National Health News

December 5, 2018

An App, Your Fingernail — and Anemia Screening Is Done

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Checking for low hemoglobin in the blood — otherwise known as anemia — usually means drawing blood for testing. […]
December 4, 2018

Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Takes Another Step Forward

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new gene therapy shows early promise against sickle cell anemia, researchers say. The therapy targets the genetic flaw […]
December 4, 2018

Mental Health and College Students

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s an adjustment period for almost every new college student — many young people have struggles balancing independence and […]
November 30, 2018

An Abusive Partner May Worsen Menopause Symptoms

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Emotional abuse may add to the woes of menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who are […]
November 30, 2018

AHA: Use Energy Drinks When Cramming for Exams? Your Heart May Pay a Price

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Final exams – and the ensuing all-night study sessions they cause – are looming large for many students […]
November 30, 2018

Fetal Kicks May Help Babies Understand Their Bodies

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When unborn babies kick in the womb, they may be developing awareness of their bodies, British researchers say. “Spontaneous […]
November 29, 2018

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Harm an Asthmatic Child

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A 6-year-old boy with severe asthma wasn’t responding to the usual treatments. It was only when family members stopped […]
November 29, 2018

AHA: It Took Heart Attack to Reveal Young Woman's Heart Defect

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Growing up, Alanna Gardner learned she couldn’t be too active. If she was, she would faint. Sometimes the […]
November 29, 2018

Snoring May Be Bigger Health Threat to Women Than Men

THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The hearts of women who snore appear to become damaged more quickly than those of men who “saw lumber” […]