ARCHIVE: December 2019

AHA News: Lovely But Dangerous, Wood Fires Bring Health Risks

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Decades ago, Nat King Cole gently crooned about chestnuts roasting on an open fire. But since then, scientists have uncovered some troubling...

ER Visits for Attempted Suicide Greatly Raise Odds for Future...

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who wind up in emergency rooms because they tried to kill themselves or contemplated it had a much higher risk of suicide within the year of the visit...

'Prehab' Before Surgery Helps Speed Seniors'...

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Training" for surgery can improve seniors' outcomes and reduce insurance costs, a new study says. It included 523 Medicare patients in Michigan, average...

Could Carb-Heavy Meals Keep You From Good Sleep?

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pasta, white bread, sugary candy and baked goods: Americans love them, but could all those "refined" carbohydrates and sugars be keeping people up at night...

New Study Shakes Up Thinking on Hormone Replacement Therapy

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing debate about postmenopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk may have turned even more muddy: A large, new study suggests that two...

A New Approach to Stop High-Risk Drunk Drivers

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An individualized approach is needed to treat people at high risk of impaired (drunk) driving, a new report says. Drunk driving accounted for 29% of U...

Differences Found in Brains of Kids Born to Depressed Parents

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of kids who have a high risk of depression because they have parents with depression are structurally different from other kids' brains, a new...

Special Handling Needed for Seniors in Cardiac ICU

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors in cardiac intensive care units may suffer delirium and other problems if doctors only focus on their heart, a new American Heart Association (AHA...

Secondhand Smoke Starts Kids on Path to Heart Disease: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Secondhand smoke can harm children's arteries, a new study warns. Researchers used ultrasound to examine the carotid artery in the neck, brachial artery...

AHA News: Could Fish Oil Fight Inflammation?

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Plentiful in foods like fish and flaxseed, omega-3 fatty acids have long been linked with cardiovascular health, and new research is...

Changing Timing, Frequency of Meals May Help With Diabetes

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When you eat and how often you eat can make a big impact on your weight and insulin needs if you have type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The study...

Radiation of Just Part of the Breast Can Stop Cancer's...

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term study comparing two types of radiation treatment for early breast cancer found that accelerated partial breast radiation (APBI) appeared to do...

One Boy's Battle Back From Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Last October, 15-year-old Alec Woodruff developed a strange-sounding cough. Less than a week later, he was fighting for his life in the hospital, partially...

Sleepy Nurses Could Put Patients at Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nurses get less sleep before their scheduled shifts compared to nonwork days, which could affect patient care, according to a new study. How much less...

Breast Cancer Drug Shows Long-Lasting Prevention Power

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly six years after stopping a five-year regimen of the breast cancer drug anastrozole, women at high risk for breast cancer were 50% less likely to...

Chyler Leigh of 'Supergirl' Battles Bipolar Disorder

THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chyler Leigh has taken on some challenging roles in her career, including helping keep the world safe from alien threats on the TV show "Supergirl" and...

Over 40% of Antibiotics Could Be 'Inappropriately...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When your doctor prescribes an antibiotic, there's a 43% chance it may not be needed, a new study finds. "While there has been a lot of research...

More Americans Are Now Dying at Home Rather Than the Hospital

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most folks would prefer a peaceful death at home, in familiar surroundings with the company of their loved ones. Now, for the first time in a century,...

What If 'Exercise Needed to Burn Off Calories' Was...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Would you change your grocery list if a food label said "Walk an hour to burn off the calories in this product"? That's the idea behind a new push to...

Sleeping Too Long Might Raise Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're the kind of person who sleeps nine or more hours a night or takes long afternoon naps, you may want to worry about your stroke risk, a new...

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