December 21, 2017

Chronic Heartburn Tied to Higher Odds for Head, Neck Cancers

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Millions of American seniors suffer the discomfort of chronic acid reflux. Now, new research suggests the condition might raise […]
December 21, 2017

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops as Opioid Deaths Surge

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The opioid epidemic continues to chip away at the average American life span, federal health officials reported Thursday. Life […]
December 20, 2017

Eat Your Greens . . . and Maybe Boost an Aging Brain

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People who eat leafy green vegetables every day may maintain a sharper mind as they age, a new study […]
December 20, 2017

Mild Low Thyroid Levels May Affect a Woman's Fertility

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Having even a slightly underactive thyroid may interfere with a woman’s ability to get pregnant, a new Harvard Medical […]
December 20, 2017

Heavy Particles in Smog Up Kids' Asthma Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children who inhale coarse particles — like dust, sand or even rubber emissions from tires — increase their chances […]
December 20, 2017

Overweight Kids Don't Have to Be Overweight Adults

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Overweight children often become obese adults, with attendant problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But a new […]
December 19, 2017

Cancer Survivors Often Face Another Hurdle: Faster Aging

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Treatments that help people beat cancer also can cause them to age prematurely and die sooner, Mayo Clinic researchers […]
December 19, 2017

Cervical Device May Help Lower Preemie Birth Risk

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women with a relatively short cervix are at higher risk of preterm delivery, but new research shows that a […]
December 19, 2017

Friendships May Be Your Defense Against Diabetes

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You probably lean on your friends in tough times. Now, new research suggests your pals might even help you […]
December 19, 2017

Flu Shot Safe Even With an Egg Allergy

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s safe for people with an egg allergy to get a flu shot, says a leading U.S. allergists’ group. […]
December 19, 2017

There's Still No Proven Way to Prevent Alzheimer's

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Medical science has failed to prove that any treatment, therapy or brain exercise can help prevent dementias such as […]
December 18, 2017

FDA Gets Tough With Homeopathic Medicines

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. government plans to crack down on unproven homeopathic remedies, particularly those that pose the greatest risk to […]