ARCHIVE: August 2019

Frailty Not a Normal Part of Aging

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's something everyone fears will happen to them as they age: sapped strength, slowed walking, weight loss and an inability to perform daily tasks with ease...

Hair Loss Not Just a Male Problem

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The sad sight of a receding hairline is not limited to men, a dermatologist says. Hair loss is just as common in women, and it can occur due to factors...

Another Video Game Risk to Watch Out For

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Video games carry labels with an age-related rating, typically based on the level of violence, strong language and sexual content. But that's not the only...

Pregnancy Weight Gain: What's Right for You?

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Gaining too much weight during pregnancy can lead to unhealthy post-pregnancy weight for moms, and a higher risk of obesity and related conditions in their...

Blood Test May Spot Brain Changes of Early Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test helped pinpoint the early signs of Alzheimer's in a new study. Up to two decades before people develop Alzheimer's symptoms such as...

CDC Renews Pledge to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a show of support for international efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), U.S. health officials said...

3-D Printers Might Someday Make Replacement Hearts

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have taken an important step forward in creating 3-D printed hearts -- with the ultimate goal of making replacement tissue for organs...

Go Easy on Caffeine During Pregnancy, for the Sake of Your Baby...

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No matter how tired you get during your pregnancy, a new animal study suggests that countering your fatigue with too much coffee might harm your baby....

More 'Buyer Beware' Warnings for Unregulated Stem Cell...

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who get treatment from a stem cell clinic could be spending their money on what amounts to snake oil, a new study warns. Doctors administering stem...

Dual Therapy Might Be Advance Against Genital Herpes, Animal...

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's only been tried so far in guinea pigs, but researchers say a combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream could greatly lower recurrence of genital...

AHA News: Study Finds Racial Gap in Who Gets Critical Stroke...

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Black and Hispanic people having a stroke are less likely than their white counterparts to get treatments proven to reduce death and...

AHA News: Cigarette Smoke in Pregnancy May Impair Healing of...

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Exposure to cigarette smoke in utero strongly harms a newborn heart's ability to repair itself after injury, according to a preliminary...

Could Exercise in Pregnancy Boost Baby's Health, Too?

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women who keep moving during pregnancy may have infants with more advanced motor skills, a small study suggests. Researchers discovered the difference...

How Does Meth Trigger Heart Disease? New Research Offers Clues

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Autopsies have uncovered new insight into how the illegal drug methamphetamine harms the heart. Preliminary findings presented Thursday at an American...

Is Your Daughter, the Athlete, Eating Enough?

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is essential for girls, but problems can occur if they take in too few calories. Young females who eat too little risk menstrual irregularity,...

Health Cautions for Young Male Athletes

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise has many health benefits for boys, ranging from a lower chance of obesity to improved self-esteem. It may also reduce risk-taking behaviors....

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