ARCHIVE: July 2018

Report Warns of Dog Illness That Can Spread to Owners

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A bacteria carried by dogs that haven't been neutered can produce flu symptoms in humans and potentially jeopardize a pregnancy, a new study suggests....

AHA: Doctor Makes Lifesaving House Call in His Own Home

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Stephanie and Matt Austin went to a Philadelphia Phillies game one Saturday night, then headed to their new beach house, eager to sleep late...

Neurological Fallout From Ebola Infection Worse Than Thought

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Ebola virus survivors may suffer greater long-term neurological consequences than doctors have believed, a small study suggests. In some cases, the...

Quitting Smoking? Even a Little Exercise Can Help You Stay Slim

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of weight gain can keep many smokers from kicking the habit. But a new study involving older women might help change that: It found that for those...

FDA Slaps Stronger Warnings on Potent Class of Antibiotics

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A powerful class of antibiotics will now come with stronger safety warnings about dangerous drops in blood sugar and neurological side effects that can...

Seniors, Feeling Young <i>Is</i> a State of Mind

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For seniors who feel years younger than they really are, a new study suggests it might not be their imagination. "We found that people who feel younger...

3 Ways to Promote Healthier Eating

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a healthful diet is easier when nutritious foods are more accessible. But it's not enough to simply buy better choices. To make a habit of...

Insurance Gaps Costly for Those With Type 1 Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gaps in private insurance coverage are common among American adults with type 1 diabetes, raising their risk for health crises, a new study finds. "Type...

3 of 4 Black Americans Have High Blood Pressure by 55

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A startling 75 percent of black people in the United States develop high blood pressure by the age of 55, a new study finds. That's a far higher rate...

How to Use Sunscreens the Right Way

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stick or spray-on sunscreens are essential tools against skin cancer, but it's important to use them the right way, a dermatologist says. "Sticks are easy...

Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot Flashes

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that stimulating particular brain cells triggers hot flashes in mice -- a discovery they hope will lead to better therapies for women...

Heat Waves Can Dull Even Young Minds, Study Says

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As America sweats through another summer, new research suggests that heat waves can slow the brains of even healthy young adults. In the face of extreme...

Heart Risks Tied to Transwomen's Hormone Therapy

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Transwomen who undergo hormone therapy may face higher chances of blood clots, stroke and heart attack, a new study suggests. The term transwoman refers to...

Wearable, At-Home Patch Could Spot Your A-Fib Early

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The common but dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation -- or a-fib -- can go undetected for years. Now, research suggests a high-tech...

PTSD May Have Put Hearts of 9/11 First Responders at Risk

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Working on clean-up crews after the 9/11 terrorist attack took a huge emotional toll on many first responders, and new research suggests that might have...

Men's Testosterone Supplements May Be Losing Appeal

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The "low-T" craze appears to be waning, with fewer men in the United States turning to testosterone therapy as a way to stave off aging and sexual decline...

Mind-Over-Matter to Curtail Calories

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your surroundings can play a big role when it comes to overeating. Learning how you respond in various circumstances can help you curb the calories. One...

This Protein Makes Armpits Reek, and Scientists Want to Stop It

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Afraid to raise your hand because of embarrassing body odor? Here's some good news for you: Scientists say they're one step closer to conquering smelly...

Want to Feel Happier? Cut the Small Talk

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to be happier, try having meaningful conversations. A new study finds that quality conversation is associated with greater happiness, while...

Teens Focused on Social Media May Be at Cyberbullying Risk

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your teen spends a lot of time on social media, you might want to get them to cut back due to the risk of cyberbullying, new research suggests....

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