ARCHIVE: October 2018

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Has...

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor -- the first woman on the high court -- has dementia, "probably Alzheimer's disease," she announced...

AHA: Heart Health's Impact on Brain May Begin in Childhood

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A child's blood pressure could indicate cognition problems into adulthood, according to a new study suggesting the cardiovascular connection to...

Kids With Autism, Delays More Likely to Be Overweight by Age 5:...

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism or developmental delays may be at increased risk for obesity, a new study finds. The study included nearly 2,500 2- to 5-year-olds in...

Is Crowdfunding Too Often Used for Bogus Treatments?

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Crowdfunding pleas for dubious or potentially unsafe medical treatments are increasingly common, and raised nearly $7 million on social media in two years,...

Exploring Fitness Workshops & Fairs

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One of the more popular fitness trends are education programs designed for consumers. Fitness buffs and weekend warriors alike can explore new ideas and...

Don't Become a Flu Statistic. Get Vaccinated

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With flu season imminent, U.S. health officials urge everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot. Already, one unvaccinated child in Florida has died...

You Probably Have 'Microplastics' in Your Poop: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's a good chance a dose of tiny plastic particles has taken up residence in your gut, a new, small study argues. Microplastics, as they are called,...

Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stiff arteries may significantly raise the risk of dementia, researchers report. Investigators analyzed data from 356 elderly people (average age 78) in...

Age of Liver Transplant Donor Might Not Matter

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who get a liver transplant from an older donor have better long-term survival than those who refuse this type of transplant, new research shows....

1 in 4 College Students Really Stressed Out by 2016 Election:...

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For some college students in the United States, the 2016 presidential election triggered significant distress symptoms, a new survey suggests. Nearly 800...

AHA: The Heart Problem This Stroke, Bypass Surgery Survivor Wasn...

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Tom Broussard came out of quadruple heart bypass surgery, the then-59-year-old was just glad to have avoided a heart attack. So he didn't...

Widely Used Antipsychotics May Not Ease Delirium in ICU

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two common antipsychotic drugs are ineffective in treating delirium in intensive care unit patients, and don't shorten the length of time spent in the ICU or...

Many Supplements Still Contain Dangerous Stimulants: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Drug and Food Administration has repeatedly warned manufacturers that many dietary supplements contain dangerous, experimental stimulants. But...

Love Organic Foods? Your Odds for Some Cancers May Fall

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Paying extra for those pricey organic fruits and vegetables might pay off: New research suggests eating them might help you dodge a cancer diagnosis....

Tapping Into Telehealth

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With the national shortage of primary care doctors and -- in certain areas -- specialists, and with a quarter of the population living in rural areas without...

A Labrador's Color Might Determine Its Life Span

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In some bad news for chocolate Labrador Retriever lovers everywhere, new research shows that they have shorter life spans than their black and yellow...

Pregnancy Complications Down for Women With Lupus

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and complications among pregnant women with lupus have declined in the United States over the past two decades, a new study finds. Lupus, also called...

Gum Disease May Worsen Blood Pressure Problems

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gum disease may interfere with high blood pressure control, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed medical and dental records of more than 3,600 people...

Stroke After Heart Attack: Danger May Persist for Months

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After a heart attack, your risk for a stroke is elevated longer than previously believed, preliminary results of a new study suggest. "A heart attack is a...

Disabling Hip Ailment Is Another Health Risk for Obese Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood obesity has been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and early heart disease, but new research now ties it to a sometimes crippling hip...

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