ARCHIVE: July 2019

Plant-Based Diet Helps Keep Diabetes at Bay

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Turns out that the old adage -- an apple a day keeps the doctor away -- may actually be true. New research suggests that the more plant foods you eat, the...

Some of Most Common, Deadly Cancers Get the Least Research Money

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many of the most common or deadliest cancers receive the least research funding from nonprofits, a new study finds. "The goal of this study is not to...

Could Extra Weight Weaken Your Brain?

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Extra pounds and a wider waistline won't do your brain any favors as you get older, a new study suggests. In fact, obesity appears to accelerate brain...

Breast Implants Tied to Rare Cancer Recalled

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Allergan's textured breast implants will be recalled due to their link to a rare cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday....

AHA News: Exercise Caution Outdoors in the Summer Heat

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The higher the red line creeps up the thermometer gauge, the more red flags for outdoor exercise. Summer temperatures shouldn't stop...

Pregnant Women Exposed to More Risky CT Scans

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Use of risky CT scans during pregnancy has risen significantly in North America in the past two decades, a new study finds. "It's important to quantify...

Bigger Waistlines a Threat to Women's Health, Even Without...

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A widening waistline can harm the health of older women, even if they avoid obesity, new research suggests. It's a condition known as "central obesity...

Former NFL Players Have Higher Odds for Dangerous A-Fib

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Former pro football players typically have healthier hearts than the average Joe -- except when it comes to a type of heart rhythm disturbance, a new...

Could Climate Change Help Spread Dangerous Fungal Infection?

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scary new life-threatening fungal infections could soon menace mankind, thanks to climate change, a new report argues. In general, humans are incredibly...

Spice Up Your Cooking With Licorice-Scented Herbs

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Love the idea of using more exotic fresh herbs in your cooking, but not sure where to begin? Thai basil and tarragon are two to try. Thai basil and...

How to Protect Your Baby From Unsafe Products

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In an average year, close to 70,000 children under age 5 go to the emergency department because of injuries from common nursery items, according to the...

Traveling Abroad? Make Sure Your Measles Shot Is Up to Date

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Due to waning vaccination levels in some areas, measles outbreaks are back with a vengeance. But many globe-trotting Americans may not realize the...

Ex-NFL Player Helps Researchers Probe Long-Term Effects of Head...

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brian Duncan doesn't know why his brain still works as well as it does. Duncan, 67, got his bell rung more than once during his life -- as a professional...

Mediterranean Diet Has Big Benefits for Expectant Moms: Study

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could following a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy help head off gestational diabetes and excess weight gain? A British study says the answer is yes....

Higher Cost of New Cholesterol Drugs Putting Patients at Risk:...

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems are more likely in high-risk patients denied access to cutting-edge cholesterol-busting drugs called PCSK9...

AHA News: Early Pregnancy May Be a Prime Time to Promote Heart...

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Improving cardiovascular health during the early stages of pregnancy can lead not only to a healthier pregnancy, it also can greatly...

Screen Every Pregnant Woman for Hep B: Task Force

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- All pregnant women should be screened early for hepatitis B, to prevent the viral infection from being passed to newborns. So says the latest guideline...

Drug Experimentation and Summer a Dangerous Duo

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's summer, a time of music festivals and rock concerts. And drug experimentation? Apparently so, as new research shows many people try drugs for the...

A Health Home Run: Pro Baseball Players Live Longer, Healthier...

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It can look like a less strenuous sport than football or soccer, but professional baseball players might be the healthiest athletes out there, a new study...

More Clues to Mysterious Illness Among Staff at U.S. Embassy in...

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three years ago, U.S. diplomats in Cuba began experiencing hearing loss, dizziness and memory problems -- in what the Trump administration attributed...

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