ARCHIVE: November 2019

Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients' Health

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room visits for high blood pressure surged following last year's recall of the popular heart drug valsartan, Canadian researchers report....

It's Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women's...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's not uncommon for a woman's sex life to slow down with age, but hormones aren't the only reason she might not be in the mood, a new study suggests....

Grandma Isn't So Lonely After All

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even though older adults may have smaller social networks than younger adults, they have similar numbers of close friends and levels of well-being, a new...

Animal Study Offers Hope for Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that might one day counter some of the damage of severe brain injury in humans, researchers report that embryonic neurons implanted in brain-...

They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here's What Happened...

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people think of their brain as an overstuffed attic. Every square-inch is either crammed with information or working overtime to help the body function...

As Disease Outbreaks Tied to 'Anti-Vaxxers' Rise,...

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases are on the across rise in the United States, often fueled by "anti-vaxxer" parents reluctant to immunize their...

AHA News: Bacteria in Your Spit Might Play a Role in Heart...

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Bacteria in the saliva of people with clogged arteries appears to be different from that of healthy people, according to a small study. The...

AHA News: Erectile Dysfunction May Up the Odds for Irregular...

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Men with erectile dysfunction are more likely to be diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, according to a new study. Atrial fibrillation...

Time to Rethink Ideas About Exercise, Sickle Cell Disease?

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Mild exercise is safe and beneficial for people with sickle cell disease, contrary to traditional beliefs, a new study finds. Sickle cell disease affects...

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' Procedure Dangerous for...

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Squeezing the last drops of blood from the umbilical cord has been touted to help preterm babies get more of the nutrients they need, but it may be...

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests. The study, of nearly 1,700...

Most Parents Struggle to Spot Depression in Teens

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most American parents say they might have trouble distinguishing between a teen's typical mood swings and possible signs of depression, a new survey finds...

'Don't Give Up:' Parents' Intuition Spots a...

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Parents usually know their child better than anyone, and if a parent suspects something is wrong, it probably is. That was the case for Dan and Laura...

Could Short People Have an Advantage When It Comes to A-Fib?

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tall folks might be able to reach that high top shelf, but there's a price -- they may be more likely to develop a potentially dangerous abnormal heart...

U.S. Hurricanes Are Bigger, Stronger, More Destructive: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change has increased the size, strength and destructive force of hurricanes that strike the United States, according to a new Danish study. It also...

With Blood Draws, Bedside Manners Matter

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- How much pain you feel when blood samples are taken could depend on how nice the person wielding the needle is, new research suggests. Patients were 390...

Muscle in Middle Age Might Help Men's Hearts Later

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men who maintain their muscle mass may lower their risk of heart disease as they get older, a new study suggests. Beginning in the mid-30s,...

Stereotypes About Girls and Math Don't Add Up, Scans Show

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Girls and boys have no differences in brain function or math ability, according to researchers who used imaging to analyze kids' brain development. The...

Statins Won't Harm Aging Brains, and May Even Help

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can impair brain health appear to be unfounded, according to new research. "Statins won't make you stupid...

AHA News: Millions Who Never Smoked Cigarettes Are Using Other...

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Adults who have never smoked traditional cigarettes are being lured into tobacco use by a host of other products, including e-cigarettes,...

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