ARCHIVE: September 2019

Nurturing Childhood Boosts Odds of a Happy Adult Life: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who grow up confident that their parents, friends and community have their back are far less likely to struggle with depression or other serious mental...

Treatment for Very-Preterm Infants May Lead to Antibiotic...

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Medical advances have enabled some babies who are born extremely early to survive, but they may need ongoing health care, including prolonged use of...

Having HIV May Heighten Stroke Risk

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV have a greatly increased risk of a common heart rhythm disorder that's a leading cause of stroke, a new study shows. The increased risk of...

Why Weight Gain Often Comes With Age

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It happens to most aging Americans: Excess pounds pile on, despite efforts to eat right and exercise. Now, research in fat cells reveals why it's so tough...

FDA Warns Juul About Illegal Marketing Claims and Pitch to Youth

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A warning letter has been sent to Juul Labs Inc. about illegal claims that its electronic cigarettes are safer than tobacco cigarettes, including a...

AHA News: Less TV, More Activity May Mean Extra Years Free of...

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- People who watch less TV and are physically active live more years free of heart disease, according to a new study. Past research has...

A 'Supercool' Breakthrough for Patients Awaiting Liver...

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new "supercooling" technique can triple the length of time a donor liver can be preserved before transplantation, researchers say. The new method -- which...

New Prosthetic Leg Can Feel Touch, Reduce 'Phantom Limb...

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After losing a lower leg, Savo Panic received a prosthetic limb that helped restore movement. But prostheses are imperfect, and he suffered tremendous "...

Soups Are the New Smoothies

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When made at home, smoothies can be delicious and nutritious (store-bought versions often contain lots of sugar and an abundance of calories). But when it...

The Alexander Technique: What Could It Do for You?

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The Alexander Technique has been used for more than 100 years to improve performance, posture and other body mechanics, yet it's arguably the least well...

40-Year Study Sees Steady Rise in Pregnant Women's Blood...

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past four decades, the U.S. has seen a sharp rise in the number of pregnant women with high blood pressure, new research reveals. For the study,...

Drink Coffee, Avoid Gallstones?

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To the many ways in which coffee seems to confer unexpected health benefits, add a lowered risk of painful gallstones. After tracking nearly 105,000 Danes...

Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment Does Not Put Seniors at Risk...

SATURDAY, Sept. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive treatment to lower high blood pressure can decrease older adults' risk of sharp blood pressure drops that can cause dizziness and increase the...

'Hot' Yoga, Hula Dance Your Way to Healthy Blood...

SATURDAY, Sept. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate exercise is known to improve blood pressure -- and that may include activities that are more exotic than a brisk walk, two preliminary studies...

Dark Skin No Protection Against Sun's Harmful Rays

SUNDAY, Sept. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The widely held belief that people with dark skin don't need to use sunscreen is a potentially deadly myth, an expert warns. "There's a common colloquial...

Back-to-School Tips for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (Healthday News) -- Heading back to school can be especially stressful for children with autism and their parents, but preparation and establishing a routine can make it easier...

AHA News: Scientists Find Biological Link Between High Blood...

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Researchers have identified a protein that may be a risk factor for both high blood pressure and breast cancer. Previous studies have...

Medical Schools Still Short on Minority Students

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite calls for more diversity among doctors in the United States, a new study shows that minorities remain underrepresented in medical schools....

Some People Vaccinated Against Mumps May Not Be Protected: Study

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There are gaps in immunity against mumps among college-aged Americans who were vaccinated in childhood, researchers say. New findings show the need to learn...

Diabetes Control Has Stalled Across U.S.

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. adults with diabetes are no more likely to meet disease control targets than they were in 2005, a new study finds. Typically, diabetes treatment...

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