ARCHIVE: December 2019

AHA News: Could Mammograms Screen for Heart Disease?

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- By screening for breast cancer, mammography has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives. Using the test to also screen for heart disease...

Could a Concussion Raise a Teen Athlete's Suicide Risk?

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes who suffer repeated concussions may be at heightened risk for suicide, Texas researchers report. Data on more than 13,000 high school...

Another Possible Effect of Climate Change: More Preemie Babies

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rising temperatures might help trigger premature birth, a new study finds, suggesting that global warming could deliver more "preemie" babies. Looking at 20...

1 in 18 U.S. Teens Carries a Gun to School: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fifteen million kids attend high school in the United States, and around 1 in 18 goes armed with a gun, a new study finds. That's nearly 1 million teens...

Heart Attack at 44 Helped Her Realize Diabetes' Dangers

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Christina Herrera was 44 years old when she felt the symptoms of a heart attack. "I was sweating, having heart palpitations and out of breath," the high...

Cleaner Teeth, Healthier Heart?

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brushing your teeth may be good for your heart, a new study suggests. It included more than 161,000 South Korean adults, ages 40 to 79, with no history of...

Obesity Might Weaken Some Drugs' Effectiveness Against AFib

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans have the potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation. Now, research suggests that being obese might...

Cards, Board Games Could Be a Win for Aging Brains

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Playing cards and board games like chess, bingo and Scrabble might be the mental workout you need to keep your wits as you age, Scottish researchers suggest...

Dreams Are Training Ground for Fearful Real-Life Situations

SUNDAY, Dec. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bad dreams can help people react better to frightening situations when they're awake, a finding that could lead to dream-based therapies for anxiety, Swiss...

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