ARCHIVE: September 2019

Poll Finds Many Young Americans Think Vaping is Safe

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite an outbreak of severe lung illnesses and deaths linked to vaping, many young Americans consider e-cigarettes harmless, a new poll shows. More than...

Evidence Builds That Optimism Might Lengthen Your Life

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A sunny outlook on life may do more than make you smile: New research suggests it could also guard against heart attacks, strokes and early death. In the...

Seasonal Drinks With a Lighter Touch

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With pumpkin spice lattes already hitting coffee shops, it's never too soon to rethink favorite seasonal sips and cut calories without sacrificing flavor...

Prepare for a Disaster With a Family Safety Plan

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From Florida hurricanes to California wildfires, these events are reminders of the need to have a family natural disaster plan in place, no matter where you...

Heavy Exposure to Pesticides May Boost Stroke Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Working around high levels of pesticides may translate into a high risk for heart trouble later, a new study suggests. That was the case for a group of...

Link Seen Between Infertility, Prostate Cancer

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could male infertility contribute to a higher risk for prostate cancer? Yes, according to new Swedish research that suggests that men who become fathers...

Gum Disease Might Raise Your Blood Pressure

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a compelling reason to keep those dreaded appointments with your dentist: New research suggests that red, tender or bleeding gums could trigger high...

Radiation Right After Surgery Might Not Help Prostate Cancer...

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In the largest investigation of its kind, researchers conclude that subjecting prostate cancer patients to radiation therapy immediately after surgery doesn...

For Poor Kids, Less Time Spent on Reading, Exercise: Study

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As they get older, poor kids tend to read and exercise less than their better-off counterparts, a new study finds. "How children spend their time has...

Don't Miss Mental Health Issues in Your College Student

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many college students struggle with mental illness, but parents may not recognize the signs, an expert says. Today's college students have much higher...

Experimental Genital Herpes Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine against genital herpes is extremely effective in mice, offering hope of human protection against an incurable sexually transmitted...

More Than 800 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Across 46 States,...

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed or suspected severe lung illnesses linked to vaping has now climbed to 805 cases across 46 states and the Virgin Islands, U.S....

Many Poor, Minority Seniors Get Cancer Diagnosis in the ER

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you are a senior who is poor or from a minority group, the chances may be higher that you could receive a cancer diagnosis in the emergency room, a new...

Extreme Exercise Might Dull the Brain, Study Says

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Excessive exercise can tire out your brain to the point that you have trouble making decisions, a new study claims. The findings show that despite the...

AHA News: Why Aren't More Stroke Survivors Getting Statins?

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- People with a history of stroke are less likely than those with heart disease to get cholesterol-lowering statin drugs despite the...

Health Insurance Premiums Are Soaring for Many

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last decade, Americans who get their health insurance through their employer have seen both their premiums and their deductibles rise faster than...

More U.S. Kids Being Diagnosed With Autism, ADHD

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. children today have developmental disabilities like autism and ADHD than a decade ago, though improved recognition may be a major reason,...

Beating Opioid Addiction Can Be Tough, Here's What Helps

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A constant barrage of news on America's opioid epidemic stokes feelings of hopelessness, and with good reason: Every day, more than 130 people are dying...

Walking Pace May Signal If Stroke Patients Can Return to Work

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Walking speed may indicate whether young stroke survivors are ready to return to work, a new study suggests. And 3 feet per second may be the threshold...

How to Give Wild Rice an Expert Touch

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Love the taste of wild rice, but aren't sure how to make it yourself? It's easier than you think once you know how to prep and cook it the correct way....

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