ARCHIVE: October 2018

The Ideal Weight Makes for a Healthier Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're overweight and thinking of starting a family, there's compelling evidence that you should lose the excess pounds before you get pregnant. For...

Can Intermittent Fasting Help Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Occasional fasting may help control type 2 diabetes, a small Canadian study suggests. "The use of a therapeutic fasting regimen for treatment of [type 2...

As Hurricane Michael Nears, Expert Warns of Gas-Powered...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hurricane Michael, now a powerful category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall in northern Florida Wednesday. And as with every such storm, power...

E-Cigs Continue to Spark Debate Over Health Risks/Benefits

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With sales of electronic cigarettes skyrocketing, Americans remain divided on whether the devices are a boon or a threat to public health. That's the...

Storing Insulin in Home Fridges May Lower Effectiveness

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many diabetes patients store their insulin at the wrong temperature in their fridge and that could reduce its effectiveness, a new study says. Insulin...

AHA: Stroke Care Gains in Puerto Rico Falter After Hurricane...

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A project aimed at improving the inequalities in stroke care between Puerto Rico and the mainland did just that -- until Hurricane Maria roared...

AHA: Some Gut Germs May Help Recovery After Heart Attack

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The tiny microbes located inside the intestines could play a critical role in heart attack recovery, according to a new study that found gut...

Seniors, Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Falling

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, with some ending up in hospitals or even dying. But new research suggests that it's possible to avoid...

Type 1 Diabetes Often Misdiagnosed in Adults

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's not always easy -- even for doctors -- to tell if someone has type 1 or type 2 diabetes when they're diagnosed as an adult. And a new study finds...

Don't Overlook Heart Care After Cancer Diagnosis

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation are less likely to see a cardiologist or fill prescriptions for blood-thinning drugs if they've...

Early Pushing in Childbirth Won't Hurt Mom or Baby, Study...

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant moms will want to read this. Pushing sooner during childbirth is just as safe for most women and babies as pushing later, researchers report....

Four Myths About Breast Cancer Debunked

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There are four common myths about breast cancer that can affect prevention and treatment of the most common type of cancer in American women, an oncologist...

Hey Home Exercisers, Sometimes Gym Classes Offer Added Benefits

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's nothing like the convenience of working out at home or going for a walk on your schedule. But taking classes at a gym or fitness center could hold...

Putting Faith in Blood Pressure Control for Black Patients

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For black Americans striving for lower blood pressure, churches may provide the answer to their prayers. "African-Americans have a significantly greater...

Lose Excess Pounds, Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dropping weight might do more than make an older woman feel good. New research suggests it could lower her odds of breast cancer. "Our study indicates that...

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Gallstone Risk: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The quick weight loss that occurs after bariatric surgery seems to have an unintended consequence -- a greater risk of gallstones, a new study suggests....

Could Impotence Be in Your Genes?

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have uncovered the first evidence that erectile dysfunction may have genetic underpinnings. In the study, the researchers analyzed...

One-Third of 'Gluten-Free' Restaurant Foods in U.S....

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're gluten-sensitive, watch out: One-third of the "gluten-free" foods sold in U.S. restaurants actually contain trace levels of the substance, new...

One cancer, three generations: three family members undergo the...

When Tammy Becknell’s cooktop blew up in her face, she was lucky to escape serious injury. But she ended up at her doctor’s a week later, concerned that her persistent hoarse throat was caused by...

Study Sees No Link Between Gout Drug, Kidney Disease

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The gout drug allopurinol may offer some protection from kidney disease, according to a new study that upends traditional beliefs. Some doctors hesitate to...

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