ARCHIVE: January 2020

What's the Best Treatment for a Child's Broken Bone?

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fiberglass and plaster casts are widely used to treat broken bones in kids, but they have drawbacks compared with other methods such as braces and splints,...

Girls With Autism Diagnosed Later Than Boys

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Girls tend to be diagnosed with autism at an older age than boys, perhaps delaying essential treatment, a new study concludes. That delay in diagnosis is a...

Why Vaping Emergencies May Be Missed

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Diagnosing lung emergencies caused by vaping can be a challenge because symptoms can look like pneumonia or go unrecognized, according to a new case report...

Blood Pressure Dips Upon Standing Might Not Be as Dangerous as...

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A common condition called "orthostatic hypotension" -- a sudden drop in blood pressure when standing up -- has long been tied to the potential for dangerous...

AHA News: High School Basketball Player Saved by CPR Helps Win...

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- When 17-year-old Ben Blankenhorn received his CPR certification as part of his lifeguard training, the lessons carried added resonance....

Schizophrenia Meds Safe Long-Term, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Good news for people with schizophrenia: Long-term antipsychotic-drug treatment does not increase the risk of heart disease. And taking the drugs is...

Too Few Patients Enrolling in Cancer Trials

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Enrollment in clinical trials that can potentially extend the life of cancer patients is too low, a new study finds. Researchers at Penn State also found...

Psychedelic Drug Eases Cancer Patients' Distress Long Term

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A single dose of the psychedelic ingredient in "magic mushrooms" may bring long-lasting relief to cancer patients who suffer anxiety and depression, a new,...

Americans Toss Out Nearly a Third of Food at Home

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Before you throw any leftovers away, heed new research that suggests the choice could hit you right in your pocketbook. It turns out that almost one-third...

Despite Obamacare, Number in U.S. Who Can't Afford to See...

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Even though the Affordable Care Act expanded access to health insurance, the number of Americans who can't afford to see a doctor keeps increasing, a new...

Coronavirus Deaths Top 100 in China, While U.S Issues Travel...

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the death toll in China's coronavirus outbreak surpassed 100 on Tuesday, the United States expanded its travel alert and prepared to evacuate American...

Imaging Technique Tracks Down Stray Lung Cancer Cells for...

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Combining an imaging technology with a new drug that "lights up" lung cancer cells may help surgeons spot hidden bits of cancer, a new study suggests. The...

A Stroke at 30,000 Feet? For One Lucky Passenger, It Wasn't

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A flight attendant on a recent commercial flight sent out the message: "Is there a doctor on board?" An otherwise young, fit male passenger had suddenly...

Could a Common Diuretic Med Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A prescription drug that's long been used to treat the buildup of fluid in the body might do double duty as a means of easing autism symptoms in young...

Losing Sense of Smell Can Worsen Life in Many Ways: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Could you imagine not being able to smell bacon frying, or freshly cut grass, or the presence of smoke? People who lose their sense of smell face...

AHA News: These Doctors Want to Write 'Farmacy'...

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Doctors are used to writing prescriptions for medicine. But three Boston-area cardiologists are working on a federal program that would...

Colon Cancer Hits Poor, City Dwellers Hardest: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans who live in urban areas or live with low income or low education levels are more likely to die if they get colon cancer, a new study finds...

Does Size Matter? Volume of Brain Area Not Always Tied to Memory...

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to parts of your brain, bigger isn't necessarily better. Experts long believed that a bigger hippocampus meant better memory. But new research...

Poverty Could Drive Up Youth Suicide Risk

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that children and teens in U.S. areas with greater levels of poverty face a higher risk of suicide. "Our findings suggest that community...

At the Barbershop, a Trim -- and a Diabetes Screening

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of black men recently discovered they could get more than a trim at their local barbershops. They were offered diabetes testing, too. A new study...

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