ARCHIVE: December 2019

Do You Know the 5 Symptoms of a Heart Attack? Many Don't

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Time is of the essence when you're having a heart attack. But one in five Americans can't name the three most common symptoms of a heart attack, making...

AHA News: Sisters Bound By Deadly Family Legacy – and...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Jane Herndon and her family share an unusually close bond, forged through tragedy and triumphs. Their difficult journey began when Jane...

Concussions Strike College Students Far More Often Than Thought

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- On college campuses in the United States, students suffer concussions twice as often as believed, and most of those injuries occur off the playing field,...

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping Pot

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As electronic-cigarette use has soared among America's teens, so too has the number vaping marijuana, two new reports indicate. A team from the...

Heart Risks in Your Genes? Be Sure to Get Your Zzzs

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Good sleep patterns can help reduce your risk of heart disease or stroke, even if you're at high genetic risk, new research shows. In fact, the study of...

Caring for Grandkids Might Help Stave Off Loneliness

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Caring for a grandchild might be the best way to fight the isolation of old age, new research suggests. This conclusion is based on 2014 data collected...

Vaping No Better Than Cigarettes for Your Lungs, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you think vaping is less likely to harm your lungs than traditional cigarettes, think again. E-cigarettes have been touted as safer than tobacco smoke...

FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Federal health officials have unveiled plans to allow prescription drug imports from Canada and other foreign nations. The U.S. Food and Drug...

Puppies: They're Cute, Cuddly and Making People Ill, CDC...

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Puppies in pet stores appear to have transmitted a dangerous, antibiotic-resistant germ that's sickened 30 people across 13 states, the U.S. Centers for...

Where Pot Is Legal, People Are Likely to Believe Its Benefits

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you live in a state where recreational marijuana is legal, you're more likely to think that it offers health benefits, a new study finds. People think...

FDA Approves Sale of Low-Nicotine Cigarettes

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the sale of two reduced nicotine cigarettes. Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol cigarettes were...

People With Depression Are Turning to Pot for Relief: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from depression are often desperate for anything to break them out of their debilitating mood disorder. But in their misery, many might be...

Fewer Americans Have a Primary Care Doctor Now

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans who have a primary care doctor is shrinking -- with potential consequences for their health, researchers say. Their new study found...

AHA News: How to Enjoy the Flavors of the Season Without...

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Staying healthy during the holidays doesn't mean you can't enjoy the parties and celebrations. Indulging a little won't hurt – if you...

Opioids May Not Be to Blame for Rise in U.S. Suicides

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests most opioid overdose deaths are accidental, new research shows suicide is associated with far fewer of these deaths than thought...

Why Colds and Flu Seldom Strike at Same Time

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you already have a cold, you're less likely to get the flu, and vice versa, a large new study shows. That finding could lead to improved prediction of...

ADHD in Childhood May Mean Financial Struggles Later

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to lag behind their peers long after they leave school, earning less as adults...

Male Researchers More Apt Than Women to Hype Findings: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Male researchers are far more likely than female colleagues to claim that their findings are especially important, a new study says. The language used to...

She Never Smoked -- And Got Lung Cancer in Her 40s

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nikki Moreno had spent nearly a year struggling for breath, and nothing seemed to help. Not the inhalers, not the antibiotics and other drugs. Nothing...

Shedding Pounds May Shrink Breast Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight might be a powerful weapon against breast cancer, a new study suggests. "Our results suggest that even a modest amount of sustained weight...

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