ARCHIVE: July 2019

Drug Duo May Be an Advance Against a Common Leukemia

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A two-drug combo helps patients with a common form of leukemia survive longer than the current standard of care, a new clinical trial finds. The phase 3...

Anemia Linked to Higher Odds for Dementia in Seniors

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even mild anemia -- low levels of hemoglobin in the blood -- may raise a person's odds for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study...

Overweight Men May Feel Stigmatized, Too

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's not only women who agonize over their excess pounds. Stigma about being overweight can cause physical and emotional harm to men, too. "It's often...

AHA News: Chemical Widely Used in Medical Plastic Alters Heart...

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Plastic medical devices abound in hospitals. IV bags, catheters and feeding tubes cram every corner. But the chemicals that make these...

High Blood Pressure Much More Deadly for the Poor

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure exacts a far greater toll on poor people than it does on affluent Americans, a new, national study finds. The data from the clinical...

Vitamin A Linked to Lower Odds of Common Skin Cancer

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Wondering if you can do more than slap on some sunscreen to prevent skin cancer? A new study suggests that getting more vitamin A may help. The study...

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Allow Cheaper Drug...

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Americans could import less expensive prescription drugs from Canada under a plan being developed by the Trump administration. "Driving down drug prices...

A Healthier Take on Breakfast Sandwiches

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a hard habit to break -- sinking your teeth into a favorite fast-food breakfast sandwich. But your drive-thru addiction could be making a big dent in...

How to Maximize That Whole Chicken

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To get the most out of a whole chicken, roasting is the way to go. It's an easy and flavorful way to prepare this protein-rich, lean meat, plus you'll...

Mild Head Injury Can Impair Your Sense of Smell

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even a mild concussion can temporarily affect your sense of smell and trigger longer-term anxiety problems, a new study finds. It's been known that such...

Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people wait until they're older to have children, and that decision can raise the risk of problems like infertility and genetic abnormalities. But...

It's Not Just College Kids: Many Seniors Are Binge Drinking...

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Binge drinking is often associated with young adults, but according to a new study, more than 10% of people over 65 do it, too. Among seniors, binges...

A Change of Address During Early Pregnancy May Not Be Best for...

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If moving is never easy, then moving while you are pregnant has got to be a grueling experience. But could it actually harm your baby? Yes, a new...

Middle Age Now a High-Risk Time for Bad Falls

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Serious falls aren't the sole domain of seniors: New research shows they are a significant risk among middle-aged adults. Why? Blame multiple prescription...

Smoking May Interfere With 'Embolization' Lung...

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another downside to cigarette smoking: Treatment for blood vessel abnormalities in the lungs is less likely to be successful if patients are...

Are Too Many Kids Prescribed Antihistamines?

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. doctors are much less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines for young children ever since experts advised against it in 2008, new research...

Trees an Oasis of Mental Well-Being

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- City dwellers who live on tree-lined streets might be happier and healthier for it, a large new study suggests. The study, of nearly 47,000 urban residents...

Heartburn Drugs Might Bring Allergy Woes

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There are numerous drugs to treat digestive woes caused by heartburn or stomach ulcers. But solving one health problem may be causing another. New research...

Twins' Deaths in Hot Car Highlight a Preventable Tragedy

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's happened again: A seemingly loving parent forgets a small child -- in this case two children -- in the back seat of a car on a hot day, with tragic...

Salsa's a Zesty Alternative to Sauces

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Looking for a fresh way to top your burger, seafood and other proteins? Use hot peppers to create a zesty alternative to mayo or butter-based sauces....

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