ARCHIVE: September 2019

Toes Become Fingers in the Brains of 'Foot Painters'

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you use your feet like hands from birth, the brain will create a different "map" of the toes that's more like the one it has for the fingers, new...

Avocado Toast With a Twist

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's a pricy mainstay on restaurant menus, but avocado toast is an easy and healthy breakfast or lunch that you can make at home. Avocados are full of...

Talking Health: The Vocabulary of Fitness

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Doing the right amount of exercise every day is a top health goal. To make sure you're getting all the right types of exercise, you want to get familiar...

Booze Taxes Don't Make Up for Societal Costs of Excess...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol taxes do little to reduce the burden on American taxpayers for the harmful impacts of heavy drinking, a new study finds. The cost of harm caused...

New Strain of Strep Causing Cases of Scarlet Fever

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new, more toxic strain of strep A bacteria is causing an outbreak of scarlet fever among British children, researchers report. The upswing in scarlet...

Sleep Position Unlikely to Affect Baby's Health in...

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women are often told to sleep on their left side to reduce the risk of stillbirth, but new research suggests they can choose whatever position is...

Are Hookahs Safer Than Cigarettes? Chemical Study Says No Way

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hookahs may be more dangerous than other types of smoking due to high levels of toxic chemicals, carbon monoxide and ultrafine particles, researchers warn...

Dogs Help Injured Vets Cope

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A big floppy-faced St. Bernard saved the life of Army veteran and combat medic Brian Gliba -- but not in the way you might think. Gliba first met Zeus in...

If a Child's Schoolwork Slips, Don't Rule Out Hearing...

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Falling school grades could be a sign of hearing loss in children, according to the American Academy of Audiology. "A child with just minor hearing loss...

Would a Health Warning on Every Cigarette Help Smokers Quit?

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Health warnings on individual cigarettes could be a more powerful way to coax smokers to quit than warnings on packages, British researchers say. They...

AHA News: How to Fix a Flint Neighborhood? 'Come at It From...

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A music production studio, boxing lessons, employment programs, and health and wellness projects – just some of the elements it...

Cancer Patients Turning to Crowdfunding to Help Pay Medical Costs

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer takes a huge emotional toll on patients, but a new study finds the financial costs are also so high that many are resorting to crowdfunding to help...

Study Points to Herd Immunity Against HPV in Unvaccinated U.S....

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The United States could be approaching a state of herd immunity against human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus linked to several cancers. Oral HPV infections...

Don't Blame Technology for Young People's Mood...

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time on their phones or online doesn't harm teens' mental health, according to a new study that challenges a widely held belief. "It may be time...

Fast Prep Steps for Healthier Salads

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Make the most of your farmers market bounty with fast salads that highlight end-of-summer's best produce, like a filling Cobb salad with tomatoes, corn,...

How to Fight Hidden Causes of Inflammation

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tamping down inflammation is a must for people with a chronic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. But you can be exposed to damaging...

Occasional Naps Do a Heart Good, Swiss Study Finds

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could grabbing a nap once or twice a week help you live longer? A new study reports the occasional nap appears to cut in half people's risk of heart attack...

Are Shorter Folks at Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being shorter than average can bring numerous annoyances, but a new study suggests it might also heighten a person's odds for type 2 diabetes. The German...

HRT Could Benefit Younger Women After Hysterectomy

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Estrogen therapy may help younger women live longer after having their uterus and ovaries surgically removed, new research reports. The study found that...

Docs Prescribe More Opioids at Certain Time of Day

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As the day wears on and doctors are rushed and tired, they are more likely to prescribe opioid painkillers, a new study finds. Interestingly, they weren't...

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