January 10, 2018

Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Here's What Patients Chose

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Even though appendicitis often resolves with the use of antibiotics, the overwhelming majority of Americans would opt for surgery […]
January 10, 2018

Many Lung Cancer Patients Aren't Getting Best Treatment: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chemotherapy and radiation are the standard of care for small-cell lung cancer that hasn’t spread to other parts of […]
January 9, 2018

Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, […]
January 9, 2018

Severe Flu Season Tightens Its Grip on U.S.

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Americans are being hit with one of the worst flu seasons in years, with misery now widespread across 46 […]
January 9, 2018

Life in Poor Neighborhoods Is Hard on the Heart

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Where you live could influence how likely you are to develop heart failure, a new U.S. study suggests. In […]
January 9, 2018

Blood Banks Need January Donors

TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Want to make a difference right now? Consider donating some blood. That’s the suggestion of experts from Penn State […]
January 8, 2018

Child Death Rate Higher in U.S. Than Other Wealthy Nations

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The United States has had the smallest decline in child death rates among wealthy nations over the past 50 […]
January 8, 2018

Fewer of America's Poor Kids Are Becoming Obese

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obesity rates among poor kids may be declining, U.S. health officials report. The number of severely obese 2- to […]
January 8, 2018

Working Night Shift May Raise Women's Odds for Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women who pull the night shift regularly might be at greater risk for a number of cancers, new research […]
January 8, 2018

For Poorer Americans, Stress Brings Worse Health

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that will surprise few, new research shows that minorities and the poor suffer more stress than […]
January 8, 2018

Weight-Loss Surgery Is Good for Obese Teens' Hearts

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Severely obese teens who undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight end up lowering their heart disease risk down the […]
January 6, 2018

How to Get Your Health on Track for 2018

SATURDAY, Jan. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For those still open to adding to their list of New Year’s resolutions, the American Medical Association (AMA) is […]