ARCHIVE: July 2019

The 411 on Unsaturated Fats

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be as confused about what dietary advice to pass on to their patients as the patients themselves -- even when it comes to protecting against...

Childhood Cancer Steals Over 11 Million Years of Healthy Life:...

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are closing in on the toll of childhood cancer, finding it stole 11.5 million years of healthy life lost worldwide in 2017. Premature death...

Clogged Leg Arteries May Not Require Invasive Surgery

TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Less invasive treatment of severely clogged leg arteries appears to be as effective as open surgery, according to a new study. Researchers followed...

Stress Takes Toll in Very Complicated Births

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A "dual burden" of serious maternal complications and premature birth occurs in about one in 270 births, a new study finds. But hospital staff are often...

High Levels of Estrogen in Womb Might Raise Autism Risk

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New British research is bolstering the theory that elevated levels of sex hormones in the uterus could play a role in autism risk. Prior studies had already...

AHA News: A Date With 'The Heartbreaker,' Then Open-...

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Angie Bryan and her date were taking a stroll on a Saturday afternoon when she started to lag behind. Way behind. As she slowed to the point...

What Happens When Parents Talk to Kids Frankly About Sex?

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who worry about discussing sex with their kids can relax: New research shows it leads teens to adopt safer practices and doesn't make them more...

Could Your Cellphone Charger Electrocute You?

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Because of their capacity to distract, cellphones and sleep are not the best of bedfellows. But besides keeping you awake, new research warns that bringing...

Trying to Avoid a Second Stroke? Blood Pressure Control Is Key

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you've already had one stroke, your risk for another is much higher. But new research found that well-controlled blood pressure can reduce that risk by...

Living With Repetitive Strain Injury

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can affect anyone who uses his or her hands a lot and repeats the same movements over and over again. It can develop whether...

Why You Still Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After vitamins and minerals, fish oil with its omega-3 fatty acids is the most widely used supplement, taken by an estimated 10% of Americans. So, when...

Family Home, Football Field Most Dangerous Spots for Kids'...

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Falls from beds, uneven floors and playing football are leading causes of nonfatal brain injuries in American kids, new research shows. For the study,...

Where Is Your Risk of Dying Greatest After Surgery?

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have noncardiac surgery are much more likely to die after they leave the hospital than in the operating room, a new study finds. Researchers...

One Gene Change 2 Million Years Ago Left Humans Vulnerable to...

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As far as scientists know, humans are the only species that get heart attacks linked to clogged arteries. Now, new research suggests that just one DNA...

Racial Disparity in Care Starts With Youngest, Frailest Patients

MONDAY, July 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many studies have uncovered racial gaps in health care in the United States, but now a new review confirms that the disparity begins at birth. The review,...

What You Need to Know Before Your Next Blood Test

SUNDAY, July 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test may seem like a simple thing, but it can do so much. It can diagnose disease, reveal how well your organs work and whether a course of treatment...

Some Meds and Driving a Dangerous Duo

SATURDAY, July 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Be careful about what medications you take before you get behind the wheel. Most drugs won't affect your ability to drive, but some prescription and over-...

Athletes With ADHD May Need More Time to Recover From Concussion...

FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes with attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be slower to recover from a concussion and may have more severe symptoms. That's...

Surgery Not a Relapse Risk for MS Patients

FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery is safe for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study finds. "The idea that patients with MS might be at an increased risk of relapse...

Americans Are Spending Even More Time Sitting, Study Shows

FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The United States has grown a bumper crop of couch potatoes in recent years, a new study reports. The amount of time people spend sitting around actually...

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