ARCHIVE: December 2019

Two Drugs Make Inroads Against Aggressive Breast Cancers

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs show real promise against an aggressive, treatment-resistant form of breast cancer that's spread to other parts of the body,...

Rural Seniors Hurt by Lack of Medical Specialists

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- American seniors living in rural areas face a higher risk of hospitalization and death, and a lack of medical specialists may be the reason why,...

AHA News: Cold Heart Facts: Why You Need to Watch Out in Winter

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- When Arctic weather is on the way, forecasters often alert you to protect your pets or watch out on the roads. Perhaps they also should...

Tighter Alcohol Laws Might Help Curb Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Policies that reduce drinking may lower rates of alcohol-related cancers, researchers say. "When thinking about cancer risk and cancer prevention, the...

Breastfeeding May Bring Added Bonus for Women With MS

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women with multiple sclerosis often find that their symptoms ease during pregnancy. And evidence is growing that breastfeeding might have a similar...

For Some, Follicular Lymphoma May Be Curable

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Some patients in remission from the blood cancer called follicular lymphoma can be considered cured, a new small study suggests. Using DNA sequencing,...

Black Patients May Not Gain Heart Benefit From Low-Dose Aspirin

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The daily use of low-dose aspirin against heart disease may have taken another knock. New research shows that the practice may not provide black...

Bullying's 'Vicious Circle' Harms Mental Health

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bullied teens are more likely to develop mental health problems, and people with mental health problems are also more likely to become bullies, researchers...

Is Pot Use a Heart Risk After Surgery?

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy pot users are nearly two times more likely to have a heart attack after common types of surgeries as those who don't use the drug, a new study shows...

E. Coli Outbreak Spurs Packaged Salad Warning

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The likely source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened eight people in three states is Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits, the U.S. Food...

Have a Purpose, Have a Healthier Life

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Do you feel like you know why you're here? The answer to that question could determine how you feel day-to-day. If you've found meaning in your life, you'...

'Diabetes Burnout' Is Real, Here's How to Cope

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Living with diabetes -- especially if you need insulin to survive -- is a never-ending job that can be life-threatening if done wrong. That constant daily...

AHA News: Toy Building Boosts Woodworker's Stroke Recovery

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Gary Lucas delights in making intricate wooden decorative pieces in his tidy workshop. He's particularly talented with his electric scroll...

Who's More Apt to Be a Narcissist -- the Young or the Old?

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Know any folks who are just too full of themselves? Rest assured: They'll probably get over it eventually. That's because narcissism tends to decline with...

'Smart' Contact Lenses Might Also Monitor Eye Health

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eye doctors may someday use "smart" contact lenses to track patients' eye health, early research suggests. A team of scientists in South Korea has packed...

An 'Epidemic of Loneliness' in America? Maybe Not

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite media stories about a "loneliness epidemic" plaguing the elderly, two new studies find that they feel no more lonely than their peers from past...

Are Superbugs Making Themselves at Home in Your Makeup Bag?

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Makeup is a daily staple for most women, but new research finds that 9 of 10 beauty products may harbor superbugs after they're opened. Beauty blenders (...

Sometimes, Aspirin May Be Enough to Ease Migraines

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap, century-old drug in most Americans' medicine cabinets -- aspirin -- may come to the rescue for people suffering from migraines, a new study finds...

Pot Is Bad News for Baby During Pregnancy

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot regularly during pregnancy won't do your baby any favors, researchers warn. They studied sonograms from nearly 450 pregnant women who said they...

Dangers of 'Superbug' Germs Greater Than Believed

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of new superbugs that pose a threat to human health and food crops is much higher than previously thought, new genetic research shows. There's been...

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