ARCHIVE: April 2019

Just a Little More Exercise Can Add Years to Your Life

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No matter your fitness level, adding just a little more exercise may prolong your life, new research suggests. "People think they have to start going to...

Hospital Privacy Curtains Could Be Breeding Ground for Germs

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Privacy curtains in hospital rooms might offer patients some personal dignity, but they can also harbor dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria. That's the...

Kids' ER Visits for Swallowing Toys, Foreign Objects Have...

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- About 100 kids a day are rushed to U.S. emergency rooms after accidentally swallowing a toy piece, battery, magnet or other foreign object, according to new...

Itchy Skin Common Alongside Kidney Disease

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Itchy skin can make you miserable. And it's a common problem for many people with chronic kidney disease, even those not on dialysis, a new study finds...

Behind the scenes: How we prepare for a disaster with multiple...

We hope our area never suffers from any kind of disaster with multiple injuries, but we train like it's going to happen tomorrow. And we're not alone. Every year, law enforcement, hospitals and other...

Poverty Could Leave Its Mark on Genes

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty may influence how genes function, researchers report. Specifically, they found that poverty is associated with levels of DNA methylation --...

Science Says: Smiling <i>Does</i> Bring a Mood Boost

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something to make you smile: Turning that frown upside down does make folks feel a little happier, researchers conclude. While most of us might...

Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although many people believe the herbal drug kratom to be harmless, new research has found that, in an 18-month period, 91 Americans lost their lives to...

Astronaut Twins Show Space Travel Doesn't Bring Lasting...

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year on the International Space Station. His twin brother, fellow astronaut Mark Kelly, stayed on the ground. And a...

AHA News: Medical School Project Pushes Healthy Habits '...

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- During her third year of medical school, Terry Gao learned how classroom training doesn't always answer real-world questions -- like how...

Chemo Drug Shortages Have Little Effect on Cancer Care: Study

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer drug shortages don't appear to have a significant impact on chemotherapy treatment in the United States, according to a new study. "These...

Many Cancer Patients Take Alternative Meds But Don't Tell...

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One out of every three U.S. cancer patients uses alternative or complementary therapies, but many keep that info from their doctors, a new study finds...

Grief, Divorce Can Really Tax the Heart

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For some people, the stress of dealing with a particularly rough patch in life or trauma may also strain the heart, a large new study suggests. The...

Step-by-Step Exercises for a Stronger Back

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you neglecting or even unaware of the muscles in your back? If so, you're putting yourself at risk. The trapezius is the diamond-shaped muscle that...

Easy, Delicious Recipes From Your Blender

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Blenders aren't just for whipping up fruity drinks. You can also use them to make delicious savory recipes such as dressings, spreads and soups, all in...

Sunscreen's Secret Bonus: It Could Help Keep You Cool

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sunscreen may do double duty when you're outside on a summer day, keeping you cool as it protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays. New research...

Many Misdiagnosed With MS

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one in five multiple sclerosis patients may be misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease, according to a new study. Of 241 previously diagnosed...

Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mindlessly switching from your smartphone to other media devices and back again might lead to added pounds, scientists say. A small, new study found...

Vehicle Exhaust Drives Millions of New Asthma Cases Annually

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Traffic pollution causes about 4 million new asthma cases in children worldwide each year, new research shows. Two-thirds of these kids live in urban...

More Alzheimer's Drug Trial Failures: Are Researchers on...

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amyloid beta has long been a prime suspect in Alzheimer's disease, since abnormal levels of the protein form disruptive plaques between patients' brain...

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