ARCHIVE: October 2019

Certain Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Suicide Risk in Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of blood pressure medication might be associated with an increased risk of suicide, a new study suggests. People taking angiotensin receptor...

How to Make Your Own Healthy Chicken Tenders

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you a chicken finger fanatic, but worried about what might be lurking in the take-out versions? The solution is simple: Do it yourself. Making chicken...

PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke in Younger Adults

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests. For the study,...

Is That Statin Doing You Any Good?

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who take cholesterol-lowering statins may not benefit from them, researchers say. Drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and fluvastatin (Lescol)...

A Workout to Shape Your Shoulders

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Don't shrug off working your delts, the muscles of your shoulders. Besides assisting with good posture, strong shoulders help you lift and carry items with...

Surgery Helps Tough-to-Treat Acid Reflux

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that doesn't respond to the usual treatments, a complex surgery may help, a new study finds. In...

Stress in Pregnancy May Affect Baby's Sex, Preterm Delivery...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Physical and mental stress during pregnancy may influence the baby's sex, and physical stress may increase the risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests...

For Kids With Genetic Condition, Statins May Be Lifesavers

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When children with genetically high cholesterol are prescribed statins, it can drastically cut their risk of heart disease and death before the age of 40...

Next-Gen Artificial Pancreas Boosts Blood Sugar Control

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The latest version of the so-called artificial pancreas system helped people with type 1 diabetes gain even better control of their blood sugar levels...

Aging Population, Unhealthy Habits Underlie Expected Cancer Surge

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Due to population growth and aging, the number of cancer cases worldwide is expected to jump 60% by 2040 -- but unhealthy lifestyle habits are likely...

Brain Damage From Concussion Evident a Year Later

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion damage may linger a full year after an athlete returns to play, Canadian researchers report. "Brain recovery after concussion may be a more...

How Giant Dinosaurs Evolved to Stay Cool

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Giant dinosaurs, such as long-necked sauropods, evolved special cooling systems to prevent overheating and brain damage, according to a new study. "Small...

Irregular Periods, Shorter Life Span?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose menstrual cycles persistently vary from the 28-day norm may have an increased risk of earlier death, new research suggests. The study found...

AHA News: Lowering Blood Pressure May Prevent New Brain Lesions...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Many people know treating high blood pressure reduces the odds of a heart attack, stroke or heart failure. Now, a new study suggests...

AHA News: 'New Amsterdam' a Drama, But It Looks at...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The New Amsterdam Medical Center is an active place. At any second, the ER might have to revive a man whose heart stopped after a...

Depression, Anxiety Can Dampen Efforts to Recover From a Heart...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Recovering from a heart attack can be tough, but new research suggests that depression, anxiety and stress can make it even tougher. "Anxiety may lead to...

Millet: A Whole Grain You Might Be Overlooking

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Don't let the names of exotic grains like millet keep you from trying them. They're as easy to make as standard white rice yet far more nutritious....

A Guide to Good Etiquette at the Gym

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Universal gym etiquette includes steps like turning off your cellphone whenever you're working out, being courteous when using shared equipment in the...

Moms' Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Birth...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery before pregnancy may lower obese women's odds of having a baby with major birth defects, new research suggests. For the study, the...

Can Testosterone Make Women Better Runners?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A little bit of testosterone cream might help women run faster longer, a new study suggests. Some female athletes have naturally high testosterone levels...

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