ARCHIVE: October 2018

Low-Dose Aspirin May Protect Against Ovarian Cancer: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Regular use of low-dose aspirin may the reduce risk of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 205,000 American...

Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn't Imaginary

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals. "Finding an objective neurochemical change in the brains of...

Why Printed Calorie Counts at Restaurants Are Important

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- May 7, 2018 marked a milestone for public health in the United States. It's the date that mandatory nutrition and calorie information took effect for most...

A Couple's Tough Trek Back From Opioid Addiction

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In 2016, almost 174 Americans died each day due to drug overdoses -- and roughly two-thirds of those deaths were caused by opioid drugs. The statistics are...

Path to Obesity May Start in Preschool

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who quickly pack on pounds may be at particular risk of becoming obese teenagers, a large new study finds. Experts said the results point to...

How Much He Sleeps May Affect His Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Getting too little or too much sleep can affect stroke risk, depending on a man's race, researchers say. "These results suggest that short and long sleep...

Alzheimer's Gene Tied to 'Chemo Brain' in Breast...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many older breast cancer patients might worry that they will be struck by "chemo brain" after their treatments, but a new study suggests that only those...

AHA: After 2 Heart Attacks, She May Need a New Heart -- But...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- On her way to watch her beloved Kansas City Chiefs play in 2016, Leah Huss felt sensations far different from the usual pre-game jitters....

AHA: Doctors Could Do More to Help Smokers With Poor Circulation

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Doctors are not doing nearly enough to help peripheral artery disease patients quit smoking, a key risk factor for the disease, a new study...

Acne's Stigma Can Take a Big Mental Toll

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The impact of acne is more than skin-deep, and often disrupts sleep and well-being, scientists have found. Researchers in Ireland report that perceived...

Science Says 'Hug It Out'

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hugs. Everyone knows they feel good, but new research shows they really can take the edge off of interpersonal conflicts. Assessing more than 400 adults...

Could Diet Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Like the human gut, the breast gland has a "microbiome" that's influenced by diet, new animal research suggests. Although the findings are preliminary,...

Study Casts Doubt on Light Drinking's Benefits

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you think your nightly glass of vino is doing good things for your health, think again. A new study suggests that folks who like to tip back a drink...

Sexual Assault Has Long-Term Mental, Physical Impact

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Decades-old allegations of sexual assault have consumed the nation for the past two weeks, as the Senate, the FBI and the public wrestle with what it all...

Does Less-Invasive Surgery Make Sense for You?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Among the most significant advances in surgery has been the development of laparoscopic -- or minimally invasive -- procedures. These are new ways to...

Pregnancy Complications Tied to More Menopausal Hot Flashes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tough pregnancies might translate into tough times during menopause, new research suggests. Women who developed complications during pregnancy --...

What Did Americans Eat Today? A Third Would Say Fast Food

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' love affair with fast food continues, with 1 in every 3 adults chowing down on the fare on any given day. That's the finding from a new report...

Severe Infections Rising Among Americans With Diabetes

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans with diabetes who wind up in hospitals with serious infections, or who develop them while in the hospital, is on the rise. Between...

Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Raised Risk of Tumors, Cancer Deaths

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer and dying from certain forms of the disease, a new study suggests. However, the...

Smoking Seems to Weaken the Immune System: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The list of health risks linked to smoking continues to grow. A small study reports that, aside from lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease, cigarette...

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