ARCHIVE: October 2018

Brain's 'Self-Control' Center May Be Key to...

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A behavioral therapist could be as important as a calorie-cutting diet for folks who want to lose weight, researchers say. Brain scans reveal that people...

3-Drug Therapy Might Be Cystic Fibrosis 'Breakthrough'

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers are calling a "breakthrough," two preliminary trials have found that either of two triple-drug regimens could potentially benefit 90...

Protein-Packed Foods That Should Be Part of Your Diet

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Protein is key to your well-being and deserves a significant place in every diet. Knowing the best sources can boost your health as well as help you feel...

Experts Sound Warning About 'Baby Boxes'

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cardboard baby boxes are gaining fans, but are they as safe as cribs and bassinets? Experts say no. Without supporting evidence, "the cardboard baby box...

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a...

Preeclampsia Tied to Tripling of Dementia in Later Life

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure during pregnancy can be a sign of preeclampsia -- a potentially life-threatening complication. Now, new research suggests preeclampsia...

Omega-3s in Seafood May Keep You Healthier, Longer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tuna, salmon, mackerel, cod: Whatever your preference, eating more seafood may help you stay healthy as you age, new research suggests. In a study...

Pumpkin spice, trick-or-treating – and flu shots

Fall means more than pumpkin spice. It also marks the official arrival of that annual fall goblin – the flu. So it’s time to protect yourself and others. “Now is the time to get the flu shot. It’s...

Menthol Cig Ban Didn't Spur Black Market Sales: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A ban on menthol cigarettes in one Canadian province did not trigger a rise in the sales of illegal cigarettes that was predicted by the tobacco industry...

Don't Want Rosacea? Drinking Coffee Might Help

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular belief, new research suggests that drinking coffee might be a good prescription for avoiding the unsightly skin condition known as...

Scientists Closer to Drug That Cuts Nicotine Dependence

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've created an enzyme that might one day reduce nicotine cravings in smokers. The scientists gave the enzyme to nicotine-dependent...

AHA: No Direct Link Between Preeclampsia and Cognitive...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- While preeclampsia puts women at greater risk for stroke and high blood pressure following childbirth, a new study found that the pregnancy-...

AHA: Why It's So Hard to Quit Smoking

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The science behind why it's so difficult to quit smoking is crystal clear: Nicotine is addictive -- reportedly as addictive as cocaine or...

Map of Mouse Hippocampus Could Be Weapon Against Alzheimer's

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A precision map of a part of the brain of the lowly mouse could be a potent new research tool against Alzheimer's, researchers say. The highly detailed...

Take 10 for Mindfulness

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Feel yourself being pulled in a million directions and losing track of what's really important? The meditative practice called mindfulness can help you...

Pounds Regained After Weight-Loss Op Can Tell Your Doc a Lot

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tracking pounds regained after weight-loss surgery can help predict a patient's risk for serious health problems like diabetes, a new study says. "...

Number of Autism Genes Now Tops 100

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of genes known to be associated with autism now stands at 102, researchers report. They also said that they've made significant progress in...

U.S. Birth Rates Continue to Drop as Age of New Moms Rises

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American women are having fewer children, and they're having them later in life, a new government report shows. "Overall, we saw continuing decreasing...

N. Carolina Sees Alarming Spike in Heart Infections Among Opioid...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to growing alarm about America's opioid crisis, cases of a potentially deadly heart infection have jumped 10-fold among North Carolina's injection...

Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging Brain

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You won't jump for joy when you're told you need hearing aids or cataract surgery. But get this: Both appear to slow mental decline in older adults. That'...

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