ARCHIVE: July 2019

Chinese Scientists Cut Local Numbers of Dangerous Mosquito by 94...

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Some mosquitoes spread diseases to humans through their bite, passing along harmful pathogens like Zika, dengue fever, West Nile virus and chikungunya....

AHA News: Doctor's 'Little Heart Attack' Turned...

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- For about a year, Michael Feldman occasionally got a burning feeling in his chest. An antacid tablet usually resolved it, so he figured...

Clues to Why Women Have Higher Odds for Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of Alzheimer's disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why. A team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center,...

Medical Marijuana Won't Help Ease Opioid Crisis: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Some proponents of medical marijuana have claimed that its use against pain might help curb the ongoing crisis of opioid abuse. But a new study refutes...

Autism Largely Caused by Genetics, Not Environment: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The largest study of its kind, involving more than 2 million people across five countries, finds that autism spectrum disorders are 80% reliant on...

Wake Up Your Breakfast With Delicious Whole Grains

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking to change up that sugary bowl of cold cereal, quinoa and amaranth are nutritious alternatives. These tiny grains (they're actually...

Exercises to Head Off a Painful Rotator Cuff Injury

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The rotator cuff refers to a group of four distinct muscles and tendons that connect to each shoulder and stabilize the humerus, the upper arm bone....

Menstrual Cups Equal Pads, Tampons in Effectiveness, Data Shows

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- They're gaining in popularity among women, and a new study finds menstrual cups to be just as safe and as effective as disposable pads or tampons....

At Risk for Alzheimer's? Exercise Might Help Keep It at Bay

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you are at high risk for Alzheimer's disease, a little more exercise may buy you time, new research suggests. Folks with elevated levels of a...

Can a Broken Heart Contribute to Cancer?

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Broken heart syndrome" may harm more than just the heart, new research suggests. While the extreme stress of losing a loved one has been linked to heart...

Insect Stings Are Just a Buzzkill for Most Folks

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although unwelcome, insect stings pose a serious risk threat to only a small percentage of people, a medical expert says. "While millions of people suffer...

Disinfectants Can't Stop This Dangerous Hospital Germ

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Standard decontamination methods may not be enough to stop a dangerous hospital bug, known as Clostridium difficile. In a new study, researchers followed...

Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With most people never far from their cellphones, new research on college students finds that "problematic" use is tied to a variety of mental health...

Obesity May Boost Odds for MS in Kids

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children may be twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. And once obese children are diagnosed, they tend to have a...

AHA News: Best Way to End Homelessness and Its Health Impact?...

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The cycle of homelessness can have devastating long-term repercussions on health. A nonprofit program in Boston is tackling the problem by...

Hurricanes Can Hurt Survival Odds Among Those With Cancer

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When a hurricane strikes, as tropical storm Barry did this weekend in Louisiana, most people worry about the immediate health dangers such a storm poses....

Evolution Could Explain Why Staying Slim Is So Tough

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's not easy maintaining a healthy weight. Even when you manage to drop a few pounds, they often return. Why would the body seem to encourage obesity?...

Tough Rules on E-Cigs Might Push Folks Back to Smoking

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Banning flavors and lowering nicotine levels in electronic cigarettes is a strategy that could backfire, a new study suggests. Without those draws, many...

How to Protect Your DNA for Big Health Benefits

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might think that stress affects you only emotionally or that a lack of sleep simply leaves you feeling cranky. But these are among the many lifestyle...

Healthy, Delicious Cooking With Summer's Peaches, Plums

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sweet plums and peaches are great on their own, a good source of potassium and a sweet low-cal snack with only 40 calories each. But you can also use them...

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