ARCHIVE: December 2019

'Intermittent Fasting' Diet Could Boost Your Health

THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Here comes the new year, and with it hordes of folks looking for ways to fulfill resolutions to eat healthy. Intermittent fasting is a legitimate option...

The Financial Reward of Slimming Down

THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're overweight or obese, shedding pounds can help improve your health and your longevity. What's more, doing so may also significantly boost your...

To Avoid Falls, Check Your Balance

THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bad balance is a common cause of dangerous falls, especially among older adults. Falls send more than 2 million adults to the emergency room every year and...

Car Exhaust May Up High Blood Pressure Risk in Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution from vehicles increases the risk of dangerously high blood pressure in pregnant women, U.S. government researchers report. Scientists from...

Fatty Diets Tied to Leading Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Diets heavy in red meat and fatty foods could help spur a leading cause of vision loss in older Americans, new research suggests. The study found that...

Could You Be Allergic to Additives?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You suddenly break out in a rash or your throat gets scratchy. You assume you're allergic to something … maybe pollen or a detergent. But could you...

The Pluses of 'Steady-State' Training

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard to escape all the fanfare surrounding HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, which prevents plateaus by keeping your body at your max heart...

Is Green the Feel-Good Color of the Holidays?

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's one type of green Christmas that's likely to bring joy to gift-givers and recipients alike, a new Canadian study suggests. That's one based on green...

Don't Let Those Christmas Lights Land You in the ER

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A white Christmas is everyone's wish, but navigating the snow and cold can land some folks in the ER during the holidays. Luckily, the American College...

Skin-Lightening Cream Could Cause Nerve Damage, CDC Report Warns

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A skin-lightening cream from Mexico that contained toxic mercury left a California woman with significant central nervous system damage, doctors report in a...

Heart Tissue May Be Harmed by Heavy Drinking: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking may damage heart tissue, researchers warn. Previous studies have shown that heavy drinking increases the risk of heart failure, high blood...

Surgery Is Far Too Often Fatal for Kids in Poor Nations

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Kids in poor countries are up to 200 times more likely to die after surgery than kids in rich nations, a new study finds. As the need for pediatric...

More U.S. Teens Are Overdosing on Valium, Xanax

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of kids overdosing on commonly prescribed anxiety medications such as Xanax, Valium or Ativan has risen dramatically during the past decade, a...

Brain Damage Changes Over Time in Boxers, MMA Fighters

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Brain damage occurs in boxers and mixed martial arts fighters alike, but it unfolds differently as these athletes age, a new study finds. Among current...

Could the Family Dog Lower a Child's Odds for Schizophrenia...

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You might just want to throw Fido a few extra bones for the holidays, as new research suggests that growing up with a dog may lower schizophrenia risk by as...

How to Stay Fit When You're Traveling for Work or Fun

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you travel a lot for business or pleasure, you may think that the most exercise possible is lugging your bags in and out of a car or through an airport....

Could Your Indigestion Be GERD?

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heartburn. Millions of people suffer from it. But what exactly is it and, most important, could it actually be something serious? Heartburn got its name...

Prepared Bystanders Save Lives When Cardiac Arrest Strikes

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Few Americans survive cardiac arrest when it happens outside a hospital, but if more people knew how to recognize it and do CPR the odds might be better, a...

Kids' 'Microbiome' May Play Key Role in Asthma

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Microbes that live in a child's upper airway could be linked to severe asthma attacks, new research suggests. For parents, it's an all-too familiar scene:...

'Shopping Addiction' Can Cause Harm, and It's...

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays are peak buying time, and perhaps the worst time of the year for people who simply can't control their urge to shop. Now, research shows that...

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