ARCHIVE: January 2020

More Lasting Damage From Gun Violence Than Car Accidents

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Gun violence appears to deliver more long-term damage to survivors than car crashes do. "Our study shows that injury, and especially firearm injury, casts...

Prescription-Strength Steroid Creams Sold Over-the-Counter Can...

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Rubbing cream into your skin to calm an itchy rash may seem harmless, but not all topical anti-itch formulas are created equal. "People don't understand...

Blacks, Hispanics More Likely to Have Better Outcome After...

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- After a hemorrhagic stroke, often called a "bleeding" stroke, young black and Hispanic people are less likely than white people to be disabled or die...

AHA News: What's Blood Type Got to Do With Clot Risk?

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- People with blood types A and B may have higher risks for developing dangerous blood clots compared to people who have type O blood. That'...

Racism Linked to Faster Aging Among Blacks

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The racism black Americans face may age them prematurely, a new study suggests. This aging is occurring at the cellular level -- specifically, the...

Scientists Trace Coronavirus Outbreak to Snakes

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Snakes may be the source of the new coronavirus outbreak in humans that started in China and has spread to other countries. Patients who became infected...

Largest-Ever Study Ties Over 100 Genes to Autism

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than 100 genes appear to be involved in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to the largest genetic study of the condition to date. The study,...

The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An examination of vaccination trends in Denmark shows just how damaging vaccine misinformation can be. From 2013 to 2016, negative information about the...

Rare Disease Put This Young Mom in a Coma for 7 Months

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Kertisha Brabson's mom rushed to the hospital after being told her adult daughter was acting out of her mind. "She was talking out of her head, dancing...

New Clues Show How Stress May Turn Your Hair Gray

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The next time you tell your rebellious teenagers that their antics are giving you gray hair, know that the latest animal research seems to confirm your...

Can Online Reviews Help Health Inspectors Keep Tabs on...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Could that nasty online review you wrote about your neighborhood restaurant help the local health inspector do a better job? Yes, according to...

New Drug Could Help Stop Blindness From Thyroid Eye Disease

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The newly approved drug teprotumumab can offer hope to adults with thyroid eye disease, a rare and potentially blinding condition. It's the first...

Vesuvius Eruption Turned One Ancient Resident's Brain Into...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. created temperatures so hot that one poor soul's brain was transformed into glass, researchers...

What Parents Can Do to Prevent Teens From Driving Drunk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Older teens who know that their parents disapprove of drinking are less likely to drive impaired as young adults, a new study finds. "As kids get older,...

Opioid Addiction Med Under-Used in Younger People, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with the opioid addiction drug buprenorphine is on the rise among most age groups in the United States, but falling among 15- to 24-year-olds, a...

When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia patients may develop distinct speech and reading problems depending on their native language, a new study finds. The study included 20 English-...

AHA News: Can Social Media Be Good for Your Health?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Combine the vast power and reach of social media, the unlimited resources of websites and apps, and the unquenchable thirst for health...

Eating More Veggies Won't Stop Prostate Cancer: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a diet high in vegetables and fruits does not slow or cure prostate cancer, according to a new study. U.S. guidelines say prostate cancer patients...

'Yo-Yo' Blood Pressure Numbers in Youth a Bad Sign for...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If your blood pressure numbers swing from low to high and back again in your 20s, that could bode ill for heart health in middle age, new research shows...

Are Antibiotics a Recipe for Obesity in Childhood?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Children who receive multiple antibiotic prescriptions early in life may be vulnerable to obesity, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers...

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