WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — After a period of steady decline, homicides and suicides are on the rise again in America, new statistics show.
Experts believe the opioid addiction crisis may be at least partly to blame.
Researchers tracked data from a…
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — The right diet can slow chronic kidney disease, but 90 percent of patients who do not require dialysis never see a dietitian, new research finds.
“Most adults with chronic kidney disease remain poorly informed of how diet…
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — If you think your inability to control food cravings is all in your head, you’re right. Losing weight is about more than cutting calories — you also have to resist food urges.
And while behavior modification is a…
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — People who want to have weight-loss surgery are facing much longer wait times now than a decade ago, a new study finds.
Among weight-loss surgery patients in Michigan, the typical wait time almost doubled between 2006 and…
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — Sunscreen washing off swimmers may pose a threat to fish and other aquatic life, a new study suggests.
Ultraviolet (UV) filters have been added to many personal care products, including sunscreens, moisturizers and makeup….
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — As women around the world wage war against cancer, good news on the breast cancer front is tempered by predictions that lung cancer deaths could rise more than 40 percent.
Researchers in Spain reported that between 2015…
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — A single traumatic brain injury can raise a person’s risk of dementia, a new study suggests.
“Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in young adults,” said researcher Elisa Zanier, from the Mario…
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Man’s Legs, Hands Amputated After Infection Caused by Bacteria in Dog Saliva
A Wisconsin man had his lower legs and hands amputated after…
– Postpartum depression causes symptoms including unhappiness and hopelessness among new moms.
The good news is that it’s usually temporary and treatable, Postpartum Support International says.
The organization offers these suggestions for the…
– The urinary system is the body’s way to rid itself of wastes and extra water.
But the urinary tract also is a common spot for infection (UTI).
While anyone can develop a UTI, about four times as many women develop them as men, the U.S. National…