ARCHIVE: September 2019

More CT, MRI Scans Being Used, Despite Calls to Cut Back

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite efforts from medical groups to cut down on the overuse of CT scans and MRIs for safety reasons, their use has instead increased, a new study shows...

Teen's Fussy 'Junk Food' Diet Leaves Him Blind

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Can a steady diet of junk food rob you of your vision? A new case report suggests it's possible: After years of eating only potato chips, French fries,...

Drop the Pop: Soda Tied to Higher Risk of Early Death

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you call it soda, pop or a soft drink, a new study's findings suggest it would be better for your health to drink water instead. The large...

5 Ways to Cut the Fat From Your Diet

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- About half of all Americans take steps to limit or avoid saturated fats, the kind found in foods like fatty red meat and cream. But fewer than one-third...

Could You Be Having a Heart Attack?

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- We tend to think of heart attacks as they're shown in movies, as massive, chest-crushing events, typically affecting older men. But that's not the only case...

Body's Natural Chemicals May Help Protect 9/11 Responders...

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Certain chemicals made by the body may have helped prevent lung disease in some first responders who were exposed to toxic dust after the World Trade Center...

Obese Teen Boys More Prone to Heart Attacks in Middle Age

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who are overweight or obese may be more likely to have a heart attack before they're old enough to retire, according to a new study. Researchers...

As Hurricane Dorian Nears Florida, Experts Urge Safety

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With category 3 Hurricane Dorian ravaging the Bahamas as it lumbers toward the east coast of Florida,the National Safety Council offered anyone in its path...

Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as #1 Killer of Middle-...

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease still claims the lives of more people globally, but in more affluent nations it has now ceded its place as the leading killer to cancer, a...

Weight-Loss Surgery Drops Heart Disease, Death Risk for Diabetics

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For people who are obese and have type 2 diabetes, weight-loss surgery leads to more than a slimmer figure. It also reduces the risk of heart complications...

For Men, Living Alone May Mean Poorer Control of Blood-Thinning...

MONDAY, Sept. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are on the blood-thinning drug warfarin have more difficulty taking the medication if they live alone, but the same is not true for women, a new...

Lifestyle May Matter More Than Your Genes in Early Heart Disease

MONDAY, Sept. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An unhealthy lifestyle is a bigger contributor to heart disease than genetics for many younger adults, according to a new study. The findings show that...

Got High Blood Pressure? Get Your Flu Shot

SUNDAY, Sept. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have high blood pressure, getting a flu shot could save your life, researchers say. A new study found that patients with high blood pressure who got...

After Heart Attack, Stenting More Than the Blocked Artery May Be...

SUNDAY, Sept. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Opening all of a person's clogged arteries after a heart attack can protect their health better than reopening only the one that caused it, a major...

Long-Term 'Couch Potatoes' May Face Double the Odds...

SATURDAY, Aug. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Decades spent on couches, chairs and otherwise not exercising could mean much shorter lives, new research shows. A Norwegian team who tracked health...

A Prescription for Medicating Your Child Safely

MONDAY, Sept. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When your child is sick, taking the right medication can make all the difference -- as long as it's correctly chosen and measured. But sometimes mistakes...

Get Smart About Eggs

MONDAY, Sept. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The word on eggs changes faster than you can say "sunny-side up." One day their cholesterol isn't a concern and the next day it is. After a 2018 study...

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