Infertility, Not Fertility Drugs, Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fertility drugs do not increase a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. It did find that infertility itself is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The researchers…

Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors and pain specialists have been turning to anticonvulsive drugs for treatment of lower back pain more often over the past decade. There's just one problem -- these drugs don't really help. A…

How to Maximize Your Gym Membership

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- So, you've made the decision to get healthier and join a gym, a great way to reach the U.S. national guideline of 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. But don't let your good intentions or your…

850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease is a "hidden epidemic" affecting more than 850 million people worldwide, renal experts say. That's twice the number of diabetics (422 million) and more than 20 times the number of…

The Disappearance of a Dog Line

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a tragic twist of canine fate, researchers report that dogs that lived in the Americas for thousands of years were wiped out after Europeans arrived on the continent. "This study demonstrates…

As Temperatures Soar, Study Warns of Fatal Heat Stroke at Work

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Much of the United States has been sweltering in triple-digit heat this week, but new research finds outdoor workers can suffer fatal heat stroke from temperatures that only reach the high 80s. In…

AHA: At 88, Heart Disease Won't Slow This Glam Texan Philanthropist

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- It's been said that one can never be too overdressed, and Betty Thrasher needs no convincing. Every day, the 88-year-old resident of Temple, Texas, applies makeup, coifs her locks and selects…

Even When Insured, Heart Disease Can Bankrupt Poor Families

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the United States, heart disease can ruin a poor family financially even if they have health insurance, a new study finds. One in four low-income families with someone suffering from coronary…

Could Aspirin Help Keep Alzheimer's Away?

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If new research in mice bears out in humans, that daily low-dose aspirin many people take to keep heart trouble at bay might also protect their brains against Alzheimer's. Scientists report aspirin…

Medical Marijuana a Hit With Seniors

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are giving rave reviews for medical marijuana. In a new survey, those who turned to it for treating chronic pain reported it reduced pain and decreased the need for opioid painkillers. Nine…

Cost Keeps Many Americans From Getting Hearing Aids

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A hearing aid can set you back as much as $7,000, and that's the main reason more Americans don't use one, a new study finds. The report also suggests that many people are too embarrassed to wear…

Sports Safety: It's Not Just Child's Play

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Playing sports offers plenty of fitness and other developmental benefits for kids, but injuries are common. Every year, more than 2.6 million U.S. children aged 19 and under are treated in the ER for…