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05 Dec

Will Taking Aspirin Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer?

Older adults who use aspirin this many times per week may lower their risk of dying of cancer.

04 Dec

Birth Control Pills And Brain Health

Women taking birth control pills may experience changes in a key region of the brain.

03 Dec

E-Scooter Injuries On The Rise

Broken bones most common injury in e-scooter accidents.
Antarctic Study Shows Isolation, Monotony May Change the Human Brain

Dennis Thompson December 4, 2019

Antarctic Study Shows Isolation, Monotony May Change the Human Brain

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Antarctica is one of the loneliest places on Earth.

Endless expanses of white give way to almost complete darkness during the long winter months. Companionship is largely limited to those who've joined you in these achingly cold wilds.

That overwhelming isolation is so great that it... Full Page

Run Smart This Winter -- Here's How

Steven Reinberg December 4, 2019

Run Smart This Winter -- Here's How

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cold, wet winter weather doesn't have to put the kibosh on your running. Just follow some basic advice to help you maintain your exercise program safely.

Before you head outside, check the forecast for temperature, wind and moisture. This is key in planning a safe winter workout, said Julie ... Full Page

More Than 100  E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce

E.J. Mundell December 4, 2019

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's still not 100% safe to enjoy caesar salads: Federal health officials say more Americans have been sickened with E. coli after eating romaine lettuce thought to be grown in Salinas, Calif.

Case numbers have jumped from 67 reported a week ago to 102 on Wednesday, according to a news re... Full Page

Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain

Robert Preidt December 4, 2019

Ski Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Cross-country skiing may be good for your brain, a new study suggests.

Previous research found that participants of the Vasaloppet, a popular long-distance, cross-country skiing race in Sweden, have a lower risk of heart attack, but potential brain benefits have been unclear.

This n... Full Page

A Birth Control Pill You Take Just Once a Month?

Amy Norton December 4, 2019

A Birth Control Pill You Take Just Once a Month?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have developed a method that might eventually allow women to take birth control pills just once a month.

In lab experiments, the researchers found that their tiny drug-delivery device -- contained within a gelatin-coated capsule -- worked as hoped: In pigs, it remained in the stoma... Full Page

Low-Dose Aspirin Might Cut Cancer Risk, Especially for Overweight People

Dennis Thompson December 4, 2019

Low-Dose Aspirin Might Cut Cancer Risk, Especially for Overweight People

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin might reduce your risk of dying from cancer, particularly if you've packed on a few extra pounds, researchers say.

Taking aspirin three or more times a week is associated with a lower risk of cancer death as well as death for any reason, a new study reports.

A... Full Page

Many Moms-to-Be Turn to Their Moms First for Medical Advice

Robert Preidt December 4, 2019

Many Moms-to-Be Turn to Their Moms First for Medical Advice

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Moms trump doctors when it comes to pregnancy advice, a new study suggests.

More often than not, pregnant women rely on guidance from their mothers instead of medical experts, the researchers found.

Many believe their mom's advice is as good or even better than medical recommendat... Full Page

Another Downside to Vaping: Higher Odds for Depression

Steven Reinberg December 4, 2019

Another Downside to Vaping: Higher Odds for Depression

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vaping, already linked to lung damage, may also have harmful psychological effects, a new study suggests.

The researchers found a strong association between vaping and depression in a study of nearly 900,000 U.S. adults.

The apparent culprit: nicotine.

"There is a potent... Full Page

Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer

Robert Preidt December 4, 2019

Study Links Hair Straighteners, Dyes to Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could permanent hair dyes and chemical straighteners raise a woman's risk of breast cancer? A new study suggests they could.

Researchers analyzed data from nearly 47,000 U.S. women, followed for an average of more than eight years as part of the federally funded Sisters Study. All of the wome... Full Page

Caring for Family Matters Most to People Around the Globe

Robert Preidt December 4, 2019

Caring for Family Matters Most to People Around the Globe

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It may come as no surprise to some, but new research shows that taking care of family and keeping a mate are the most important things for folks worldwide.

Researchers surveyed more than 7,000 people in 27 countries about what motivates them. The study included people from a wide range of cou... Full Page

AHA News: He Got a New Heart, Then Cancer, Then Another Heart

December 4, 2019

AHA News: He Got a New Heart, Then Cancer, Then Another Heart

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- When Trenton Cary was 11 months old, mom Valerie could tell he didn't feel well, so she scheduled a doctor's appointment.

But she quickly realized it couldn't wait. She and her husband, David, rushed their son to an emergency room – in the nick of time.

"He ... Full Page

Birth Control Pill May Alter Part of Women's Brains

Serena Gordon December 4, 2019

Birth Control Pill May Alter Part of Women's Brains

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A small, preliminary study suggests that a brain area called the hypothalamus appears to be about 6% smaller in women who use birth control pills.

But exactly what that means isn't yet clear. In this study, women on the pill had statistically significant increases in anger. Researchers a... Full Page

Many Young Adults Misusing Medical Marijuana, Study Suggests

Robert Preidt December 4, 2019

Many Young Adults Misusing Medical Marijuana, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that suggests medical marijuana is being used for more than medicinal purposes, a new study finds young adults who are heavy pot users are more likely to seek medical marijuana cards.

In fact, they were more likely to do so than those with physical or mental health conditions who co... Full Page

Especially in the Young, Cholesterol Is No Friend to the Heart

Robert Preidt December 4, 2019

Especially in the Young, Cholesterol Is No Friend to the Heart

TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rising levels of cholesterol among young adults is strongly tied to long-term odds for the number one killer, heart disease, a new study finds.

The new global study involved data on more than 400,000 people from 38 different trials. Their health was tracked for an av... Full Page

Babies May 'See' Light While in the Womb

Steven Reinberg December 3, 2019

Babies May 'See' Light While in the Womb

TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Though fetuses spend nine months in a dark womb, they may detect light by the second trimester, a new study in mice suggests.

That's when light-sensing cells develop in the retina, and it may set up the day-night rhythms that the infant will follow, the researchers said.

These cells ... Full Page

HIV Testing, Treatment Not Reaching Many Americans

Robert Preidt December 3, 2019

HIV Testing, Treatment Not Reaching Many Americans

TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Too few Americans are getting tested or treated for HIV, a new government report shows.

"The time is now to end HIV in America. We have the right tools, the right data and the right leadership to get this done," said Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prev... Full Page

Uncontrolled Asthma a Danger to Pregnant Women, Babies

Robert Preidt December 3, 2019

Uncontrolled Asthma a Danger to Pregnant Women, Babies

TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy puts mothers and their babies at increased risk for serious complications, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed more than 100,000 pregnancies in more than 58,000 women with asthma in Canada.

Compared to those whose asthma was well-controlle... Full Page

Taking Several Prescription Drugs May Trigger Serious Side Effects

Steven Reinberg December 3, 2019

Taking Several Prescription Drugs May Trigger Serious Side Effects

TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans take a variety of prescription drugs, yet new research suggests that combining various medications is not always wise.

Taking lots of different drugs for different conditions is called "polypharmacy," and a team of researchers set out to find how doctors take this into acco... Full Page

Are E-Scooters a Quick Ticket to the ER?

Alan Mozes December 3, 2019

Are E-Scooters a Quick Ticket to the ER?

TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Electric scooters are everywhere, offering city-dwelling Americans a quick way to get about town. But new research warns that hopping on one might land you in the hospital with a broken wrist or worse.

"E-scooters carry a unique set of risks," cautioned study author Dr. Mohsin Mukhtar, a reside... Full Page

AHA News: Vegan Diet May Decrease Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in African Americans

December 3, 2019

AHA News: Vegan Diet May Decrease Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in African Americans

TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Following a vegan diet for five weeks may decrease risk factors for heart disease, new research shows.

The study included 50 African Americans who were asked to eat only prepared meals delivered to their homes. A cardiovascular risk calculator was used to assess their risk of ... Full Page

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