ARCHIVE: January 2020

Family Therapy Best for Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Therapy for the entire family might help kids and teens vulnerable to bipolar disorder stay healthy longer, new research suggests. Researchers from the...

Even in a Wealthy Country, Going Hungry Can Mean Shorter Lifespan

MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- "Food insecurity" -- not having enough money to afford sufficient food -- increases the risk of premature death, new research suggests. For the study,...

What Parents Overlook When Their Teen Is a Heavy Gamer

MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most American parents believe their teens spend too much time playing video games, but many underestimate the actual amount, a new survey shows. The poll of...

Facebook Falls Short for College Kids Battling Depression, Study...

SUNDAY, Jan. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Turning to Facebook for help is probably the wrong move for depressed college students, new research shows. In a small study of 33 students who posted on...

How to Keep Those Blood Vessels Pumping

SATURDAY, Jan. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Want to know how to avoid blood clots and varicose veins? One physician offers some tips on how to keep your blood vessels healthy. Arteries and veins...

Just 2% of Patients Who Need It Get Anti-Opioid Drug...

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Naloxone can prevent opioid overdose deaths, but only a tiny percentage of Americans at risk are prescribed the lifesaving drug. That's the key finding from...

How Lack of Insurance Affects Breast Cancer Survival

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Minority women with breast cancer are less likely to have insurance, which could lower their odds of survival, researchers say. "Having adequate health...

Screening for Chinese Coronavirus to Start at 3 Major Airports:...

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Travelers from China will now have to undergo enhanced screening at three major U.S. airports for symptoms of a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak...

AHA News: Before Grabbing a Grapefruit, Understand Its Power

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Grapefruit looks sweet and friendly, but you might have heard it possesses powers far beyond those of ordinary produce. Some of that...

Even Untrained Dogs Seem to Know Human Gestures

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that the canine-human bond is a tight one: New research finds that stray dogs pick up on human commands, even though they haven't been...

How Mom-to-Be's Worry Over Birth Defects Can Harm Baby

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing that your unborn baby has congenital heart disease can be traumatic, but now new research suggests that if you experience stress, anxiety or...

Do You Take Warfarin? Time of Day Might Not Matter

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Patients taking the blood thinner warfarin have been told that it should be taken at night, but a new study found the time of day doesn't matter. "Whether...

Fish Oil Supplements Might Help Men Become Dads

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Couples struggling to get pregnant might want to add a little more fish in their diet, a new study says. Young men who take fish oil supplements appear to...

Sepsis Causes Far More Deaths Worldwide Than Thought

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Sepsis kills more than twice as many people worldwide as once believed, and children in poor regions account for an excessive number of such deaths,...

Fewer Childhood Cancer Survivors Getting Hit by Heart Troubles

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Since the 1970s, serious heart disease among childhood cancer survivors had declined remarkably, a new study finds. The decline suggests that efforts to...

College Students Picking Pot Over Drinking in States Where It...

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Are college students choosing marijuana instead of booze when both are legal? New research suggests they are: In states where pot is legal, college kids use...

Could a Switch to Skim Milk Add Years to Your Life?

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to slow down the aging process, it might not hurt to replace whole milk with skim, new research suggests. The study of over 5,800 U.S. adults...

How Palliative Care Remade End-of-Life Care at New York Hospitals

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Providing palliative care in hospitals led to a 10% reduction in intensive care unit use by dying patients, a new study finds. Palliative care aims to...

Researchers Alter Mosquitoes to Resist Dengue Infection

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Mosquitoes that can't be infected by or spread dengue virus have been created by scientists. The researchers genetically engineered the mosquitoes to be...

'Intensity' of U.S. Binge Drinking Is on the Rise

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While the frequency at which Americans binge drink has declined slightly over the past decade, the number of drinks they imbibe during a binge is rising to...

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