ARCHIVE: October 2018

Carve the Pumpkin, Not Your Hand

SUNDAY, Oct. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Jack-o'-lanterns can be scary, but they shouldn't be dangerous. Last year, pumpkin carving accounted for nearly 3,200 of the 16,706 Halloween-related...

Making Halloween Less Scary for Teens With Allergies, Asthma

SATURDAY, Oct. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with allergies and asthma can enjoy Halloween as long as they take precautions, an allergist says. "There's no reason a teen with allergies should...

Breastfeeding May Shield Baby From Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Another study backs up the belief that "breast is best" when it comes to a baby's health. In the report, Finnish researchers say that breastfeeding appears...

Hospital Bed Sheets Still Germy Despite Washing

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even after a thorough cleaning, traces of diarrhea-causing bacteria can remain on hospital bed sheets, researchers report. The new study suggests that...

Many Young Juul Users May Not Know They're Addicted

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use Juul e-cigarettes appear to be oblivious to the addictive potential, even when they already show signs of being hooked on the nicotine...

AHA: Hospital Exec Saved at Very Facility Where He's Worked...

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Gerard Blaney figured his excruciating headache was simply due to a combination of too much stress and too little food. It was budget season at...

What Americans Fear Most

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Government corruption is Americans' biggest concern, a new survey contends, but worries about the environment are also a dominant fear. The 5th annual...

Almost Half of Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: CDC

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The latest national tally on dieting finds that nearly half of U.S. adults are doing what they can to trim a widening waistline. Overall, 49.3 percent of...

Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users...

Try Small 'Bites' to Get Kids to Exercise

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kids take their cues from mom and dad, so it only makes sense to participate with them when teaching them the merits of exercise. Couch potato kids are a...

Does Your Dog Really Understand You?

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many dogs perk up at certain words, like "treat" or "squirrel." But does Buddy really understand what you're saying, or is he simply reacting to the...

Juul Drawing Lots of Teen Followers on Twitter

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though the maker of Juul e-cigarettes has claimed its product is aimed at adult smokers trying to quit, almost a quarter of the company's Twitter followers...

Hormonal Changes Might Lead to Hernias in Aging Men, Mouse Study...

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related increases in estrogen may be the reason why inguinal hernias are common among older men, new research with rodents suggests. Inguinal hernias...

Could Herpes Virus Help Cause Alzheimer's?

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's growing evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores also may cause Alzheimer's disease, a new research paper contends. It's been long...

Test Strips for Fentanyl May Help Prevent ODs

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fast-acting test strips for fentanyl could reduce drug overdose deaths, a new study suggests. "Test strips could be a lifesaving intervention for many...

Did Leonardo da Vinci's Genius Stem From a 'Lazy Eye...

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Leonardo da Vinci gave the world the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Now, a British researcher suggests an untreated eye ailment may have helped the...

Antiviral Med Fuels Rapid Decline in New HIV Infections in Gay...

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Giving antiviral medications to gay men without HIV led to a 25 percent reduction in new infections of the AIDS-causing virus, a new study shows....

AHA: Ozone Pollution May Be Linked to a Type of Bleeding Stroke

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke, according to new research. Studies have shown an...

E-Cigarettes Slowed Wound Healing in Animal Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking electronic cigarettes could slow the healing of skin wounds as much as regular cigarettes, according to a new study on rats. "Based on our...

Skin Creams May Be OK During Cancer Radiation Therapies, Study...

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Countering standard advice, a new study finds that skin creams are safe to use in moderation for cancer patients receiving radiation treatment. "Patients...

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