ARCHIVE: November 2019

AHA News: If Not for 2-Year-Old, Young Mom Might Have Died

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The night she turned 37, Barbara Jackson put her 2-year-old daughter Olivia Copeland to bed and walked to the kitchen. She felt a little...

AHA News: Obesity, Other Factors May Speed Up Brain Aging

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new...

Packaged Caesar Salad Suspected as Possible Source in E. coli...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A brand of packaged Caesar salad is an early suspect in an outbreak of E. coli that's sickened 17 people in eight states, the U.S. Centers for Disease...

More U.S. Kids Are Shunning Sweetened Drinks

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- American youngsters are drinking far fewer sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks and getting far fewer calories from them than they used to, a new report...

Can You Beat the Blues With 'Downward Dog'?

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- New evidence bolsters the belief that yoga can offer real and lasting relief to people with depression. Dr. Chris Streeter, a psychiatrist at Boston...

Inducing Labor Safer Bet for Late-Term Pregnancies: Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of newborn death in late-term pregnancies may be lower if labor is induced rather than taking a wait-and-see approach, a new study suggests. It's...

She Lives With Seizures, and Public Stigma, Every Day

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most of the time, Eva Wadzinski is a typical college student. Then suddenly, she isn't. Wadzinski has epilepsy and has disruptive seizure clusters as...

Infants May Not Be as Immune to Measles as Thought

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A surprising new study upends the notion that antibodies passed from mother to fetus protect infants from measles for as much as a year. In fact, infants...

Doctors Spot a New, Severe Lung Illness Tied to Vaping

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Canadian researchers report a new twist on the spate of deaths and lung damage from vaping in the United States. A 17-year-old boy may well be the first...

Heart Disease Took Big Toll in Counties Hardest Hit by Recession

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. counties hit hardest by the recession of 2008-2009 had a larger increase in heart disease deaths among middle-aged adults than other counties, a new...

Using Psychedelic Brew 'Like Dreaming With Your Eyes Open...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An ingredient in the psychedelic brew ayahuasca causes "waking dreams" by significantly changing brain activity, a new study says. Ayahuasca is a tea or...

Ultrasound May Ease Common Form of Hand Tremor

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment that delivers ultrasound waves to the brain may bring lasting relief to some people with debilitating hand tremors, a new study finds. The...

Packaged Caesar Salad Suspected as Possible Source in E. coli...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A brand of packaged Caesar salad is an early suspect in an outbreak of E. coli that's sickened 17 people in eight states, the U.S. Centers for Disease...

AHA News: HIV Could Increase Risk of Death From Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- After a heart failure diagnosis, people who are HIV-positive are more likely to be hospitalized or die of any cause than those not...

AHA News: Eating Mindfully Through the Holidays – and...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Slow down before plowing through the holiday hors d'oeuvres or finishing off that overfilled plate of comfort food. An approach called...

Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids might benefit from supplements, new research...

Gunshot Survivors May Struggle With Emotional Aftermath for Years

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even years after a gunshot wound heals, shooting survivors may be at greater risk of alcohol abuse, drug abuse and unemployment, new research finds. The...

Doctors' Group Calls for Ban on Most Vaping Products

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Anal cancer rates have surged in the past 15 years, and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame, a new study suggests. "What...

Study Spots Ties Between Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Diseases

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis -- and people with rheumatoid...

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