ARCHIVE: September 2019

How to Keep Your Bones Strong and Prevent Fractures

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a young adult, start thinking about your bone health, an expert advises. Most people reach peak bone mass -- the strongest bones they'll ever...

U.S. Autism Rates Rising Fastest for Hispanics, Blacks

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Autism rates among U.S. children are rising fastest among blacks and Hispanics, researchers say. "We found that rates among blacks and Hispanics are not...

Heart Attack Can Be More Lethal If Symptoms Are More Gradual

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients often take longer to seek help if they have gradual symptoms, which may put them at increased risk of death, researchers say....

AHA News: Unique Gene Activity Discovered in People With Both...

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Not all strokes have a clear-cut cause like high blood pressure or smoking. For those so-called cryptogenic strokes, new research...

Lung Cancer Screening Can Detect Other Smoking Ills

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- CT lung cancer screening can detect other serious smoking-related conditions, such as heart disease, osteoporosis and emphysema, researchers say. Medical...

Is Your State One of the 'Most Obese' in America?

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. states with adult obesity rates above 35% reached an all-time high of nine in 2018, a new report says. In 2018, the nine states...

Cooking With Exotic Mushrooms

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Move over button mushrooms. Exotic varieties are becoming more and more popular, and are available at farmers markets and even local grocery stores. In...

How Your Genes Affect the Number on Your Scale

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could your genes be keeping you from losing weight? While you shouldn't use a family tendency toward wide hips or an apple shape as an excuse to stray...

What Is Your Risk for Prostate Cancer?

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, so it's important to know the risk factors and warning signs, an expert says. The...

Fitter Bodies Make for Healthier Brains, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for incentives to hit the gym, new research suggests that staying in good shape may help preserve brain structure, boost memory, and...

Dementia Caregivers Often Face Sleepless Nights

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep loss is a problem for people who care for loved ones with dementia, which can put both caregivers and patients at risk, researchers say....

Brain Tumor Patient Used Medical Pot, Landed in ER

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who use medical marijuana need to beware of super-concentrated products now on the market, a new case report warns. A 52-year-old brain cancer...

What Fuels Your Appetite for Taking a Gamble?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Variations in brain activity when a person is idle may affect their decisions about risky behavior, according to a new study. The findings may help...

Purdue Pharma to Settle Opioid Crisis Lawsuits, May Pay Up to $...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative settlement with a coalition of states and local governments that sued the company over its role in...

Trump Pushing for Nationwide Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As concern grows over hundreds of lung illnesses tied to vaping, the Trump administration on Wednesday said it would move to ban flavored versions of e-...

Vets With Traumatic Brain Injury Have Higher Suicide Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of suicide among U.S. military veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is more than double that of other vets, a new study...

Cancer Drugs Sometimes Work in Unexpected Ways: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ten cancer drugs being tested in human clinical trials appear to work -- but not in the ways their developers thought they would, researchers say. "The...

Lots of Time on Social Media Linked to Anxiety, Depression in...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who spend more time with social media are more likely to suffer from social withdrawal, anxiety or depression, a new study says. Twelve- to 15-year...

AHA News: She Had a Stroke at 21; So Did Her Co-worker

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- While in the hospital recovering from a stroke, 21-year-old Alex Leary was trying to make sense of what happened when she got a text...

Anti-Addiction Meds Can Help Teen Opioid Abusers, Too

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse ravaging the United States is also affecting teenagers. Now, research confirms that anti-addiction...

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