ARCHIVE: January 2020

Allow Dead Men to Be Sperm Donors, Medical Ethicists Say

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Should a dying man be allowed to let doctors harvest his sperm for possible use by strangers after death? Yes, say two medical ethicists in the United...

Vaping Is the Darling of Instagram

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Vaping has been deemed hazardous for your health by public officials across America, but you wouldn't know it by scrolling through Instagram. Instead,...

Super-Cooled Injections Might Ice Away 'Deep Fat'

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The Harvard-associated lab that created the "CoolSculpting" process of reducing fat says it's on the trail of the next advance in nonsurgical slimming....

This Year's Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at Kids

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- How bad or how long this year's flu season will be remains to be seen. But one thing is already clear: It's proving to be an especially lethal season for...

Flame Retardants, Pesticides Remain Threat to U.S. Health: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While health problems from childhood exposure to lead and mercury are on the decline, these and other toxic chemicals continue to take a toll, a new study...

For Cancer Survivors, Financial Hardship Is Common: Survey

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many American cancer survivors struggle to pay for their medical care and have to cut back on spending, dip into their savings, or change their living...

Using Pot to Help With Sleep? Benefits May Not Last

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana may not provide long-term relief of sleep issues in people battling chronic pain, a new study finds, mainly because users may develop a...

First U.S. Patient With China Coronavirus Is Diagnosed in...

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The first U.S. case of a new coronavirus illness that originated in central China has been identified in a patient in Washington State, federal health...

Why Are Fewer U.S. Kids Going to Pediatricians?

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Little Johnny's cough has lasted for days, leaving Mom and Dad wondering if the symptoms warrant a trip to the doctor. A new study suggests that such...

Could a Kid's Microbiome Alter Their Behavior?

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young school-aged children with behavior problems may have different bacteria in their guts than their well-behaved peers, new research suggests. The...

Brain Waves Offer Insight Into Autism-Linked Sleep Struggles

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Shallower-than-normal brain waves may play a role in serious sleep problems in children with autism, a new study suggests. Previous research has shown that...

A Workout Could Be Good Medicine for the Common Cold

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It might be the last thing you want to do when you are battling a cold, but exercise might actually make you feel better, suggests one health expert. Here'...

Simple Tweak to Hospital Computer Program Cuts Opioid...

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Could a simple computer hack help make a dent in the opioid epidemic? New research suggests that the number of painkillers prescribed to patients can be...

Vape Devices Like Juul 'Reversing' Efforts to Keep...

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The epidemic of addictive vaping among youth continues, with e-cigarette devices by Juul continuing to surge in popularity among teens and young adults, new...

Don't Want a 2nd Heart Attack? Lose the Belly Fat

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For heart attack survivors, a fat belly could mean another one is likely, a new study suggests. Earlier studies have shown that abdominal obesity puts...

Sunscreen Chemicals Absorbed Into Body, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The chemicals in sunscreens help shield people from the sun's rays, but they are also absorbed into the body at levels that raise some safety questions, a...

Many Gun Owners Leave Weapons Unlocked at Home

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Four in 10 gun owners have at least one gun at home that isn't locked up, even if there are children in the home, a new survey suggests. To come to that...

Millions of Americans With Heart Disease Use Pot, Bringing...

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Over 2 million Americans with heart disease have used marijuana, despite evidence that it might be harmful to them, a new research review finds. The report...

The Culture of Caring: Kelly Cullen leads Tampa General...

Kelly Cullen is Tampa General Hospital’s (TGH) executive vice president and chief operating officer, but her journey to the C-suite began where her heart remains—at the bedside of patients....

'Kangaroo Care' Reduces Infant Deaths

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Low birth weight babies stand a better chance of surviving when their mothers hold them close throughout the day, a new study finds. This technique is...

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