ARCHIVE: February 2020

2 in 3 Women Unhappy With Their Breast Size. Could That Harm...

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most women won't be surprised by this finding: Less than one-third of women worldwide are satisfied with the size of their breasts. But a new study...

Budding Altruists? Tots Give Up Food to Help Others, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Schools may strive to teach kids that sharing is caring, but a new study suggests that altruism begins in infancy and can be influenced by others. It's...

9/11 Study Shows PTSD Tied to Earlier Death

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Survivors of the 2001 terrorist attack on New York City's World Trade Center who developed PTSD have a lasting risk of premature death, a new study finds....

Gene Variation May Protect Against Alzheimer's: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A breakthrough study has identified a class of natural gene variants that may protect against Alzheimer's disease. For the study, researchers at University...

Workers With Cluster Headaches Take Twice as Many Sick Days

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People afflicted with cluster headaches miss work twice as often as colleagues without the debilitating headaches, a new study finds. Cluster headaches are...

Do Young Adults Really 'Age Out' of Heavy Drinking?

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- During the late teens and early 20s, young people may booze it up a lot, but they eventually dial it back, right? A new study study confirms that drinking...

More Americans to Be Evacuated From China; 12th Coronavirus Case...

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are expected to be evacuated from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, as U.S. health officials reported a 12th domestic case...

Young-Onset Parkinson's May Start in the Womb, New Research...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop Parkinson's disease at a younger age (before age 50) may have malfunctioning brain cells at birth, according to a study that also...

Vitamin D in Pregnancy Doesn't Curb Kids' Asthma

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Taking higher doses of vitamin D during pregnancy doesn't appear to offer any protection against asthma in children, a new study finds. The study, a...

Health Risks Persist for Young Cancer Survivors

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Teen and young adult cancer survivors are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized as those who haven't had cancer, a new study finds. "Few studies have...

Many Seniors Think They See Better Than They Actually Do

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Many older people could improve their vision by getting glasses or a new prescription, a new study suggests. Swedish researchers assessed 1,200 70-year-...

Wide Variations Found in 'Normal' Resting Heart Rate

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A "normal" resting heart rate can vary significantly among individuals, a new study finds. Your heart rate, or pulse, is how many times your heart beats...

New Gene Study Unravels Cancer's Secrets

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer is a genetically driven disease, and a mother lode of new genetic data on dozens of different cancers is promising to break open fresh avenues of...

AHA News: How a Happy Relationship Can Help Your Health

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Eighties rocker Huey Lewis was right: The power of love is a curious thing, and it might just save your life. Or at least make it longer...

Why Some High-Fiber Diets Cause Gas -- And What to Do About It

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to reduce bloating when eating a high-fiber diet, try making it carbohydrate-rich rather than protein-rich, new study findings suggest....

Veterans' Tough Veneer May Influence PTSD Severity

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Traits relating to traditional masculinity -- such as self-reliance and stoicism -- are associated with more severe and difficult-to-treat post-traumatic...

Healthy Habits Can Slide After Starting Heart Medications

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Some people let healthy habits fall by the wayside after they start medications for high cholesterol or high blood pressure, a new study finds. Of more...

Beyond Baby Talk: Helping Early Language

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Teaching parents how to talk to their babies could help boost their children's language development, researchers say. The University of Washington study...

Lab Discovery Offers Promise for Treating Multiple Sclerosis

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new discovery could lead to better treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis,...

Is Vaping a Scourge on Your Skin?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Burns on the face, arms and hands that require skin grafts. Acne boils and ugly rashes. Black hairy tongue and other oral lesions. These are some of the...

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