ARCHIVE: February 2020

Restful Romance: Smelling Your Lover's Shirt Can Help You...

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Bedtime without your partner on Valentine's Day could make sleep elusive. But a new study suggests one remedy: Cuddling up with a piece of his or her...

How to Dispel Your Child's Fears About the New Coronavirus

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With stories about the new coronavirus outbreak flooding the media, it's easy to get scared. And if you're scared, your kids might be, too -- but they don't...

Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb 'High-Risk' Prostate...

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that many men with prostate cancer might already be taking -- cholesterol-lowering statins -- may help extend their survival if they have a "high-risk...

Coronavirus Cases Top 64,000 Worldwide, With Nearly 1,400 Deaths...

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Coronavirus cases in China have nearly reached 64,000, while the death count is approaching 1,400, Chinese health officials reported Friday. For the first...

FDA Requests Market Withdrawal of Diet Drug Belviq Due to Cancer...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A clinical trial of the weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) shows an association with an increased risk of cancer, and the U.S. Food and Drug...

More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you need more than two hands to count the number of lovers you've had in your life, new research suggests you might want to worry about your cancer risk...

Young Black Adults More Prone to Stroke, but Don't Know It

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young black Americans face higher rates of stroke than others as a result of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, new research suggests. But the...

Use of Club Drug 'Special K' Could Be Underreported

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Ketamine use among electronic dance music party-goers is much higher than previously thought. And unintentional use appears to play a role, a new study...

Will Brushing and Flossing Protect You Against Stroke?

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Gum disease may be linked to higher rates of stroke caused by hardened and severely blocked arteries, preliminary research findings indicate. Two...

Diabetes Among U.S. Young, Especially Asians, Continues to Climb

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes among U.S. youths continued to rise from 2002 to 2015, especially for Asian children and teens, a new study says. Researchers analyzed type 1 and...

AHA News: Stroke Rates Down for Mexican Americans, Up for White...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Ethnic disparities in stroke rates declined among Mexican Americans in the last couple of decades, according to new research. But at the...

AHA News: Darlene Love Reveals Heart Attack Details –...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- A year after becoming a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Darlene Love woke up with a terrible headache and stomachache hours...

Fresh Donor Egg Better Than Frozen for IVF: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fresh donated eggs appear to be better for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) than frozen ones, a new study suggests. Donor eggs provide the best chance of...

Is Sunny Outlook the Best Rx for Stroke Recovery?

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Optimism might be powerful medicine when recovering from a stroke, a new study suggests. Stroke survivors who had positive outlooks showed lower levels of...

Parents, Grandparents to Blame for Many Child Drug Poisonings,...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you are sometimes less than careful with your prescription medications and have young kids at home, a new study shows how easily tragedies can occur....

Common Drugs Might Help Prevent Death From a 'Broken Heart...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When someone close to you dies, grief can literally break your heart, but two common medicines may help prevent a heart attack. "While almost everyone...

'Tough Guys' May Be at Especially High Risk for Suicide

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who believe that "real men don't cry" may be more prone to suicide, a new study suggests. It has long been known that men are more likely than...

As Liquor Stores Close, Murder Rates Decline

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Having fewer liquor stores in cities may lead to lower murder rates, a new study suggests. The implication of alcohol zoning regulations can have life-or-...

Even After Stroke, Many Smokers Still Light Up

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While fewer Americans are smoking these days, the habit has remained stubbornly persistent among stroke survivors, new research shows. The researchers...

Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Rise Sharply, While 2 New Cases...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- After charting a slight decline in spread earlier this week, new coronavirus cases in China jumped by almost 15,000 in a single day, while the death count...

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