ARCHIVE: October 2018

Sales of Juul E-Cigarettes Skyrocket

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In just a year, sales of Juul electronic cigarettes jumped 641 percent, a new U.S. government study shows. The slim devices are especially popular among...

Diabetes, Dementia Can Be Deadly Combination

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of death from dangerously low blood sugar is much higher among seniors who have both diabetes and dementia than those with diabetes alone, a new...

More Evidence That E-Cig Use Leads to Smoking

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use electronic cigarettes are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes and to eventually increase their use of both products, another study...

AHA: Lung Scans of COPD Patients Can Reveal Heart Disease -- and...

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with the chronic lung disease known as COPD often get chest CT scans so that doctors can look inside their lungs. A new study is advising...

ER Staffers Under Assault. Blame the Opioid Crisis.

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency departments are becoming increasingly violent places as doctors bear the brunt of fallout from the opioid epidemic, a new survey shows. Nearly...

'Southern' Diet Blamed for Black Americans'...

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are at greater risk of high blood pressure than whites, and a new study suggests the "Southern" diet bears much of the blame. Experts have...

One Football Rule Change Might Lower Concussion Risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The most dangerous play in football can be rendered safer through a simple rule change, a new study out of the Ivy League suggests. Moving the kickoff line...

For Pain Relief, Why Not Try Drug-Free Alternatives?

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don't want relief from a medicine bottle -- or when that relief isn't enough --...

Many Americans Curious, But Wary, About Gene Testing

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Only a small percentage of Americans have had their DNA analyzed -- but many are tempted to try it, according to new research. For the study, University of...

Insects as Food? Selling Them as 'Tasty Luxuries'...

TUESDAY, Oct 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want to get consumers hungry for a chocolate-covered ant or crunchy cricket snack? New research suggests that if you're marketing protein-rich insects as...

Common Diabetes Meds May Raise Odds for Amputation

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk of losing a foot or leg, according to a new...

Deep Space Travel May Damage GI Tract, Animal Study Shows

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deep space travel has been shown to harm astronauts' eyes, muscles, hearts and immune systems. Now, new animal research suggests that venturing beyond Earth's...

Viagra Linked to Trouble With Color Vision: Report

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of the impotence drug commonly known as Viagra can cause damage to the eye's retina that results in irreversibly tinted vision, researchers contend...

More Evidence Video Games May Trigger Aggression in Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can violent video games push some kids to act violently in real life? A new research review suggests the answer is "yes." The analysis combined the results...

Three New Genes Linked to Chronic Back Pain

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research pinpoints three genes responsible for skeletal development that appear to be connected to chronic back pain. The study authors said their...

Therapeutic Vaccine Shows Promise Against a Range of Cancers

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A personalized vaccine held an aggressive group of cancers in check among more than half of patients who received it in a small, preliminary trial,...

Death Rates for Young Americans Drop, But Still Too High

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While death rates among infants, teens and young adults in the United States have dropped in recent decades, they're still higher than in other developed...

Sleepy Teens More Prone to Drug Use, Suicide Attempts

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High school students who get too little sleep are more likely than others to use drugs, drink alcohol or attempt suicide, U.S. researchers warn. And while...

Drinking Enough Water Could Be Key to Avoiding UTIs

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women plagued by recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) may look no farther than their kitchen tap for relief, a new study suggests. Researchers found...

3 Ways to Tame Food Temptations

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Losing weight often comes down to changing the patterns and habits that led to overeating. And that usually takes self-control, or the ability to resist...

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