ARCHIVE: November 2019

Dramatic Rise in Eye Injuries From BB and Paintball Guns

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Popularized in movies, the phrase, "You'll shoot your eye out," is often repeated jokingly whenever someone talks about BB or paintball guns. But it's no...

Obesity May Change the Teen Brain, MRI Study Shows

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teenagers can have certain brain differences from their thinner peers -- changes that might signal damage from inflammation, a new, preliminary study...

Heart Medicines Priced Out of Reach for Many Americans

MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many working-age Americans struggle to pay for the heart medications that protect them from heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new study reports....

Keep Stress Under Control as Holiday Season Starts

SUNDAY, Nov. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stress abounds during the holiday season, but you can ease it, an expert says. The way to manage stress is to recognize it and take steps to minimize it so...

Three Tips for Getting Your Zzzzzz's

SATURDAY, Nov. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans aren't getting a solid seven hours of sleep a night, putting them at risk for diabetes, heart disease and obesity. But it's the brain...

Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce Grown in Salinas, Calif., Due to...

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Friday issued a warning to consumers to avoid all romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., due to possible...

Caregivers Need to Care for Themselves

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a caregiver for a family member, you need to look after your own mental health to provide the best care for others, an expert says. Caregivers are...

Music Career Might Bring Ringing in the Ears

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being a musician might be hard on your hearing, new British research suggests. Those in the music industry have a much higher risk of tinnitus than people...

An HIV Med Is Tied to Too-Small Heads in Newborns

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to women who take the HIV drug efavirenz during pregnancy have a higher risk of small head size -- a birth defect known as microcephaly --...

AHA News: Areas Hit Hardest by Recession Saw Jump in Heart Death...

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Communities suffering the most after the Great Recession had the biggest increase in heart disease deaths in the years that followed,...

AHA News: Serious Heart Defects Increase Heart Failure Risk in...

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Babies born with serious heart defects are surviving to adulthood in greater numbers, but new research shows they face another hurdle when...

Bacteria Could Be Weapon Against Mosquito-Borne Dengue

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Lab-altered mosquitoes have made a big dent in the spread of dengue fever, researchers report. How? Australian scientists released mosquitoes carrying a...

Two-Thirds of Child Abuse Survivors Do Well as Adults

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two in three survivors of childhood sexual abuse have good mental health, but a new study suggests that social isolation, chronic pain, substance abuse and...

4 in 5 Adolescents Worldwide Don't Exercise Enough

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Four of five older children and teens around the world don't get the recommended amount of physical activity, a new study says. Researchers analyzed data...

New Role for Modern Family's Julie Bowen: Flu Fighter

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As the long-running television show "Modern Family" wraps up its final season, one of the show's stars is taking on a new role raising awareness about the...

Diet Pill, Laxative Use Often Precedes an Eating Disorder

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Girls and young women who use diet pills and laxatives to control their weight are at increased risk for eating disorders, a new study finds. Researchers...

Don't Let Salmonella Make Your Thanksgiving a Turkey

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With Thanksgiving but a week away, U.S. health officials want to be sure you don't get sick from any salmonella that might be lurking in your turkey. In...

Obesity Rates Fall for Many Young Kids in Federal Nutrition...

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Forty-one states and territories have seen drops in obesity rates among young children enrolled in a U.S. nutrition program, a new study shows. "...

Music Integral to All Cultures, in Similar Ways: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Music truly is a universal language, researchers say. An international team of scientists conducted a five-year study that looked at every society with...

'Designer Babies' a Long Way Off

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Designer babies" aren't going to be a reality anytime soon, researchers say. Concerns about genetically altering embryos to have desired traits have been...

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