ARCHIVE: July 2019

Just 300 Fewer Calories a Day Brings a Health Benefit

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you trim out only 300 calories a day -- the equivalent of six Oreo cookies -- that could be all it takes to cut diabetes and heart disease risk, new...

Does Being a Preemie Doom Your Love Life?

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Preemie babies face a host of potential lifelong health problems, but a new analysis suggests the cards of love might also be stacked against them....

Adopt a Diet That's Good for Your Gut

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having "friendly" bacteria in your digestive system is important for good health. They help the body extract nutrients from food, and boost the immune system...

Elbows Key to Your Walking Efficiency , Study Shows

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Do you pump your arms while walking? Keeping your arms straight while walking is much more energy-efficient than walking with bent arms, but arm position...

8 in 10 Americans Want Less Nicotine in Cigarettes: CDC

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No matter the age, race, gender, education or income level, most Americans favor forcing tobacco companies to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to make...

When You Time Your Workout May Be Key to Staying Slim

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight is one thing, but keeping it off is another. Now, a new study suggests that exercising at the same time each day is key. The research, on 375...

Make the Most of Summer's Sweet Treat: Delicious Corn

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sweet corn is an irresistible summer veggie and a good source of fiber. Ideally, you want to eat it as soon as possible after it's picked, but you can store...

CPR Less Likely for Black Kids in Poor Neighborhoods: Study

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cardiac arrest is rare in children. But a new study finds that if it does happen, kids are less likely to get life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (...

For Kids With Rare Condition, 'Restricted' Diets Can...

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two young patients -- one 3 and the other 13 -- have a rare condition that calls for a highly restricted diet. Both have so much trouble eating that they...

Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women can take comfort in new findings that suggest flu vaccines won't harm their fetuses. Canadian researchers examined data on more than 104,...

Is an Elusive U.S. Total Ban on Asbestos Finally in Sight?

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new U.S. government rule on asbestos is at best a toothless measure against the cancer-causing material, critics charge. The rule, laid out by the U.S....

AHA News: 5 Threats to Heart Health You May Not Be Aware Of

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Many people can recite the major risk factors for heart disease, the stuff of posters, public service ads and dire warnings: smoking, high...

Cuts in Trainee Doctor Hours Haven't Harmed Patients

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting back on the grueling hours that U.S. medical residents spend in training doesn't translate into poorer care, new research shows. When training...

Tongue, Lip Snip Surgeries May Be Overused in U.S. Newborns

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Too many American newborns may be undergoing unnecessary tongue and lip surgeries to improve their ability to breastfeed, a new study finds. These minor "...

How to Find Your Best Exercise Style

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you trapped in an exercise routine that's good for your body, but isn't motivating your spirit? It's time to find your exercise style. One way is to...

A Healthy Twist on a Classic Eggplant Recipe

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eggplant is a high-fiber food that will leave you feeling satisfied and well-nourished. Most people think of the classic purple-colored vegetable, but...

No Amount of Running Is Too Hard on Your Heart

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ultramarathons are grueling races that typically range anywhere from 30 to 100 miles, but new research suggests that even these distances don't tax the...

More Evidence Fried Food Ups Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Check out the menus at any county fair -- corn dogs, fried Oreos, even fried butter -- and you'll quickly see that Americans love fried foods. But yet...

Sugary Sodas, Juices Tied to Higher Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that sugary drinks help people pack on unwanted pounds. But new research suggests that sweetened sodas, sports drinks and even 100...

New Migraine Drug Might Help When Other Meds Don't

WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new migraine drug might offer an alternative to people who do not get relief from current medications, a new trial suggests. The drug, called...

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