ARCHIVE: September 2019

A Tasty, Good-for-You Treat: Roasted Garlic

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Few ingredients span the range of international cuisines as much as garlic. Garlic has a rich and interesting history as both a flavoring and a medicinal...

What Works Best Against Varicose Veins?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins, which can be both unsightly and painful, but the best way to get rid of them hasn't been clear...

Experimental Drug Works Quickly on Major Depression

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants typically take four to eight weeks to ease the debilitating symptoms of depression, but an early clinical trial found a new type of drug...

Clues to Why Epileptic Seizures Can Halt Breathing

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of the brain chemical serotonin are linked to a lower risk of potentially deadly seizure-related breathing pauses in people with epilepsy,...

Shaving 'Down There' Won't Raise STD Risks: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women who shave or wax their pubic hair aren't more likely to get chlamydia or gonorrhea, according to new research that challenges studies suggesting...

AHA News: So You Think You Can Survive a Heart Attack? Nigel...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Reality TV brought fame and fortune to Nigel Lythgoe. So, it's no surprise he can spin entertaining tales about the real-life drama he...

AHA News: Do NFL Players' Hearts Take a Hit From Football?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Tim Tyrrell talks about football like a man who loved every minute of his six years in the NFL. He relishes stories of the devastating...

U.S. Opioid Prescription Rate Is 7 Times That of Sweden

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amid an epidemic of opioid painkiller addiction, Americans are still being overprescribed narcotic painkillers compared to many other countries,...

Poverty Makes Heart Failure Even More Lethal, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new study helps confirm a dismal reality: Poor Americans are more likely to die from heart failure than their richer counterparts. The likely reasons?...

Easy Neck Stretches for Tension Relief

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It can happen when you're stuck in traffic, or hunched over for hours at your desk, or even sitting in the stands watching your child's lacrosse game --...

Poached Pears, Two Ways

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Looking for an elegant dessert that's healthy, too? Poached pears are ideal because they're sweet and hold their shape well during cooking. They can...

Many Older Americans Aren't Equipped to Weather Hurricanes...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As Hurricane Dorian continues to churn up the east coast of Florida, a new poll shows that many older Americans aren't fully prepared to cope with natural...

Poor Circulation in Legs? Statin Meds Can Keep You Living Longer

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Folks with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have a much lower risk of death if they take cholesterol-lowering statins as directed by their doctor, a new...

Hurricane Dorian Can Wreak Havoc on Heart Health

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As Hurricane Dorian rolls up the southeastern coast of the United States, most in its path worry about having enough water, food and batteries to ride the...

Coming Soon: A 'Pot Breathalyzer'?

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Driving while high on marijuana can be as dangerous and illegal as driving drunk, but unlike alcohol, there's no way to detect pot on your breath. That...

Paperwork, High Costs Could Mean Worse Survival for Lung Cancer...

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors can help certain patients with advanced lung cancer live longer and better. But high out-of-pocket costs might stand...

Exercise May Be of Extra Benefit to People With Heart Disease

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise benefits heart disease patients more than healthy people, according to a new study. It found that while stepping up physical activity...

Bans Not Keeping Drivers With Implanted Defibrillators off the...

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One in three patients who have implanted devices for irregular heartbeats still drive, despite being banned from getting behind the wheel, a new Danish...

AHA News: She Appeared to Be a Healthy Athlete, But Nobody Had...

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- One of the first things Sarah Jane Stallings did when she and her husband, Bo, took over the CrossFit gym in her hometown of Russellville,...

AHA News: Education Seems Tied to Death Risk for Heart Disease...

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- How long people stay in school may play a significant role in predicting how well those with coronary heart disease will fare, according to...

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