Too Much? Study Says Yes

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged Americans are hitting the sauce too hard and too often, a new poll shows. It found that 33% of adults aged 35 to 44 who have at least one...

Legacy of Gulf War Deployment: Higher Risk of Minor Birth Defects

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's bad news for some women in the military: An increased risk of minor birth defects was found among U.S. female veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War....

Embracing 'Oneness' Boosts Satisfaction With Life:...

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The feeling of "oneness" may make you more satisfied with your life, new research finds. Oneness is the belief that everything in the world is connected...

FDA Halts All Sales of Pelvic Mesh Products Tied to Injuries in...

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced a ban on the sale of all pelvic mesh products. The surgical mesh is typically used to repair...

AHA News: Teen's Trip to the Mall Could Have Been Her Last

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Sydney Ridlehoover had finished her chores and convinced her parents to take her and a friend to the mall near their home outside Columbus...

Hot-Car Deaths Hit Record High in 2018

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Experts say 51 children died in hot cars in the United States last year -- the highest toll on record. The previous single-year high was 49 deaths in...

Your Life Span May Be Foretold in Your Heart Beats

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Where your resting heart rate goes, so goes your health. That's the suggestion of a new study that found older Swedish men with a resting heart rate of...

Are Workplace Wellness Programs Worth It?

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Popular workplace "wellness" programs may not offer a big payoff for workers' health or bosses' bottom lines -- at least in the short term, new research...

Kids Can Get UTIs, Too

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Adults aren't the only ones susceptible to urinary tract infections, or UTIs. They can occur in kids, even infants, if bacteria get into the urinary tract...

A New Twist to Work Your Obliques

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Obliques are the muscles that run along the sides of your torso, from the lower eight ribs to the front of the hip bone. They contract when you rotate your...

Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost...

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid abuse-related job losses have cost U.S. federal and state governments tens of billions of dollars in lost tax revenue, a new study claims. Penn...

Common Sleep Myths Endanger Public Health

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mistaken beliefs about sleep are common and pose a significant health threat, a new study warns. Among these myths: some people only need five hours of...

With Weeks to Live, Many Cancer Patients Try Useless Treatments

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Learning you have a cancer that looks imminently terminal is tough news to swallow. And new research indicates that when given just one month to live, a...

Many Older Adults Keep Guns Unlocked, Loaded at Home

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many older adults, including those who are mentally impaired, don't lock up their guns and ammo, University of Washington researchers report. Almost 39%...

Financial Scammers Often Prey on People With Early Dementia

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When older adults fall prey to scam artists, it might in some cases be an early warning of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The study of 935...

Why More Patients Are Surviving an Aneurysm

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New treatments mean aneurysms are no longer an automatic death sentence, specialists say. Aneurysms are a weakening or bulging of blood vessels that can...

Common Diabetes Drug May Also Shield Kidneys, Heart

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A common diabetes drug may also greatly reduce the odds for death from kidney failure and heart disease in diabetes patients with kidney disease, a new...

Israeli Team Announces First 3D-Printed Heart Using Human Cells

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The world's first complete 3D printer-generated heart, made using the patient's own cells and materials, has been created in a lab. Until now, success...

Inactive Lifestyle Begins as Early as Age 7: Study

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Kids can start becoming couch potatoes as early as age 7, a new study reveals. A review of 27 studies published between 2004 and 2018 in different...

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