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17 May

Diet and Breast Cancer Risk

Women who follow a low-fat diet lower their risk of death from breast cancer.

16 May

Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

A surprising number of parents read and write text messages while driving.

15 May

Treating Pain: Hypnosis vs. Opioids

Hypnosis Can Reduce Pain Up to 42%.

Love the Smell of a Cup o' Joe? Here's What That Reveals About You

Love the Smell of a Cup o' Joe? Here's What That Reveals About You

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Java junkies can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee, and the more they drink, the better they can smell it, British researchers say.

It's a discovery with powerful implications for treating people addicted to substances with a distinct smell.

"The higher the caffeine use, the quick...

AHA News: Drummer's Death Inspires Grief-Stricken Bandmates to Rethink Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle

AHA News: Drummer's Death Inspires Grief-Stricken Bandmates to Rethink Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- When the members of the hard rock band Hellyeah walked onstage for their first show in more than a year, everything looked different.

The most glaring change was the absence of famed drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died suddenly in June 2018 at age 54 from severe coronary arter...

For Women With HIV, Daily Life Can Impede Fight Against Virus

For Women With HIV, Daily Life Can Impede Fight Against Virus

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Day-to-day struggles prevent many American women with HIV from taking medicines to suppress the AIDS-causing virus, a new study shows.

"Survival is a priority over putting a pill in your mouth for a number of our participants, and that is the public health challenge we must address," said study ...

Sugary Drinks <i>and</i> Fruit Juice May Increase Risk of Early Death

Sugary Drinks and Fruit Juice May Increase Risk of Early Death

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most folks know that sugary drinks aren't healthy, but a new study finds fruit juices are not much better.

In fact, consuming them regularly may help shorten your life, researchers say.

"Older adults who drink more sugary beverages, which include fruit juice as well as sodas and other ...

Suicides Increase Among U.S. Kids, But More in Girls Than Boys

Suicides Increase Among U.S. Kids, But More in Girls Than Boys

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide rates are on the rise among American children, but the increase is greatest among girls, a new study finds.

"Overall, we found a disproportionate increase in female youth suicide rates compared to males, resulting in a narrowing of the gap between male and female suicide rates," said stu...

When E-Cig Makers Offer Promotional Items, More Teens Likely to Vape

When E-Cig Makers Offer Promotional Items, More Teens Likely to Vape

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Coupons, samples, branded hats and T-shirts: When teens use or wear promotional items from companies that make alternative tobacco products like electronic cigarettes, they are more likely to try those products, new research shows.

The study included 757 California teens, aged 13 to 19, who were...

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The rise in colon cases among younger adults that's been seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows.

In the decade leading up to 2014, the number of cases of colon cancer among people under 50 increased by 3% a year in Denmark, New Zealand,...

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hypnosis might sound like a magic trick to some, but the therapy can be an effective pain reliever, a new review shows.

The review covered 85 studies that have tested hypnosis for easing "experimental models" of pain -- that is, lab studies where brave volunteers agreed to be subjected to a pai...

Many Elite Athletes Ashamed to Seek Help for Mental Illness

Many Elite Athletes Ashamed to Seek Help for Mental Illness

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes are supposed to be strong and self-assured, so many don't seek help for mental health issues, a new study finds.

It's not just the stigma of mental illness that prompts many to tough it out alone, but also busy schedules, gender stereotyping and lack of understanding about mental health...

Essentials for Growing Tasty Herbs on Your Windowsill

Essentials for Growing Tasty Herbs on Your Windowsill

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you have a dedicated space in an outdoor garden or just a few buckets on a small patio, there's nothing quite like having your own herb garden for giving your cooking fresh flavor boosts.

But what if you live in an apartment or in a cold climate that can't sustain outdoor herbs in the w...

What to Do When Your Child Throws a Fit

What to Do When Your Child Throws a Fit

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You know the scenario -- your child has a meltdown, leaving you frustrated, embarrassed and arguing even though your brain says it's a battle you're not likely to win.

Tantrums often start during the "terrible 2's" because little ones can't yet clearly voice their frustrations. But it's never to...

Heroin ODs Have Started Declining in Some States

Heroin ODs Have Started Declining in Some States

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- After years of steady increases, the number of Americans showing up in emergency departments with heroin overdoses is on a downswing, at least in some states.

Between 2017 and 2018, many states saw a dramatic drop in the number of people being rushed to hospitals as a result of a heroin overdo...

Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana does not come without health hazards.

New research shows that while it led to a decline in hospitalizations for chronic pain, there were increases in traffic crashes, alcohol abuse and drug overdoses in the state. However, there was ...

Weight-Loss Surgery May Work Even Better During Teen Years

Weight-Loss Surgery May Work Even Better During Teen Years

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The earlier you have weight-loss surgery, the better, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that weight-loss surgery is more effective in reversing diabetes and high blood pressure in teens than in adults, which suggests it would be better for severely obese teens not to wait until adulthood...

Pool Chemicals Harm Thousands Every Summer

Pool Chemicals Harm Thousands Every Summer

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Swimming pools are one of the great joys of summer, but U.S. health officials warn that the chemicals that keep the water pristine can land you in the ER.

Between 2008 and 2017, there were more than 4,500 pool chemical-related injuries reported each year, a new report from the U.S. Centers for...

Red Cross Needs Type O Blood to Ease Shortage

Red Cross Needs Type O Blood to Ease Shortage

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's a severe nationwide shortage of Type O blood, and the American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for donations.

The current supply of Type O blood is critically low: Six units are available for every 100,000 people in the United States, but at least twice as much is required every ...

Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex's Time

Bedbugs Date Back to T. Rex's Time

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs have a long history, all the way back to the dinosaur age, a new study says.

British researchers said bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago and were around when dinosaurs were in charge.

"To think that the pests that live in our beds today evolved more than 100 mil...

Lupus Takes Bigger Toll on Longevity for Blacks

Lupus Takes Bigger Toll on Longevity for Blacks

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks the skin, joints and organs, can shorten the lives of its victims, but new research shows it can shorten the lives of black patients the most.

Health data from two counties in Georgia found that black people with lupus have an average age at dea...

AHA News: Study Finds Higher Risk of Stroke-Linked Plaque in Men, Possible Test for Women

AHA News: Study Finds Higher Risk of Stroke-Linked Plaque in Men, Possible Test for Women

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Men are more likely than women to develop unstable plaques in their neck arteries, a dangerous condition that can lead to strokes, according to new research that also identified a helpful warning sign for rupture-prone plaques in women.

The preliminary study, presented Thursd...

Former President Jimmy Carter Leaves Hospital After Surgery for Broken Hip

Former President Jimmy Carter Leaves Hospital After Surgery for Broken Hip

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Former President Jimmy Carter has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home from surgery for a broken hip.

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter also had a health scare yesterday. According to a tweet from the Carter Center, she "felt faint and was admitted overnight to the ho...

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