ARCHIVE: August 2019

How You Can Help Head Off Alzheimer's Disease

SATURDAY, Aug. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There are a number of things you can do to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to an expert. "People think Alzheimer's is an entirely...

Who's Most Likely to Scam a Senior? The Answer May Surprise...

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As people age and their mental capacities decline, they can often be targeted by scammers seeking easy cash. But more often than not, this "financial...

Prior Pregnancies May Affect Your Tummy Tuck

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The success of your tummy tuck may depend on whether you've borne children, a new study suggests. Pregnancy-related widening and thinning of the belly...

As Lung Injury Cases Rise, CDC Says 'Don't Vape'

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people who've developed a severe form of lung disease potentially tied to vaping has now risen to 215 cases across 25 states, and federal...

AHA News: Time With Grandkids Could Boost Health –...

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Julie Brogan's granddaughters, ages 9, 12 and 13, spend part of every summer at her home overlooking Lake Michigan in Sturgeon Bay,...

How Heart Health Factors May Affect Your Parkinson's Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who have reduced blood flow in their brain due to medical conditions and lifestyle habits may be vulnerable to Parkinson's disease, new research...

Donor Organs Often There for Patients in Need, But Doctors Say No

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans who die waiting for a kidney transplant actually had donor organs offered to them multiple times -- but their transplant center declined them...

Your Fall Game Plan to Avoid Weight Gain

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When summer fruits and vegetables start to disappear from grocery stores, and the action shifts indoors to watching sports and munching on unhealthy snacks,...

The Benefits of Strength Training During Pregnancy

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For most healthy women, exercise during pregnancy is as important as it is at all times of life. It brings benefits such as better overall health, preventing...

For NFL Players, Career Length, Role Affect Future Health Risks...

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pro football players who had long careers at key positions are more likely to have concussion-related problems such as confusion, memory loss, depression and...

Even Age 80 Is Not Too Late to Begin Exercising: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even seniors who never exercised regularly can benefit from a workout program, researchers say. A new study found that men in their 70s and 80s who had...

Alex Trebek Back Hosting 'Jeopardy!' After Completing...

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Long-time "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek has finished chemotherapy -- aimed at beating back pancreatic cancer -- and is returning to host the popular game show...

Major Study Gives Women More Guidance on Hormone Therapy During...

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women who receive hormone therapy to help ease menopausal symptoms have an increased risk of breast cancer, which can persist long after they stop the...

E-Scooters Plus Drinking: A Fast-Pass to the ER?

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking and driving an electric scooter doesn't mix, according to a new study. Researchers reported serious injuries like brain bleeding or fractures...

He helped fellow cancer patient with bucket list wish – a...

Ronnie Setser was devastated to hear the news he had cancer. He didn’t want to go through treatment and said he felt depressed. But since June, he has been receiving radiation treatments for throat...

Kids in Hot Cars: How to Prevent Heatstroke Deaths

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hot car deaths set a U.S. record last year, with 53 children dead because they were left behind or got trapped inside an overheated vehicle, according to...

U.S. Opioid Deaths Take a Small Dip, as Fentanyl Leaves Deadly...

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The good news is overdose deaths from opioids in the United States have dropped slightly in 25 states, but here's the bad news: Deaths from fentanyl are...

Posting All Those Selfies Online Could Backfire, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Posting selfies on social media won't do you any favors in terms of likability. A small new study finds that many people take a dim view of others who...

Mumps Outbreaks Hitting U.S. Migrant Detention Centers

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new government report finds more than 900 cases of dangerous and highly contagious mumps have occurred at 57 U.S. migrant detention facilities over the...

There Is No 'Gay Gene,' Major Study Concludes

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no such thing as a single "gay gene" that drives a person's sexual behavior, concludes the largest genetic study ever conducted on the issue....

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