ARCHIVE: February 2020

AHA News: These Stroke Survivors May Not Be Prescribed Enough...

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Nearly two-thirds of people who survive an often-deadly type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain continue to experience high blood...

Alcohol-Linked Deaths Soaring in U.S., Women Hit Hardest

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are drinking themselves to death at ever-increasing rates, with women in particular hitting the bottle hard, a new study shows. The rate of...

Sticking With Meds Lowers Lupus Patients' Diabetes Risk

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Taking their medications as prescribed significantly lowers lupus patients' risk of developing diabetes, a new study finds. Type 2 diabetes is a common...

Brand-Name Rx Rise After Docs Get Drug Company Perks: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- American doctors prescribe more brand-name medications after they get a free lunch or other incentives from drug company marketers, a new study finds....

When 'Time Is Brain,' Mobile Stroke Units Speed Care

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Ambulances outfitted as "mobile stroke treatment units" provide faster treatment and reduce patients' risk of severe disability and death, German researchers...

Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts?

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Listen up, guys: A healthy diet is good for your brain and heart, and also your sperm, new research suggests. In a study of more than 2,900 Danish men,...

Vaping Illnesses May Have Many Americans Quitting E-Cigs

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that last summer's spate of severe lung illnesses tied to vaping prompted many Americans to consider giving up e-cigarettes. Online...

Flu Season That's Sickened 26 Million May Be at Its Peak

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's been overshadowed by the new coronavirus outbreak in China, but this year's flu season could be near its peak after surging throughout the United States...

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Reach 34: CDC

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The number of coronavirus cases among Americans jumped to 34 Friday, as U.S. health officials reported that more passengers who were evacuated from a...

Gay Men Underestimate Their Risks From HPV

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who have sex with other men don't fully grasp their risk for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, due to a lack of information from health care...

Could the Weather Swings of Climate Change Make Flu Seasons...

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change, and the sudden weather changes it brings, could fuel future flu epidemics, researchers warn in a new report. They used historical data to...

Who's Caring for Family Caregivers? 1 in 5 Says Health Is...

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Caring for a loved one at home can be rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming and take a toll on your own health, a new study suggests. According to a...

Another HIV Hazard: Higher Risk for COPD

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with HIV have higher rates of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are diagnosed with the lung disease years earlier than those without...

Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, artery-opening stents have helped prevent heart attacks, and new research suggests they might also help prevent strokes in the brain. In a...

Flu Vaccine Making a Strong Showing This Season

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Though a severe flu season is now in full swing in the United States, a new government report delivers a bit of good news: This year's vaccine is working...

Wearable 'Brain Stimulator' May Boost Stroke Recovery

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation device worn less than an hour a day can increase activity near stroke-injured areas of the brain, a small,...

AHA News: Research Opens New Avenues to Reduce Foot, Toe...

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Emerging research may help doctors devise better ways to prevent some of the tens of thousands of amputations unrelated to traumatic...

AHA News: Earth-Based or Star-Bound, Heed These Heart-Healthy...

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn made history when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. About half an hour after launch,...

Your Best Bet Against Heart Attack, Stroke? Lower Blood Pressure

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with high blood pressure are at risk of heart attack and stroke, but just a few changes might cut that risk. "In February, American...

How 'Stranger Things' Widened Awareness of a Rare...

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage actor Gaten Matarazzo III was born with a rare genetic disorder that affects bone development. And ever since his Netflix series "Stranger Things"...

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