TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 — Low birth weight babies stand a better chance of surviving when their mothers hold them close throughout the day, a new study finds.
This technique is called kangaroo care because it mimics how kangaroos shield their babies…
MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 — Therapy for the entire family might help kids and teens vulnerable to bipolar disorder stay healthy longer, new research suggests.
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Colorado and…
MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 — “Food insecurity” — not having enough money to afford sufficient food — increases the risk of premature death, new research suggests.
For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 510,000 adults in Canada between…
MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2020 — Most American parents believe their teens spend too much time playing video games, but many underestimate the actual amount, a new survey shows.
The poll of nearly 1,000 parents with at least one child aged 13 to 18 found…
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Big Uptick in Cases of New Coronavirus in China
On Monday China reported a surge in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus,…
– From texting to cooking, we use our hands often. There are many exercises that can strengthen your hands and fingers, increase your range of motion and provide relief, says Keck Medicine.
It mentions five exercises to improve flexibility,…
– Anxiety can cause or worsen sleeping problems, says the National Sleep Foundation.
If disrupted sleep due to anxiety happens, the foundation says you may want to try a few simple strategies:
Practice meditation. Focus on your breathing.
SUNDAY, Jan. 19, 2020 — Turning to Facebook for help is probably the wrong move for depressed college students, new research shows.
In a small study of 33 students who posted on Facebook about feelings of depression, not one was advised to reach…
SATURDAY, Jan. 18, 2020 — Want to know how to avoid blood clots and varicose veins?
One physician offers some tips on how to keep your blood vessels healthy.
Arteries and veins are collectively known as the vascular system. Arteries transport…
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 — Naloxone can prevent opioid overdose deaths, but only a tiny percentage of Americans at risk are prescribed the lifesaving drug.
That’s the key finding from an analysis of nationwide data on adults with private health…