ARCHIVE: September 2019

Doubt Over Long-Term Use of Hormone Rx for Recurrent Prostate...

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Running contrary to current guidelines, new research suggests that use of hormone-suppressing treatment over the long term may not help some men battling...

Radiation Rx Might Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heart Beat

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new technique that uses a targeted high dose of radiation seems to prevent recurrence of a potentially deadly heartbeat for at least two years,...

Study Finds Smog Particles Can Reach Developing Fetus

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution can penetrate a pregnant woman's placenta and potentially threaten the health of a developing fetus, new research warns. The study is "the...

AHA News: Vitamin D Is Good for the Bones, But What About the...

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Vitamin D plays an important role in overall health, but if you've been taking supplements to strengthen your heart, recent research may...

High-Dose Radiation a Game Changer in Fighting Deadly Prostate...

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In what might be a major breakthrough, researchers report that high doses of radiation dramatically prolonged survival in men battling an advanced and...

Alex Trebek Heading Back to Chemo After Cancer Numbers Go '...

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is heading back for another round of chemotherapy after losing a large amount of weight and having his numbers rise sharply,...

At-Risk Men May Also Benefit From Regular Mammograms

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mammography has saved hundreds of thousands of lives by detecting breast cancer early in women. Could such regular X-ray screening also help men? A new...

A Surprising New Source of Omega-3s

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no shortage of reasons to get your omega-3s, which are abundant in fish and their oils. But high consumption of fish and their oils has created...

Are You Just a Worrywart or Is It Something More?

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone goes through moments of worry, but for some people, anxiety takes over their lives. How can you tell if you're an average worrywart or if you...

Could Profit Be a Factor in Kidney Transplant Decisions?

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests money may sometimes guide whether someone gets a new kidney, researchers report that patients at U.S. for-profit dialysis...

Could Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Still Help Some People?

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Debate over the benefits and drawbacks of daily low-dose aspirin has flared in recent years, with guidelines now generally urging against the regimen to...

Later Bedtimes Could Mean Wider Waistlines for Teen Girls

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teenaged girls who stay up late every night could pay a price in added pounds, new research shows. There could even be greater ramifications for girls'...

AHA News: Taking Blood Pressure at Home May Better Predict Heart...

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Checking blood pressure at home or elsewhere outside a doctor's office could help predict a certain heart problem among black adults better...

Where Women's Health Clinics Close, Cervical Cancer...

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As government funding dried up and many women's health clinics across America closed, cervical cancer screening rates fell and deaths from the disease rose...

Most Americans in the Dark About Cancer-Causing HPV, Survey Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Among Americans aged 18 to 26, two-thirds of men and one-third of women still do not know that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of...

Scientists Find Unsafe Levels of Known Carcinogen in Menthol E-...

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As doctors race to determine what is causing sudden and severe lung illnesses among some vapers, new research discovers dangerously high levels of a known...

First Sexual Experience Was Forced for 1 in 16 U.S. Women

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Changes wrought by the #MeToo movement can't come soon enough, say researchers who found that for 1 in 16 U.S. women, their first sexual experience was...

Purdue Files for Bankruptcy Over Opioid Crisis Suits, With Many...

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, touching off what could be a fierce battle by dozens of states hoping to recoup billions...

Online Learning: What's in It for You?

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking courses online has made it easier for thousands of college students to meet their degree requirements, but this type of learning may hold the most...

Get Up-to-the-Minute Safety Alerts Sent Straight to Your Inbox

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From defective child car seats to deadly virus outbreaks at restaurant chains, you're likely to learn of major product recalls and serious health warnings...

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