ARCHIVE: November 2019

AHA News: High Blood Pressure, Unhealthy Diets in Women of...

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- One in five women of childbearing age has high blood pressure, according to a new study that found few of these women are on a diet that...

Expert: Herbal Aids Can Cause Harm When Breast Cancer Spread to...

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using herbal products to treat breast cancer that's spread to the skin could slow wound healing and interfere with chemotherapy or hormone treatment, an...

Fish Oil Rx Slows Clogging in Arteries

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription-strength fish oil slows the development of artery-clogging plaques, according to early results from an ongoing clinical trial. Icosapent ethyl...

Diabetes Tougher on Women's Hearts

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes might be more deadly for women than men, at least when it comes to heart troubles, new research shows. Heart disease occurs an average of 15 years...

Studies Confirm HPV Shot Is Safe

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The HPV vaccine gives parents a chance to prevent their children from developing some types of cancer, and two new studies reaffirm what past research has...

Gene Test Might Someday Gauge Your Cardiac Arrest Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden cardiac death is terrifying because it's exactly that -- one minute you're fine and the next you're facing death, with no warning and no prior...

Expensive Device Used in Heart Surgeries Might Pose Dangers:...

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A pricey high-tech pump that maintains blood flow during heart procedures could be more dangerous to patients than its low-tech predecessor, a pair of new...

Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients

SUNDAY, Nov. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bypass operations, angioplasty and the placement of artery-opening stents: For decades, millions of Americans have undergone these expensive, invasive...

Cheap, Older Gout Drug Could Be a Lifesaver After Heart Attack

SUNDAY, Nov. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap drug that's been around for centuries as a gout treatment might also shield heart attack survivors from future heart crises, new trial results show...

Fasting Diet Could Benefit Heart Health: Study

SATURDAY, Nov. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Routine fasting may reduce the risk of heart failure and death in patients who have cardiac catheterization, a new study suggests. It included more than 2...

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Tied to Future Heart Risks

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related high blood pressure puts women at higher risk of heart disease later on, new research suggests. In the study, researchers analyzed an...

Flu Season Starting to Ramp Up in the South

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you have caught the flu yet this season might depend on where you live. Flu levels are already climbing throughout the South, particularly in Texas...

These Sports Are Most Likely to Send Young Americans to the ER

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Of all sports, football sends the most U.S. males to the emergency room, while cheerleading and gymnastics most often do the same for women and girls, a new...

AHA News: Drone-Delivered AEDs Fly a Step Closer to Saving Lives

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- It was a race with life-or-death implications: Unmanned drones were pitted against traditional emergency responders to see which could get...

AHA News: Quitting Smoking Could Lead to Major Changes in Gut...

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Quitting smoking leads to major changes in intestinal bacteria, according to new research. But just what the changes mean will need further...

Juul Delivers More Nicotine Than Other E-Cigarettes: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Juul electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine at a much higher rate than most other types of e-cigarettes, new research shows. Juul is by far the leading e-...

Protect Yourself From Frigid-Weather Emergencies

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As temperatures plummet across the U.S., people should take steps to prevent weather-related threats to their health, one expert says. Seniors and children...

Almost Half of Older Americans Fear Dementia, Try Untested Ways...

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans believe they are likely to develop dementia -- and they often turn to unproven ways to try to better their odds, a new study suggests. In a...

America's Sweet Tooth Starts From Infancy

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bad eating habits begin at a young age in American children, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,200 babies (aged 6 to 11 months)...

Not Getting Enough Shut-Eye? You Have Plenty of Company

FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are having trouble falling and staying asleep, and smartphones and technology are probably to blame, researchers report. Their analysis of...

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