ARCHIVE: July 2019

Pot Use During Early Pregnancy on the Rise

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pot use and pregnancy hardly go hand-in-hand for health reasons, but more American women are using marijuana just before and right after they become pregnant...

Astronauts: Exercise More in Space, Faint Less on Earth

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As Americans mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and man's first steps on the surface of the moon, a new study offers a solution for a vexing...

Preterm Births to Hispanic Women Climbed After Trump's...

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of preterm births to Hispanic women in the United States inched up shortly after the 2016 election -- raising the question of whether the...

Delicious, Do-It-Yourself Cauliflower Rice

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In the quest to lighten up on carbs and refined grains, cauliflower rice is the hands-down favorite substitute. But you don't have to buy pricy, pre-riced...

Strength-Training Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You don't have to go to the gym to get a great muscle-building workout. You don't even need equipment. There are many bodyweight-only exercises for strength...

Music Soothes the Stressed Soul Before Surgery

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Music may be as powerful as drugs in calming patients before they undergo surgery, new research suggests. It worked just as well as a tranquilizer before...

Is Caffeine Fueling Your Anxieties?

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you struggle with anxiety, you might want to skip that second cup of coffee, new research suggests. For some people, caffeine may help with concentration...

Diabetes Raises Heart Failure Risk More in Women Than Men

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes brings with it a variety of long-term complications, but at least one of those -- heart failure -- is a bigger threat to women than men, new...

Hey! That's the Wrong Knee, Doctor

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Say you go in for knee surgery and find the surgeon operated on the wrong leg. Or you received a drug you know you're allergic to. It happens. In fact,...

Number of American Smokers Who've Tried to Quit Has Stalled

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even if it takes multiple attempts, a majority of smokers do finally kick the habit. But new research finds the percentage of smokers who are even trying...

15 Minutes Matters With Strokes

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Just 15 minutes can make a difference when someone is struck by a stroke, new research suggests. The study included more than 6,700 patients in the United...

How to Eliminate Added Sugars From Your Diet

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People are getting the message about the dangers of sugar. Nearly 70% of Americans have cut back on foods high in added sugars, according to a survey...

How to Make Your Child's Hospital Stay Safer, Less Stressful

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 3 million kids are hospitalized in the United States every year. Whether it's for a planned test or surgery or an injury or other emergency,...

Money Motivates Smokers to Quit Long Term, Study Finds

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Financial rewards for quitting smoking do help smokers -- including pregnant women -- kick the habit and remain smoke-free, a new study confirms. "...

As Heat Bakes the Nation, Expert Offers Tips to Stay Safe

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The heat is on. Across two-thirds of the United States, over 115 million Americans live where some level of heat alert is already in effect, and 290...

The 'Bottom' Blood Pressure Number Matters, Too

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to blood pressure readings, the "top" number seems to grab all the attention. But a large, new study confirms that both numbers are, in fact...

Another Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects and doesn't appear safe for use, a new study argues. Kratom, made from the leaves of a...

WHO Declares Congo Ebola Outbreak a 'Global Health...

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called the year-old outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency, The...

New Test Can Pinpoint Which Pancreatic Cysts Might Turn Cancerous

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To have surgery or not to have surgery? That is the big question for hundreds of thousands of Americans diagnosed each year with a pancreatic cyst. The...

A New and Better Way to 'Stage' Alzheimer's...

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's is the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain, but what part those plaques play in the development of the...

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