ARCHIVE: March 2019

ADHD Meds Safe With Epilepsy, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often occurs in people with epilepsy. Now, new research provides reassurance that taking ADHD medications...

AHA News: Young Mom Thought It Was a Heart Attack -- Until She...

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Leann Sorrell was driving her 17-year-old son, Jonathan, home from school when she realized the ring finger on her left hand was numb. She...

Many Heroin Users Unprepared for Fentanyl OD

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Though they know that nearly all heroin is laced with the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, many Baltimore users aren't prepared to prevent or treat...

Healthy Diet Might Not Lower Dementia Risk

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A long-running study questions the conventional wisdom that a healthy diet may help ward off dementia. European researchers followed more than 8,200...

Dementia May Strike Differently, Depending on Race

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia appears to strike people of different races in different ways, brain autopsies have revealed. Hispanic and black people are more likely to suffer...

Does Your Family Eat Out a Lot? Watch Your Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You know that too much salt contributes to high blood pressure, but you might not realize how easily eating out could put you and your kids at risk. Many...

Tone Up Your Triceps With These Top Strength Exercises

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Working your triceps might not always be top of mind, but toning the muscles that run along the backs of your upper arms is key to the smooth functioning...

Bystanders Key to Cutting Cardiac Arrest Deaths

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting is a leading cause of disease-related health loss in the United States, a new study says. But bystander use...

One-Third of U.S. Kids Have Back Pain, Study Says

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As American kids pack on the pounds, the number of those with back pain is on the rise. One in three between the ages of 10 and 18 said they had backaches...

Chickens Help Scientists Pinpoint Origin of Rare, Deadly Virus

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Much like a canary in a coal mine, Florida chickens have warned researchers of a rare but deadly mosquito-borne virus in their midst. These sentinels have...

Vets Who Get Opioids From VA, Medicare at Higher Overdose Risk

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many military veterans can get prescription opioid painkillers from both the VA and Medicare, putting them at nearly triple the risk for an overdose, new...

1 in 3 Young Adults Suffers From Loneliness in U.S.

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For young adults, drugs and distracted driving are well-recognized health threats. Far less attention is paid to loneliness. But loneliness is common --...

Blacks, Hispanics Bear Burden of Air Pollution: Study

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution caused mainly by white Americans has the greatest impact on black and Hispanic Americans, a new study says. "Similar to previous studies, we...

Nutritional Supplements Don't Ward Off Depression: Study

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin pills and other supplements won't prevent depression, but promoting better eating habits might help, new research suggests. The study...

Agent Orange's Toxic Legacy in Vietnam

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A toxic byproduct of Agent Orange is still widespread in Vietnam's soil and water and is getting into food supplies, a new study claims. Agent Orange was a...

Which Type of Exercise Might Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting your muscle strength could help ward off type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Even moderate amounts of resistance exercise may help prevent type...

Slow Down! Eating Too Fast Can Pile on the Pounds

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Has your hectic lifestyle turned you into someone who gulps down meals? People who eat quickly tend to eat more and have a higher body mass index (a...

Stretches for Calves, Hamstrings and Quads

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stretching your leg muscles can improve your flexibility and prevent injury. Here are three stretches that you can do every day and at every age. Start...

Poor Asthma Control Tied to Worse School Performance

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Kids with poorly controlled asthma struggle in school, especially those who are ethnic minorities, a new study reports. Researchers evaluated asthma and...

Breast Implants Top List of Plastic Surgeries

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever are trying to reshape their bodies with breast and butt implants, liposuction and "thigh lifts," a new report shows. Almost 18...

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