ARCHIVE: October 2018

Tips for Enhancing the Spa Experience

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While a weekend (or longer) retreat can be very rejuvenating, day spas have made it possible for almost everyone to enjoy a short escape from life's stresses...

Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life

SUNDAY, Oct. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer screening is the most reliable way to detect the disease when it's at an early stage and is most treatable, experts advise. "Today, there is...

Clinical Trials Need More Volunteers

SATURDAY, Oct. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although clinical trials are the only way to test the mettle of new drugs and medical devices, just 1 percent of Americans participate in such trials,...

Drowsy Driving as Risky as Drunk Driving

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Getting too little sleep at night? If so, your odds for a car crash are rising, new research suggests. Crash risk is highest if you get fewer than four hours...

Today's Go-Go World Too Much for Too Many Hearts

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weekday mornings are no longer the most common time for cardiac arrest, as an ever stressful world means hearts are stopping suddenly at all times of the day...

Half of Antibiotics Given Without Infection Diagnosis

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After years of public health warnings about antibiotic misuse, a new study suggests the problem is far from being solved. Researchers found that of more than...

AHA: How Many Days of Checks Needed to Diagnose High Blood...

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A routine visit to the doctor's office typically results in a single blood pressure measurement. But for people on the verge of being diagnosed...

'Broken Heart Syndrome' Warrants Careful Monitoring

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's not a heart attack, but so-called "broken heart syndrome" still puts patients at high risk for hospital readmission and in-hospital death, a new study...

Does Aspirin Help Prevent Liver Cancer?

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Take two aspirins and reduce your risk of liver cancer? New research suggests this weekly routine might help. The researchers found that taking two or more...

Getting Your Medical Records Might Not Be Easy

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. patients face numerous roadblocks when trying to access their medical records at the nation's top hospitals, a new study finds. Federal law says...

Working Out When Under the Weather

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Every now and then you might not feel well enough to exercise and decide to skip a workout. But if you have a cold that could last a full week, you probably...

Many Young Drug Abusers Not Tested for Hepatitis C, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Too few teens and young adults with an opioid addiction are tested for hepatitis C, even though they're at high risk for the liver infection, researchers say...

Vitamin D Supplements Won't Build Bone Health in Older...

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements have long been touted as a way to improve bone health and possibly ward off the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis in older adults....

Mediterranean Diet May Help Preserve Your Vision: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A Mediterranean-style diet might significantly reduce your risk of a major cause of blindness, a new study suggests. Poor diet is emerging as an important...

More Preteens Need HPV Shots to Meet Public Health Goal

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Current rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among preteens are too low to achieve goals set by the American Cancer Society, according to a new...

Don't Blame Obamacare for the Opioid Crisis: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A look at past expansions to Medicaid appears to challenge claims that expansion under Obamacare helped fuel the current opioid crisis in the United States...

Can a 'Noah's Ark' of Microbes Save the World...

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- To safeguard human health in the future, researchers envision creation of a "Noah's Ark" of beneficial human microbes. The human microbiome includes...

Flu Season Lingers in Big Cities

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Big cities with a large commuting workforce tend to have longer, more grinding flu seasons, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a city's flu...

AHA: Researchers Suggest New Way to Possibly Eliminate Clogged...

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Researchers have proposed a unique study in humans to reduce the early onset of atherosclerosis, the buildup of the artery-clogging plaque that...

Did Neanderthal DNA Help Early Humans Fend Off Disease?

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mating with Neanderthals helped boost modern humans' ability to fight novel viruses in Europe and Asia, a new study contends. Before vanishing about 40,000...

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