ARCHIVE: October 2018

Smoke Alarm With Mom's Voice Wakes Children Faster

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are more likely to be awakened by a smoke alarm that uses their mother's voice than one with a typical high-pitched alarm, a new study finds...

More College Students Seeking Mental Health Care

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are sending U.S. college students to mental health clinics in record numbers, a new study finds. Between 2009 and...

Lung Cancer Risk Tied to Common Blood Pressure Drug

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans take angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors to lower their blood pressure, but a new study suggests they might also increase...

Does Stroke Run in Your Family? Healthy Living Lowers the Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Has stroke hit your family particularly hard? A healthy lifestyle may be your best defense, new research shows. The study of more than 306,000 white...

Don't Blame Just Air Pollution for Asthma in Kids

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with asthma who live in areas with dirty air require emergency medical care more often than those with less exposure to air pollution, a new...

'Stress Hormone' Tied to Worse Memory in Middle Age

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged people with higher-than-average levels of the "stress" hormone cortisol may have fuzzier memories, a new study suggests. The study, of more...

FDA Gives OK to First New Flu Drug in 20 Years

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time in two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of antiviral flu drug. The single oral dose of Xofluza (...

AHA: Music Helped This Young Stroke Survivor Stay Strong

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Toni Hickman and her boyfriend were visiting New Orleans in 2007 to celebrate a hip-hop music project she was wrapping up. The singer, poet...

Obesity a Painful Reality for 1 in 6 U.S. Youths

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One in six American kids struggles with obesity, and minorities struggle the most, a new report shows. "Childhood obesity continues to be a major public...

Cold, Windy Days Can Strain the Heart

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk autumn winds and chilly winter temperatures may make you more vulnerable to heart trouble, a new study suggests. Researchers found "an increase in...

What Is the Virus That Has Killed 7 Children in New Jersey?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New Jersey health officials on Wednesday confirmed the deaths of seven children following infection with an adenovirus -- a member of the same viral...

Are Generics as Good as Brand-Name Drugs?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Generics make up 80 percent of drug prescriptions filled in the United States and are a big cost savings for consumers. The U.S. Food and Drug...

Uncontrolled Blood Pressure? Maybe It's Time to Check Your...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're on multiple medications and your high blood pressure is still not under control, you might want to ask your doctor to check the lead levels in...

Dirty Air Tied to Millions of Asthma ER Visits Each Year

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Polluted air may trigger as many as 33 million asthma-related emergency room visits globally each year, a new study finds. "Millions of people worldwide...

Medical Bills 'Toxic' for Some Breast Cancer Patients

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many women living with advanced breast cancer face significant financial strains -- from paying for their care to simply covering monthly bills, a new...

Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from knee arthritis and worry that walking will only worsen your damaged joint, a new study suggests you put your fears aside, slip on some...

Warmer Weather Gets Seniors Outdoors and Moving

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The better the weather, the more seniors venture out and get active. So say researchers who assessed the activity levels of more than 1,200 adults in...

FDA Too Quick to Call BPA Chemical Safe, Health Experts Say

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration "jumped the gun" when it declared the chemical BPA safe for consumers earlier this year, experts from the Endocrine...

Does Living in U.S. Heighten Hispanic Men's Obesity Risk?

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New research seems to suggest that living in the United States might make Hispanic men more prone to obesity. To arrive at that conclusion, researchers...

Poorer Care at For-Profit Nursing Homes, Study Claims

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who live in for-profit nursing homes are nearly twice as likely to have health problems linked to poor care than those in nonprofit nursing...

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