ARCHIVE: December 2019

Monkey Study Gives Hope for Zika Vaccine That Might Shield the...

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Zika virus vaccine that was given before pregnancy protected monkey fetuses, researchers say. The Zika DNA vaccine VRC5283 lowered levels of...

FDA Approves New Type of Drug to Treat Migraines

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications have a new treatment option, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. The...

Getting Active Helps Kids' Hearts, Even in the Obese

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise reduces heart risk factors in overweight and obese kids, researchers report. Their study included 175 inactive boys and girls, aged 8 to 11...

Vaccinations Rose After California Curbed Exemptions

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If new research is any indication, tougher vaccine exemption laws work. After California eliminated nonmedical exemptions from vaccinations in 2016, the...

Most Young Vapers Aren't Using E-Cigs to Quit Smoking:...

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarettes are marketed as an aid to quitting smoking, but most young people who vape say that's not why they indulge. Instead, six out of 10...

A Puppy in Santa's Sack? Probably Not, Say Parents

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pets may be on your child's holiday wish list, but if you've nixed the idea, you're not alone. Forty-two percent of American parents say they wouldn't allow...

Despite Danger, Tanning Beds Still a Fixture in Many Gyms

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Widely condemned for driving up skin cancer risk, tanning beds remain common in that shrine to healthy living: gyms. That's the finding from a study of...

More Kids, Teens Landing in ERs After Opioid Overdoses

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An alarming number of young people are showing up in America's emergency rooms after overdosing on opioid painkillers, a new study finds. In a study of...

How Does Your Choice of Birth Control Affect Sexual Desire?

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many women use birth control pills or other hormone-based contraceptives to enjoy sex without fear of an unplanned pregnancy. But could they kill your mojo...

Recipes for a Festive Holiday Feast

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Elegant holiday dishes are surprisingly easy to pull off when you stick to only a few ingredients. Try this delicious pork loin roast flavored with fragrant...

Many Child Care Centers Don't Require Flu Shots

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As an early flu season spreads its misery across the United States, new research shows that few child care centers require children or their adult...

Obesity Might Skew Blood Tests in Kids

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If your child is obese, new research suggests that those extra pounds can alter the results of routine blood tests. "We performed the first comprehensive...

Can Apps Make Your Kids Smarter?

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones, tablets and laptops are everywhere, and young children are fascinated by them. Now, new research suggests that parents might be able to harness...

When Does Your Child's Flu Merit an ER Visit?

SUNDAY, Dec. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's hard not to worry when your child suffers from the flu, but pediatricians say too many parents are taking their sick kids to the emergency room when a...

Delicious Holiday Desserts With Fewer Calories

SATURDAY, Dec. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You can enjoy guilt-free holiday desserts by making some simple ingredient changes, a nutrition expert says. "I succeeded in making a healthier cheesecake...

Young Colon Cancer Patients Have Fared Better Under Obamacare

FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Diagnosis and treatment of young adults with colon cancer improved under an Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision permitting young adults up to age 26 to be...

CDC Study Breaks Down Diabetes Risk for Hispanic, Asian Subgroups

FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There are significant differences in rates of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes between subgroups of Hispanic and Asian Americans, a federal government...

Pot Use Appears to Change Structure of Your Heart: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Regular pot use might potentially cause changes in the heart's structure, a new study suggests. People who regularly use marijuana tend to have a larger...

New Studies Show Vaping Illnesses Tapering Off

FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even as the number of Americans hospitalized with a lung injury tied to vaping passed the 2,500 mark this week, new research confirms case counts are finally...

AHA News: Own a Nutcracker? Turn Pecans Into a Festive Treat

FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Want a holiday snack that's packed with nutrition? Pick up some pecans. Nuts are considered heart-healthy. They're part of the blood...

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