'Yo-Yo' Cardio Readings May Signal Heart Risks

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels fluctuate, you may have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than people with more steady readings, new research…

Colds Especially Bad? Your Nose Might Be to Blame

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For people suffering from a cold, the severity of their symptoms may be linked to the mix of bacteria that inhabit their nose. New research suggests the amount and type of organisms residing in the…

3 Ways to Tame Food Temptations

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight often comes down to changing the patterns and habits that led to overeating. And that usually takes self-control, or the ability to resist temptation. Think of self-control as the inner…

Doctors Use Bacteria as Weapon Against Cancer

SUNDAY, Sept. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's a perfect case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend. A potentially dangerous bacteria appears to target malignant cells and could provide a new means of fighting cancer, a small, preliminary…

Lawn Mowers Can Be an Accident Waiting to Happen

SATURDAY, Sept. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mowing your lawn can be a dangerous job, resulting in severe injury or even the loss of a limb. A new review of 51,000 lawn mower injuries between 2006 and 2013 found that 85 percent of the injuries…

Just Witnessing School Violence Can Leave Psychic Scars

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For middle school students, witnessing school violence can be as bad as being bullied, new research suggests. An international team of researchers found that young witnesses face many of the same…

Patients Want Breast Cancer Costs Upfront

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of breast cancer treatment rarely comes up in doctor-patient discussions -- but most patients wish it would, researchers report. "Doctors and patients should be open to discussing the financial…

Growing Up Poor May Permanently Damage Thinking Skills

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty may scar kids' mental abilities for the rest of their lives, a new study suggests. Children who grow up poor or otherwise disadvantaged are more likely to score lower on tests of thinking,…

Smoked, Vaped, Eaten: U.S. Teens Use Pot in Many Ways

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American teens are partaking of pot in any way they can, from smoking to vaping to eating marijuana edibles, new research shows. The study, of Los Angeles-area high school students, found that about…

AHA: Is Coffee Good for You?

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- At just a couple of calories a cup, good old black coffee packs quite a punch. It wakes you up, boosts your metabolic rate and decreases the risk of some diseases. Not that habitual…

Parents Teach Firstborns About Sex, But Not Their Later Kids

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Younger siblings are less likely than firstborns to hear about the birds and the bees from their parents, a new study suggests. Instead, they may learn what's what from their older brothers and sisters,…

Racial Bias Can Take Toll on Minority Medical Residents

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Minority medical residents routinely face bias and comments that can subtly reveal racial, ethnic or religious slights or preconceptions, a new study suggests. In the United States, black, Hispanic…