ARCHIVE: January 2020

AHA News: Baby Survived 27 Minutes Without a Heartbeat

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Britt Spivey knew something was wrong when his pregnant wife showed up at his work following what was supposed to be a routine doctor...

Another Cost of Climate Change: More Wildfires

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Wildfires like the ones that have ravaged Australia in recent months are likely to become more common as climate change continues to wreak havoc on the...

Millennials Most Likely to Skip Flu Shot, Believe 'Anti-...

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Millennials are less likely to have had a flu shot this season and are more likely than other American adults to agree with some false anti-vaccination...

Many Americans Are Inactive, With Southerners Faring Worse

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Uncle Sam has a message for sluggish Americans: Get moving now. More than 15% of American adults are physically inactive, a new U.S. Centers for...

Virtual Reality Can Bring Real-Life Pain

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- From carpal tunnel to a stiff neck, too much time on the computer can cause a slew of health problems. But what if you ditch the keyboard and mouse for...

Are Doctors Discarding 'Injured' Kidneys That Might Be...

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many of the donor kidneys that are discarded each year in the United States could instead be effectively transplanted, a large new study suggests. At...

Nerve Stimulation Therapy Could Cut Fibromyalgia Pain

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For people with the mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia, researchers say nerve stimulation may offer some relief. In a recent study, use of...

AI Might Help Spot, Evaluate Prostate Cancer

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- In another step toward using artificial intelligence in medicine, a new study shows that computers can be trained to match human experts in judging the...

Parents Can Help Their Sleep-Deprived Teens

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Mom and dad may be key in curbing the epidemic of drowsy teens, a new study suggests. American teens aren't getting enough sleep, which can lead to...

HIV-Infected Newborns Can Wait Awhile for Treatment: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in newborns with HIV is similar whether it begins within days or within weeks, a new study finds. It...

Prices of MS Medications Keep Soaring

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of essential medications for multiple sclerosis have nearly tripled this decade, despite the release of the first generic MS drug, a new study...

E. Coli Outbreak Over, CDC Lifts Advisory Against Certain...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's safe again to buy and eat romaine lettuce grown on farms around Salinas, California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...

U.S. Drug Deaths Might Be Twice as High as Thought

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs may kill twice as many Americans as government records suggest, a new study claims. In 2016, the reported rate of drug-related deaths among 15- to...

Trauma of Miscarriage May Trigger PTSD

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) isn't confined to soldiers on the battlefield; it can happen to anyone after a traumatic event -- including...

Probiotics: Don't Buy the Online Hype

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many people turn to the internet with health questions, but how reliable is the information you find? When it comes to probiotics, a new study urges...

AHA News: Mom and Pop Grocery Shops Get Fresh Help in the Name...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- When Luz Arango was thinking of ways to refresh Lupita's Corner Market, the shop her mother opened in 1993, the plans involved mostly...

Surgery May Add Years for Patients With Deadly Brain Cancer:...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical removal of the entire tumor may extend the lives of patients with a rare and deadly type of brain cancer called brainstem high-grade gliomas, a...

Less Sex Could Mean Earlier Menopause

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For women, a humdrum sex life might also mean an earlier onset of menopause, a new study suggests. British researchers who tracked the sex lives and...

Women's Blood Pressure Rises Earlier, Faster Than Men's

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Popular media often portrays heart disease as a man's problem, but new research suggests that women's blood vessels actually age faster than men's do....

Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People considering obesity surgery have a lot to think about, including the specific procedure they want. Now a large study finds that one surgery is tied...

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