ARCHIVE: September 2019

A Good Reason to Stop Squabbling at Home

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Few families are able to escape squabbles completely, whether between spouses, children or other relatives. But a Danish study that looked at nearly 10,...

Everyday Foods for Better Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for stroke, heart disease and other dangerous conditions, but it offers no early warning signs. That...

Many Female Veterans Troubled by History of Sexual Assault

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in 10 older female veterans experienced sexual assault while on active duty, a new study shows. Doctors "caring for older women veterans...

What Do Hospital Cyber Attackers Want to Know About You?

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cyber attackers who target hospital databases mostly go after patient contact and financial information, not medical records, a new study finds. The data...

U.S. Minorities' Recent Health Gains May Be Slowing

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The gap in death rates between U.S. whites and minority groups has been narrowing in recent years, but a new study suggests that trend stopped between 2009...

More Hot Flashes Could Mean Higher Odds for Heart Trouble

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women, if you're bothered by frequent hot flashes, it may be more than a mere annoyance. New research offers evidence that frequent or persistent hot...

Common Antidepressants May Work in Unexpected Way: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who take the antidepressant Zoloft report feeling better. But new research suggests the drug may be treating their anxiety, rather than their...

Paid Family Leave Helps Keep Babies' Vaccines on Track:...

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents take paid family leave when they're born are more likely to get vaccinated at the recommended ages, a new study finds. "Currently,...

Extinct Human Species Passed on Powerful Immune System Gene

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You may have the extinct humans called Denisovans to thank for your adaptable immune system, Australian researchers suggest. Denisovans were related to...

Give Seniors a Memory Check at Annual Checkups, Experts Say

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many older people show evidence of mental decline, called mild cognitive impairment, but doctors often miss this sometimes early sign of dementia and...

Does Parents' Smoking Raise Future Heart Risks for Kids?

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When parents smoke, their kids may face a higher risk of a common heart rhythm problem decades later, a new study suggests. Researchers found that adults...

AHA News: Yo-Yoing Blood Pressure Could Be Bad for Those With...

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Fluctuating blood pressure may be associated with worsening dementia in people with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. The...

Like Kids and Dogs, Your Cat Really Does Need You

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your cat may often act indifferent, but deep down, Fluffy is as attached to you as your child or your dog, new research shows. The finding suggests bonding...

Youngest in Classroom Diagnosed More Often With ADHD, Other...

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If a child can't sit still or blurts out random thoughts in kindergarten or first grade, does the child have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD...

All That Screen Time Won't Hurt Your Kid's Grades -...

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can relax a little about how much time their kids spend in front of screens, new research suggests. A large review of the scientific evidence on...

Lighten Up Your Favorite Mac 'N' Cheese

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to beat the comfort quotient of a hot, bubbling dish of macaroni and cheese, but the fat and calorie overload can be a health disaster. Here's how...

Making the Most of Your Baby's First 3 Years

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Experts agree that the first three years of a baby's life are a unique time of fast development. Even though a newborn seems helpless, he or she is...

Can Aspirin Help Tackle Some Cancers?

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Low-dose aspirin may improve survival odds for patients battling head/neck and lung cancer, two new studies suggest. The first reviewed data on 460...

'He May Need a Ventilator': One Teen's Fight...

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eddie Sullivan, 17, woke up on a Tuesday and found that his chest hurt every time he took a breath. He'd spent that July weekend nauseous with a fever, and...

Giving Your Child a Time-Out Won't Cause Long-Term Damage:...

SUNDAY, Sept. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Time-outs don't increase kids' risk of emotional or behavioral problems, according to a new study that researchers say dispels misleading information. The...

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