ARCHIVE: September 2019

Making Lifestyle Changes You Can Live With

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Research published in the Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights two important steps for improving diet and exercise habits. The first is getting...

Is It Safe to Order Your Birth Control Online?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In recent years, a growing number of companies have been offering prescriptions for birth control through web-based services and smartphone apps. Now a "...

Why Do Girls Take Longer Than Boys to Recover From Concussions?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who suffer a concussion while playing school sports are more likely than boys to delay seeking specialty medical care, which can worsen their...

New Hope Against a 'Dizzying' Form of Migraine

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer bouts of vertigo and dizziness may be suffering from a type of migraine for which treatments rarely work. But a new, preliminary study...

Stress of U.S. Politics Taking Mental, Physical Toll on Americans

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. politics has been incredibly divisive in recent years, and will likely only grow worse as President Donald Trump faces possible impeachment over the...

AHA News: Meat Alternatives Have Gone Mainstream, But How Can...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- By almost any measure, meat alternatives are rapidly gaining in popularity. The explosion of innovation in plant-based meat...

Make All Hormonal Birth Control Available Without Prescription,...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A leading group of U.S. doctors has broadened its guidelines on birth control, recommending that all forms of hormonal contraceptives, including vaginal...

E-Cigarette Maker Juul Stops All Advertising, Replaces CEO

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amid a national outbreak of vaping-linked illnesses and deaths, vape device maker Juul Labs said Wednesday it is stopping all print, digital and...

Try Roasted Root Vegetables for a Tasty Fall Dinner

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want to warm up as the temperature cools down and get in more nutrients, too? Roasted vegetables are a delicious way to do both. Starchier root veggies...

Why You Should Ask to Be Screened for Postpartum Depression

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's not uncommon for new moms to feel an emotional letdown shortly after baby is born. Though symptoms of these so-called "baby blues" can be wide-...

Study Links Menopausal Night Sweats to Impaired Thinking

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Menopausal women who get night sweats sleep longer and the longer they sleep, the more trouble they have thinking straight, a surprising new study...

Billions of 'Microplastics' in Your Tea From Each...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new study warns that even your soothing cup of tea might serve up some invisible health hazards. Some tea companies are replacing traditional paper...

Older Diabetics May Be Getting Too Much Insulin

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are elderly people with diabetes being overtreated? A new study suggests that's so: Older, sicker patients tend to be the ones most likely to still be...

Mental Ills May Put Veterans at Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans who suffer from depression, anxiety, psychosis or bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or die from heart disease, a...

Train Tracks Deadly for Kids, But Many Parents Underestimate the...

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Think the chances that your kid could be hit by a train are slim to none? New research suggests you should think again. Issued to coincide with "Rail...

AHA News: 4 Steps to Stealth Health During a Fall Getaway

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Summer is over, but it's not too late to plan a fall getaway for some R&R and sightseeing. After all, the shoulder season –...

It Takes Less Weight to Trigger Diabetes in Minorities Than...

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One of the biggest risk factors for type 2 diabetes is excess weight. But you don't have to be overweight to have the disease -- and new research revealed...

'Self-Silencing' Can Be Potentially Deadly for Women

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Do you rarely express anger at those close to you? Is it difficult for you to reveal negative feelings in your relationships? New research suggests that...

Only Thing Certain About Flu Season: You Need to Get Your Shot

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although no one knows yet how severe this flu season will be, now is the time to get vaccinated, health officials say. Already this season, a 4-year-old...

Americans Are Still Eating Too Many 'Bad' Carbs

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Decades into the obesity epidemic, Americans are still eating far too much sugar, starch and saturated fat, a new report claims. Since 1999, Americans...

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