ARCHIVE: July 2019

HIV Lurking in Spinal Fluid Linked to Thinking Problems

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 -- (HealthDay News) Even with long-term treatment, HIV can still be found in the cerebrospinal fluid of some people with the AIDS-causing virus, a new study reports. And...

Would You Like a Lizard With That Salad?

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine this: You open a bag of fresh salad greens and out pops a lizard. Or worse. Unfortunately, that scenario is more common than many might think....

Newer Lung Cancer Screening Saves More Lives

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A newer form of lung cancer screening may mean fewer deaths from the disease, a new study contends. Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) instead of X-...

More Evidence That Socializing Helps Protect the Aging Brain

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Join a book club, take a cruise or just visit friends -- new research supports the notion that social activities help stave off mental decline as you age....

High Blood Pressure, 'Bad' Cholesterol Risky for Young...

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Act sooner rather than later to prevent heart disease, a new study suggests. This means young adults should not put off treating high blood pressure or...

Opioid Epidemic Doubled Number of U.S. Kids Sent to Foster Care

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The opioid epidemic appears to be literally tearing families apart. Children are being taken out of their homes at alarming rates because their parents are...

Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Too much social media might be too much for the mental well-being of teenagers, new research suggests. The more that teens used social media and watched...

The Happiness Dividend: Longer, Healthier Lives

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Happiness may truly be some of the best medicine available to us, a new study suggests. People happy with themselves and their well-being tend to live...

Healthy Living Can Cut Odds for Alzheimer's in People at...

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you are unlucky enough to carry genes that predispose you to Alzheimer's disease, a healthy lifestyle can minimize that risk, new research shows....

AHA News: Pregnancy Complications Could Be Early Sign of Heart...

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A new study confirms that when it comes to assessing heart health, an important question a doctor can ask an African American woman is, "Did...

Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Calorie Intake

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you skip or skimp on breakfast, grab a quick lunch and then load up at dinner, your food intake is likely out of sync with your body's needs. Not...

Dance Your Way to Better Health

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two very different studies show that dancing is more than just fun. It can keep your mind sharp and your heart healthy. The first was done in the United...

Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over a five-year period, more than 21,000 Americans aged 21 and younger died from firearm-related injuries. But when states have stricter gun laws, fewer...

Is Sex Good Medicine for Parkinson's?

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Can sex help improve the health of a Parkinson's patient? It might -- at least for some. So claims a new two-year study that tracked the sexual habits and...

Swimming Lessons a Must for Everyone

SUNDAY, July 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Swimming lessons can lower the risk of drowning, but black kids often miss out on learning this lifesaving skill, a leading pediatricians group says. "...

Summer Can Be Hard on Your Hearing

SATURDAY, July 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Some of the sounds of summer can pose a serious threat to your hearing. Outdoor concerts, fireworks, thunder, and lawn and garden equipment are among the...

High-Fiber Diets Might Shield Against a Common Pregnancy...

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More vegetables, more whole grains: New research finds that diets rich in fiber might help pregnant women avoid a dangerous spike in blood pressure. The...

Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of hospitalized pneumonia patients may be prescribed antibiotics for too long, increasing their risk for potentially harmful side effects,...

AHA News: After Stroke, Radio Legend Walks the Talk of Self-Care

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Patty Jackson has been dishing celebrity news and talking pop culture on Philadelphia radio stations for nearly four decades. "I've always...

Teens' Opioid Abuse May Be Gateway to Heroin

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who take prescription opioid painkillers to get high could be taking a step toward heroin use, researchers say. "Prescription opioids and heroin...

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