ARCHIVE: October 2019

Most Widely Prescribed Blood Pressure Med Might Not Be Best...

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans take an ACE inhibitor to help curb their high blood pressure -- in fact, these drugs are the most widely used antihypertensives in...

One-Third of U.S. Kids Too Sleepy to Succeed in School

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a finding that should prompt parents to crack down on their kids' screen time at night: New research shows that close to one-third of American...

Get Moving: Exercise Can Help Lower Older Women's Fracture...

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who get even light exercise, like a daily walk, may lower their risk of suffering a broken hip, a large study suggests. A number of studies have...

How Young Is Too Young to Leave Kids Home Alone?

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children should be at least 12 years old before they're left home alone for four hours or more, a majority of U.S. social workers surveyed say. Also, social...

How to Amp up the Quality of Your Sex Life

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Quality over quantity is an approach that can lead to a better sex life. Studies show that feeling satisfied with the sexual aspect of their relationship is...

Try These Homemade Chocolate Treats for Halloween

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- This Halloween, don't deny yourself tempting treats or throw your healthy eating plan out of whack when the kids indulge. The answer is chocolate-covered...

Skiing, Snowboarding Injuries Most Severe Among Younger Kids

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding are a great way to get kids active, but new research suggests extra safety measures may be in order for younger...

Kids' Trampoline Injuries Take Another Bounce Upwards

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Trampolines aren't just for backyards anymore, and the rise in commercial trampoline parks may be sparking a rise in kids' injuries, a new report finds. "...

Many Women Are Sharing Breast Milk, and That Has Health Experts...

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Informal" sharing of breast milk may be more common than thought, with too many parents mistakenly thinking it's risk-free, new research suggests. In a...

One Region Is Being Hit Hardest by U.S. Opioid Crisis

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More people die from drug overdoses in the northeastern U.S. than other regions, making it a major hotbed of the nation's opioid epidemic, a new federal...

Independent Pharmacies Are Closing Down Across the U.S.

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One in eight U.S. pharmacies closed in recent years, with independent pharmacies in cities taking the hardest hit, a new study shows. Specifically, 9,654...

Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Now Top 1,600

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1,600 Americans have now been struck by a severe, sometimes fatal, lung illness tied to vaping, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Don't Delay Surgery for Very Early-Stage Breast Cancer,...

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying surgery for a noninvasive breast cancer can have dire consequences, a new study shows. Longer delays in surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ (...

AHA News: Fresh Truck Helps Boston's Neighborhoods Connect...

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Three converted school buses rumble through 18 low-income Boston neighborhoods. They carry the cargo that for too long has been scarce:...

More TV, Smartphone Time Means More Sugary Drinks for Teens

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who stay glued to screens, be it televisions or electronic devices, are not only getting less exercise -- they're more likely to down too many sugary...

Windy, Humid Days Could Bring More Pain

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your great granddaddy may have been right about the weather worsening his arthritis. People with chronic pain conditions are more likely to suffer pain on...

Quad Training for Knee Support

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you're mountain biking, kicking a soccer ball with friends, or just sprinting down the street to catch a bus, your quadriceps are hard at work....

Don't Forget These Tips to Boost Your Memory

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you have a hard time remembering names or what to get at the supermarket, there are ways to boost your memory. According to a study in the journal...

More Teens Learning to Drive in Safer Conditions

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could America's roads become safer in the future? Maybe. A new online survey involving just over 1,400 participants showed that a growing number of...

Could AI Beat Radiologists at Spotting Bleeds in the Brain?

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Computer-driven artificial intelligence (AI) can help protect human brains from the damage wrought by stroke, a new report suggests. A computer program...

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