CDC Probes Troubling Rise in Suicide Among Utah Teens

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Between 2011 and 2015, the rate of suicide for Utah's teens -- mostly boys -- more than doubled and greatly outpaced the national average for these tragedies, a new report finds. Overall, 150 suicides…

Want to Live Longer? Eating a Little Less Might Do the Trick

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Putting just a bit less on your dinner plate each day might be key to a longer life, preliminary research suggests. People who reduced their caloric intake by just 15 percent over two years experienced…

AHA: 'Beating' Stroke, New Hip-Hop Program Helps Kids Save a Life

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Teaching school kids the symptoms of stroke and how to react quickly to them is an effective way to potentially save lives and prevent disabilities, according to a new study done in tandem…

Noisy Workplace May Wreak Havoc on Your Heart

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Loud noise at work doesn't just threaten your hearing, it might also boost your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, a new U.S. government report suggests. "Reducing workplace noise levels is…

Tai Chi Beats Aerobics for Fibromyalgia Pain

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from fibromyalgia, new research suggests tai chi might do more than aerobic exercise to ease your chronic pain. "Tai chi mind-body treatment results in similar or greater improvement…

More Bad Flu News: It May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering a nasty bout of the flu or pneumonia is bad enough, but now research suggests it might also spell trouble for your heart. In a study of nearly 2,000 people in Scotland, those who had…

Illegal Online Purchases of Pot on the Rise

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans buy marijuana online illegally, a new study found. "Anyone, including teenagers, can search for and buy marijuana from their smartphone, regardless of what state they live…

The Top Calorie-Burning Exercises

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you're trying to lose weight, cutting calories counts. But so does burning them off with exercise. Exercise is also key to maintaining weight loss and being heart healthy, according to the…

As Mammograms Became Widespread, Breast Tumor Size Shrank

THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After American women began to adopt annual mammography screening in the 1980s, a very healthy thing happened: the average size of newly discovered breast tumors got smaller. That's the finding…

AHA: Astronauts Need Extra Exercise and Calories in Space

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- It takes physical activity to stay heart-healthy on Earth and even more to stay healthy in space. The lack of gravity in space causes hearts to slightly expand and work differently,…

Breast Symptoms at Mammogram May Raise Future Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast symptoms at a regular cancer screening are more likely to develop breast cancer before their next screening, a new study finds. The study included women who took part in the…

Sugary Sodas Linked Again to Increased Heart Risks

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Would that ice cold soda be as tempting if you knew that it might shorten your life? New research found that adults over 45 who drank an average of 24 ounces or more of sugar-sweetened beverages…