ARCHIVE: September 2019

Suicide Becoming All Too Common in U.S.

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide continues to become more common in the United States, with rural areas hit hardest by this ongoing crisis of despair, a new study reports....

AHA News: Pumpkin Pulp, Seeds Lower Blood Pressure in Rat Study

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Incorporating pumpkin pulp or seeds into a healthy diet may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to a new study using rats. The...

Can Older Women Stop Getting Mammograms?

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Although regular screening mammograms can catch breast cancer early, new research suggests women over 75 who have chronic illnesses can probably skip this...

Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Double, Vitamin E Acetate Leading...

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping has now doubled, with more than 450 people in 33 states struck by the illness, U.S. health...

'First Responders' on 9/11 Face Lingering Heart Woes,...

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The firefighters who flooded into Ground Zero on 9/11 put their lives on the line to help others. Now, a new study shows they are still paying the price for...

Get Spicy With Homemade No-Salt Seasonings

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Spices add not only great flavor to foods, but also micronutrients for a healthy diet. Spice blends can be especially zesty, but many on grocery store...

How Phubbing Can Threaten Your Love Life

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As helpful as your smartphone is, it's easy to develop an unhealthy attachment to it, one that can even become an addiction. It also can isolate you from...

Kids in Poor Neighborhoods Face Higher Odds for Obesity as Adults

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Growing up in a poor neighborhood significantly increases kids' odds of becoming obese adults, and the risk is highest among teens, a new study says. It...

PTSD a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may make a woman more vulnerable to ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data...

Scientists ID Genes Tied to Left-Handedness

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, scientists have found four spots on your DNA that might determine whether you wield your pen with your left hand. Of the four gene...

Health Officials Close in on Culprit in Vaping Lung Injury Cases

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Lab tests have found a chemical derived from vitamin E in samples of vaping products that have sickened people in 25 states. Investigators at the U.S....

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Still Higher With Some Minorities

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy is a far riskier undertaking for many minority women than it is for white women in the United States, a new government study shows. The chances...

AHA News: Now a 2-Time Survivor, Tedy Bruschi Still Tackling...

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Former NFL star Tedy Bruschi spent the last 14 years showing what a stroke survivor could do: continue playing pro football, climb Mount...

Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among the Young in Wealthy Nations

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer rates among young adults are on the rise in the United States, Canada and seven other wealthy nations, even though rates among older adults...

Going Vegetarian Good for Your Heart, But May Up Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vegetarianism is all the rage these days, but a new study suggests that slicing meat from your diet might raise your risk of stroke slightly. While...

Even Small Improvements in Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Help...

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Small, lasting changes in cholesterol and blood pressure levels can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes over a lifetime, new research...

High Post-Hospital Death Rate Trails Ebola Survivors

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The overall death rate of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may have been underestimated, with new research finding survivors could have a five times...

Hurricanes Like Dorian Take Heavy Toll on Mental Health

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When severe storms or hurricanes like Dorian sweep through communities with high winds and flooding, they can leave more than physical damage in their wake...

Getting Hitched Might Lower Your Odds for Dementia

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage has been said to deflect depression, stave off stress, even help people live longer. Now a new study says it may also decrease your chance of...

Secrets to Soothing a Cranky Baby Safely

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to calm a cranky baby can be stressful for parents, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has an important caution about what not to do. Don't...

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