ARCHIVE: May 2018

Opioid Crisis Means More Newborns With Hepatitis C, But Few Get...

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Due to the U.S. opioid epidemic, hepatitis C is up among pregnant women, raising the risk for mother-to-child transmission of the virus, a new study reveals...

The Other Opioid Crisis: Shortages at U.S. Hospitals

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. hospitals are running short of the injectable opioids and anesthesia drugs that most surgery patients need during and after their procedures, a new...

Ecstasy May Help Some PTSD Sufferers, but Safety Issues Remain

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might find some relief by using the popular party drug ecstasy, a small study suggests....

Why You Should Unwind After a Tough Day at Work

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After dealing with nasty co-workers or a rude boss all day, try doing something to unwind. It can help you sleep better, a new study suggests. "Sleep quality...

Most U.S. Adults Support More Mental Health Services for Kids

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A vast majority of U.S. adults believe children should receive more mental health support, new research reveals. Nearly nine out of 10 adults favor more...

Tobacco Companies Must Put New Warnings on Packaging, Court Says

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco companies have been given deadlines to come clean on their cigarette packaging and websites about the health dangers of their products and their...

AHA: Blood Test Could Offer Life-and-Death Clues for Black...

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Testing blood for a biological marker called suPAR could help better assess the risk of death among black Americans with type 2 diabetes,...

U.S. Illnesses Tied to Ticks, Mosquitoes Are Soaring

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Diseases transmitted by biting insects -- ticks and mosquitoes in particular -- have more than tripled in the United States over the past decade, a new...

AHA: Blood Pressure Readings Often Higher Outside Doctor's...

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Blood pressure readings taken outside of the doctor's office often read higher than those in the office, a new study says. Spanish researchers...

Speed of Heart Attack Treatment Can Vary by State

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients get their blocked heart arteries opened faster if they live in states where they can be taken directly to hospitals that perform the...

Fentanyl Now Drives Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S.

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Overdose deaths involving dangerous synthetic opioids like fentanyl have skyrocketed in recent years, surpassing deaths from prescription painkillers, a new U...

FDA Cracks Down on Dangerous E-Cig Liquids That Resemble Cookies...

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned the makers of e-cigarette liquids that are packaged to look like juice boxes, candies and cookies to...

Rock Climbing Goes Mainstream for Exercise Buffs

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rock climbing is no longer just for extreme sports athletes and thrill-seeking daredevils. With hundreds of indoor climbing facilities across the United...

U.S. Air Quality Improvements Are Lagging

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After decades of progress, the United States has seen a slowdown in reductions of two major air pollutants, a new study finds. Researchers found that levels...

Nearby Lightning Shut Down a Woman's Brain Implant

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A European woman who needed an implanted brain device got an unwelcome side effect during a storm: Nearby lightning switched the device off. Experts say the...

Even Living Near a Farm Might Help Prevent Allergies

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While allergists have long known that farm life helps prevent allergies in kids, new research shows the benefit might even extend to adults who live near a...

Mid-Life Stresses May Be Tied to Late-Life Dementia Risk

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Anxiety during middle age might signal impending dementia, a new analysis suggests. Although millions of Americans suffer from moderate to severe anxiety...

What Foods Can Hasten, or Delay, Menopause?

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- What women eat might determine when they enter menopause, new research suggests. After tracking more than 35,000 British women for four years,...

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