ARCHIVE: February 2020

Will Brushing and Flossing Protect You Against Stroke?

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Gum disease may be linked to higher rates of stroke caused by hardened and severely blocked arteries, preliminary research findings indicate. Two...

Diabetes Among U.S. Young, Especially Asians, Continues to Climb

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes among U.S. youths continued to rise from 2002 to 2015, especially for Asian children and teens, a new study says. Researchers analyzed type 1 and...

AHA News: Stroke Rates Down for Mexican Americans, Up for White...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Ethnic disparities in stroke rates declined among Mexican Americans in the last couple of decades, according to new research. But at the...

AHA News: Darlene Love Reveals Heart Attack Details –...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- A year after becoming a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Darlene Love woke up with a terrible headache and stomachache hours...

Fresh Donor Egg Better Than Frozen for IVF: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fresh donated eggs appear to be better for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) than frozen ones, a new study suggests. Donor eggs provide the best chance of...

Is Sunny Outlook the Best Rx for Stroke Recovery?

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Optimism might be powerful medicine when recovering from a stroke, a new study suggests. Stroke survivors who had positive outlooks showed lower levels of...

Parents, Grandparents to Blame for Many Child Drug Poisonings,...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you are sometimes less than careful with your prescription medications and have young kids at home, a new study shows how easily tragedies can occur....

Common Drugs Might Help Prevent Death From a 'Broken Heart...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When someone close to you dies, grief can literally break your heart, but two common medicines may help prevent a heart attack. "While almost everyone...

'Tough Guys' May Be at Especially High Risk for Suicide

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who believe that "real men don't cry" may be more prone to suicide, a new study suggests. It has long been known that men are more likely than...

As Liquor Stores Close, Murder Rates Decline

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Having fewer liquor stores in cities may lead to lower murder rates, a new study suggests. The implication of alcohol zoning regulations can have life-or-...

Even After Stroke, Many Smokers Still Light Up

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- While fewer Americans are smoking these days, the habit has remained stubbornly persistent among stroke survivors, new research shows. The researchers...

Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Rise Sharply, While 2 New Cases...

THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- After charting a slight decline in spread earlier this week, new coronavirus cases in China jumped by almost 15,000 in a single day, while the death count...

Could High-Tempo Tunes Help Maximize Your Workout?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Gyms are bustling with regulars and resolutioners, all working up a sweat. But what's the secret to an easy, effective workout? It may be in the music. A...

Time Spent on the Links May Lengthen Life

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Grab your golf clubs. Spending a day on the green at least once a month may lower the risk of early death among older adults, a new study finds. About 25...

Will the Lights of Fireflies Be Extinguished?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There is little more magical than the glow of fireflies on a still summer night, but new research suggests that light pollution threatens firefly...

Consumers Waste Twice as Much Food as Experts Thought

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Much more food is wasted worldwide than commonly thought, a new study shows. In 2005, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)...

Air Pollution Made in One State Can Cause Deaths in Others

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Deadly air pollution doesn't stop at state borders, researchers warn. Their analysis of 2005-2018 data on different types of air pollution from a variety...

Drug Duo Speeds Regeneration of Key Cells Lost in Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A novel combination of two drugs appeared to spur faster regeneration of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, a preliminary study in mice and...

Fewer American Families Weighed Down by Medical Bills

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people struggling to pay their medical bills declined dramatically during the last decade, as the Affordable Care Act expanded health...

AHA News: Stroke Survivors Might Need Better Screening for...

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Depression among stroke survivors peaks during the early months of recovery and persists for a full year, a new study finds. Experts say...

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