AHA: With Hurricane Season Underway, Health Experts Urge More Support for the Vulnerable

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last fall, José Maldonado was heartbroken. Although he now lives in Maryland, he has strong ties to the island where he was born. But when his…

Global Aid Programs Shortchange Teen Health Needs: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teen health in developing countries is vastly underfunded, researchers report. While teens represent 26 percent of people in developing countries, teen health received just 1.6 percent of global development…

Early Onset Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Heart Disease, Shorter Life

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes have a much greater risk of serious heart problems and early death, especially if they were diagnosed before age 10, new research suggests. But the study only found an…

Working Out After Baby

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight about 6 months after giving birth lowers a woman's risk of being overweight in the future. The best strategy to get back to pre-baby weight is a combination of diet and exercise, rather…

American Heart Association Turns Dietary Advice on Its Head

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a wide variety of foods might not be good for you after all, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). "Eating a more diverse diet might be associated…

Women With Asthma More Likely to Develop COPD

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than 4 in 10 women with asthma developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heavy smoking and obesity were among the significant risk factors, a new study found. The research involved…

Here's What Makes Seniors Feel and Act Younger

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of new studies points towards two potential paths to the fountain of youth. When older adults feel more control of their lives and get more exercise, they feel younger -- and that improves…

Frequent Sexting Can Weaken Committed Relationships

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sexting can lead to dissing. That appears to be one takeaway from a small survey of North American adults in committed relationships who share explicit visuals and/or texts via mobile phones with…

Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose Death

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors prescribed fewer opioid pain medications after receiving letters from a medical examiner informing them of a patient's fatal overdose, a new study says. Many people who die of opioid overdoses…

Number of Opioid-Addicted Women Giving Birth Quadruples

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of pregnant women addicted to opioids as they give birth has more than quadrupled since 1999, a disturbing new report shows. In 2014, for every 1,000 hospital deliveries, 6.5 were mothers…

Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment May Hamper Adult Survivors

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of adults who survived childhood brain and spinal cord cancers don't live fully independent lives, a new study finds. Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis,…

New Dads Can Get the Baby Blues, Too

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Postpartum depression isn't limited to moms. Rates of depression among new fathers are similar to those among new mothers, and more needs to be done to help these men, two psychologists say. "Recent…