ARCHIVE: November 2019

Where 'Superbugs' Lurk in Your Home - and How to Stop...

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have learned more about how a "superbug" infection can infiltrate your home -- and they have some suggestions for protecting your family....

Sleep Deprivation a Big Drain on the Brain

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you feel like you can't think straight after a sleepless night, new research suggests you are not imagining things. The mental impacts of sleep...

Caffeine, Cough Medicines: What's in the Average Blood...

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you ever get a blood transfusion, that supposedly pure blood is likely to contain something more: caffeine, cough medicine and an anti-anxiety drug, a...

Vitamin E Compound Likely Culprit Behind Vaping Lung Illnesses,...

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past year, nearly 2,300 Americans have been sickened -- and 47 have died -- from a mysterious and severe lung illness tied to vaping. Now, a study...

AHA News: For Better or For Worse, a Couple's Heart Health...

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Tom and Martta Kelly don't need a study to tell them how couples influence one another's health. Married for 11 years, the West Orange, New...

AHA News: Blood Clots, Uncontrolled Bleeding and a Stroke &...

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Near the end of her second pregnancy, Amanda Moreland sliced open her knee. She applied pressure with a towel but couldn't fully stop the...

Hibernating Animals Give Clues to Obesity in Humans

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A look at the genetics of hibernating animals might shed light on obesity in humans. "Hibernators have evolved an incredible ability to control their...

Life Expectancy Shrinks for America's Working-Age Adults

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despair, as evidenced in rising rates of drug abuse and suicide, may be eroding the average life expectancy of Americans, a new study finds. Deaths among...

Dramatic Drop Seen in Kids Choking to Death on Household Objects

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Efforts to reduce choking deaths among young children seem to have paid off: A new report finds the number of kids dying from choking on household objects...

Play It Safe With Holiday Foods

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When preparing the Thanksgiving feast this week, don't forget food safety, a medical expert says. Each year, about 48 million Americans get sick, 128,000...

Fewer Americans Now Struggle With 'Problem' Pot Use

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There are fewer problem "potheads" today than before the wave of marijuana legalization that's swept the United States, a new analysis of federal survey...

Heart Attack or Not? Apple Watch Might Give the Answer

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A doctor armed with your Apple Watch might be able to tell if you're suffering from a heart attack, researchers report. A physician should be able to gather...

Penicillin Allergy Less Common Than Thought: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans think they're allergic to penicillin, but they're not, a new study reveals. This erroneous belief adds millions of dollars to health...

Smallest Tots Spending Too Much Time on Screens

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even infants are now watching screens, and as they grow so does the time they spend doing it, two new studies show. In fact, watching TVs, computers,...

Hitting the Highway This Holiday Season? Buckle Up in Front and...

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're among the millions of Americans planning to take to the road this holiday season, remember to make everybody in your vehicle buckle up. Each year...

AHA News: Sweet Potatoes Are a Holiday Dish to Be Thankful For

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Sweet potatoes and yams are a Thanksgiving staple for many families, which makes it important to understand one key fact: Sweet potatoes are...

AHA News: Regular Fasting Could Lead to Longer, Healthier Life

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Regular fasting is associated with lower rates of heart failure and a longer life span, according to two new studies. Researchers sought to...

Can Air Pollution Take a Toll on Your Memory?

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may trigger Alzheimer's-like brain changes and speed memory decline in older adults, a new study suggests. Previous research has implied that...

Opioid Exposure in Womb Alters the Infant Brain

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to opioids in the womb may affect an area of the newborn brain that regulates emotions, a new study shows. Researchers used MRIs to assess brain...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released From Hospital After Health Scare

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital on Sunday after being admitted on Friday with chills and a fever. The news of her...

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