ARCHIVE: October 2018

Bigger Family, Lower Cancer Risk?

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you come from a large family, you may have a lower risk of cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from 178 countries and found that...

CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Kids

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A rare but devastating polio-like virus appears to have made itself at home in the United States, partially paralyzing hundreds of children. There have...

AHA: After 2 Breast Cancer Diagnoses, Survivor Learns She Needs...

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The hair loss, fatigue and nausea were a given. As a nurse, Toni C. Wild had seen patients faced with these common side effects of chemotherapy...

Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With...

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from two common conditions -- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the breathing disorder known as chronic obstructive pulmonary...

Obesity Surgery May Cut Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity surgery may help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people who are severely overweight and have diabetes, a new large study suggests. It's...

5 Strength-Training Mistakes to Avoid

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Developing lean muscle mass is important for everyone -- it can keep you active and independent throughout your life. But to maximize the benefits of...

ER Nurses Might Do Better 'Eyeballing' Patients

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- "Eyeballing" emergency room patients may be better than a formal medical assessment in identifying those most in need of urgent care, a new study suggests...

Head Blows Without Concussion May Not Damage Brain, Study Claims

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young football players who suffer repeated head blows -- but not concussions -- may not sustain brain damage, a new study suggests. For the study,...

New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating a specific set of nerves that are nestled along the spine may deliver relief to those who suffer from chronic back pain and cut the need for...

Gluten-Free Craze a 'Double-Edged Sword' for Celiac...

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The gluten-free diet craze is both reassuring and upsetting to people with celiac disease who are allergic to the nutrient, a small study suggests. People...

Countries That Ban Spanking See Less Teen Violence: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nations that officially frown upon hitting kids as a form of punishment appear to have teens who are less prone to violence, new research suggests. In...

Push-Button Pain Meds Curb Need for Opioids After C-Section:...

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Letting women who've had a cesarean section dispense and control pain medication through a catheter reduces their use of addictive oral opioid painkillers,...

Facebook Posts May Hint at Depression

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People may rely on social media such as Facebook to showcase the highlights of their lives, like vacations. But new research suggests the language they use...

Your Gut May Be to Blame for Your Bloodstream Infection

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bloodstream infections contracted during a hospital stay are usually caused by a patient's own digestive tract, not a doctor's dirty hands or another patient...

White House Wants Prices in Drug Ads, But Big Pharma Fights Back

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In an attempt to head off federal regulation, America's pharmaceutical manufacturers announced Monday that they would take voluntary action to make drug...

Michael's Lingering Threat: Mold

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the flooding and devastation left by Hurricane Michael, Americans faced with the clean-up are facing a new health threat: mold. Mold-related illnesses...

Hip-Hop Loaded With Pot, Cigarette References

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hip-hop music videos are rife with use of marijuana, e-cigarettes and traditional smokes, perhaps enticing young viewers to light up, researchers say. "...

Preteens' HPV Shot Won't Encourage Early Sex, Study...

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite some parents' fears, girls who get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) do not see it as permission to have sex, a new study finds. HPV is...

Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op...

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a flood of news reports on the opioid crisis, many people still want the potentially addictive painkillers after surgery, a new survey suggests. The...

5 Salad Killers to Skip

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A huge bowl of greens can be filling and chock full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. But what you top it with can turn it from diet delight to diet disaster...

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