ARCHIVE: January 2020

Why Tidying Up Is Sometimes Harder Than Expected

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you can't quite bring yourself to declutter your home and toss out unneeded possessions, one reason why might surprise you. Researchers say the...

Universal Flu Vaccine Works in Mice

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental flu vaccine gave mice long-lasting protection against six different flu virus strains, researchers report. The nanoparticle vaccine...

Pot-Using Drivers Still Impaired After the High Fades

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Even when they're not high on marijuana, recreational users of the drug display signs of impaired driving, a new study finds. The findings may come as a...

Brake Dust Another Driver of Air Pollution

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution from brake pads may pose a significant respiratory health risk, British researchers say. "At this time, the focus on diesel exhaust emissions...

More Than Half of Cancer Survivors Don't Abstain From...

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. cancer survivors have surprisingly high rates of alcohol use, researchers say. "This study highlights the prevalence of current alcohol use among...

New Drugs Getting FDA's Blessing Faster, but Is That a Good...

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New drugs are being approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for patients based on less and less solid evidence, thanks to incentive programs that...

Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on Brain Size

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Severe deprivation in childhood can lead to a smaller-than-normal brain, lower IQ and attention deficits in early adulthood, a new study suggests....

1 in 4 Children With Autism Is Undiagnosed: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Far too many U.S. children with autism are waiting too long for a diagnosis, new research shows, and those delays can greatly affect their quality of life...

AHA News: Researchers Listen to Rural Kentuckians –...

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Researchers who went into one of the nation's poorest regions to educate people about their health ended up getting a few lessons...

Machine Could Expand Pool of Livers for Donation

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have developed a machine that can repair injured livers and keep them alive outside the body for up to a week. They said the...

What Works Best to Help Men With Overactive Bladder?

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Learning how to control the urge to urinate may be all the therapy men need to treat an overactive bladder, a new study suggests. A combination of drugs...

Nearly 20 Years Later, Cancer Rates Higher in 9/11 First...

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two decades after terrorists attacked New York's World Trade Center, certain cancers are striking police and recovery workers who saved lives,...

She knew him as a baby boy. Now, he’s the surgeon who saved her...

Tampa native Erol Belli was a baby when he first met Renée Gilliard almost 40 years ago. Back then, neither of them could have predicted how their lives would one day become linked. Belli’s...

Good News for People with Persistent Anxiety

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder need not be a life sentence, a large Canadian study suggests. "It's so exciting," said lead author Esme Fuller-...

'Burnout' Could Raise Your Odds for A-fib

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Feeling exhausted, with too few hours in the day to do what needs to be done? Be careful of burnout -- especially after a new study finds it can raise your...

More Studies Link Vaping to Asthma, COPD

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Lung illnesses and deaths from vaping have been grabbing headlines for months, and now two new studies offer fresh evidence pointing to long-term...

Certain Diabetes Meds May Lower Gout Risk, Too

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Medications called SGLT2 inhibitors lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. And new research suggests these drugs may have an added benefit --...

NFL Joins Blood Drive by Giving Away 2 Super Bowl Tickets

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Want free tickets to Super Bowl LIV in Miami? Roll up your sleeve and give blood this week. The American Red Cross has an urgent need for all blood types,...

In the Future, Could Exercise's Benefits Come in a Pill?

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of exercise are well-known, but what if you're not able to take a brisk walk or endure a punishing workout? Luckily for you, scientists have...

All in the Timing: Many Get Knee Replacement Too Late or Too Soon

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's a question many aging Americans face: Is it time to replace my aching knee, or should I wait? New research suggests that for far too many patients, the...

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