ARCHIVE: October 2018

Ebola Vaccines Show Lasting Effect

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Three experimental Ebola vaccines trigger an immune response that lasts for more than two years against the deadly disease, researchers report. In addition...

Kids' Pedestrian Death Rate Rises on Halloween: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Trick-or-treating is a Halloween tradition that can quickly turn disastrous, with new research showing a more than 40 percent spike in pedestrian deaths on...

Keeping Your Teen Driver Safe

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rules for new drivers instituted in Massachusetts back in 2007 have led to fewer car crashes, including fewer deadly crashes, among drivers in their teens...

Building Tolerance Helps Kids With Wheat Allergy

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Giving trace amounts of wheat to children with wheat allergy shows promise in treating the allergy, according to new research. The researchers started with...

Many Mistakenly Believe Alternative Therapies Can Cure Cancer

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite evidence to the contrary, four in 10 Americans believe alternative therapies can cure cancer, a new survey finds. Research shows that cancer death...

Measure Your Blood Pressure at Home? New Guidelines Set Healthy...

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you're taking your blood pressure at home, a reading of 130 over 80 or above should be considered high, researchers report. A reading of 120 over 80...

Michael Phelps Champions the Fight Against Depression

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Swimmer extraordinaire Michael Phelps has won 28 Olympic medals -- 23 of them gold. Yet, despite all those medals and the accolades that came with them,...

Many Teens Are 'Sextortion' Targets

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of teens can add "sextortion" to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent of teenagers are targets of this...

Naps Don't Help Down Syndrome Kids Learn: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Naps have been shown to help young children learn, but researchers report they may have the opposite effect on children with Down syndrome. "In children...

Malaria-Sniffing Pooches Might Help Save Lives

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With their keen sense of smell, dogs can track down bombs and drugs, but new research suggests they can also sniff out malaria in people. If confirmed by...

Workers' Comp Often a Gateway to Opioid Abuse: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many injured workers turn to opioid painkillers for relief, and nearly 30 percent may still be taking them three months after their injury -- increasing the...

Gun Violence Among U.S. Youth Has High Price Tag

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Treating gunshot wounds in American children and teens costs roughly $270 million a year in hospital bills, researchers report. "In our study, we found that...

Vaccine to Stop Recurrent Strokes Shows Promise in Mice

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke remains a major killer. But could a simple vaccine help prevent a recurrence in stroke survivors someday? That's the promise from new Japanese...

Common Chemical Tied to Language Delay in Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children may suffer delayed language skills if their mothers come in contact with common chemicals called phthalates in early pregnancy, new research...

An Action Plan When You Regain That Lost Weight

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's the most frustrating part of dieting: Regaining the weight you worked so hard to lose. It helps to understand why this happens so you won't blame...

Firsthand 9/11 Exposure Fueling Alcohol- and Drug-Related Deaths...

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People directly exposed to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks appear at increased risk of drug- and alcohol-related death, a new study finds. "...

Is the U.S. Throwing Away Too Many Donor Kidneys?

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When deciding which donated kidneys can help desperate patients on waiting lists, the United States might want to follow France's lead and lower the bar, a...

In California, Some Doctors Sell 'Medical Exemptions'...

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A handful of California doctors are making hay off anti-vaccine parents, charging hundreds of dollars to issue medical exemptions for required childhood...

Roll Up Your Sleeves to Avoid the Flu

SUNDAY, Oct. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With flu season looming, don't wait too long to get your flu shot, a health expert advises. "The best way to avoid the flu is to get vaccinated," said Cindy...

Decorative Contact Lenses a Danger at Halloween, Any Time

SATURDAY, Oct. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Colorful or unusual-looking contact lenses are popular at Halloween, but they could harm your eyes, vision experts warn. "Decorative contact lenses may...

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