ARCHIVE: October 2018

What Kids -- and Parents -- Fear Most at the Doctor's Office

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of doctors is common among American preschoolers, and a trip to the pediatrician's office can cause equal anxiety for Mom and Dad. Half of 2- to 5-year...

Kids' Concussion Symptoms May Persist for a Year

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A year after a concussion, up to one-third of kids still have symptoms such as headache and irritability that may affect school performance, a new study...

Diabetes Can Make Weight-Loss Harder. Here's Help

SUNDAY, Oct. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Because of the medications they take, losing weight can be difficult for people with diabetes. Diabetes medications are a major roadblock to weight loss,...

Eczema? Ask Your Doctor About a Bleach Bath

SATURDAY, Oct. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bleach baths can ease symptoms of moderate to severe eczema and reduce the risk of skin infections, a dermatologist says. Eczema causes itchy, red, scaly...

Add Asthma to List of Possible Causes of Childhood Obesity

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests. Obesity is widely regarded as a risk factor for asthma, but these...

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds. Researchers...

AHA: A Child's Eyes May Be a Window Into Later Heart...

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Having optimal cardiovascular health as a child could predict the health of tiny blood vessels in the eye in adulthood -- a finding that could...

Vaccines Are Critical If You Have Diabetes

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have diabetes, you need all recommended vaccinations, the American Association of Diabetes Educators says. Diabetes reduces the immune system's...

Many Supplements Contain Unapproved, Dangerous Ingredients: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have issued more than 700 warnings during the last decade about the sale of dietary supplements that contain unapproved and potentially...

Medical Marijuana Might Help MS Patients, But Uncertainty Remains

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medical products derived from marijuana might have a mild benefit in treating symptoms of multiple sclerosis, based on reports from patients. Drugs...

Medicine Balls: Exercise Tools That Add Fun to Fitness

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want to add a new type of challenge to your exercise routine? Consider working out with a medicine ball, an inexpensive fitness tool that's exploding in...

Do Dimmer Days in Pregnancy Raise Postpartum Depression Risk?

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose final stages of pregnancy occur during the short, dark days of winter may be at increased risk for postpartum depression, a new study suggests....

Discharge Day Won't Affect Heart Surgery Outcome: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular belief, heart surgery patients who leave the hospital on a weekend or holiday do not have a higher risk for readmission, a new study...

C-Section Rates Have Nearly Doubled Since 2000: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of women delivering babies via cesarean section has nearly doubled worldwide since 2000, to about 21 percent, new research shows. That's...

Does Breastfeeding Hormone Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes?

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The hormone prolactin -- most commonly associated with breastfeeding -- may play a role in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests....

Diabetes Drug Might Help Shield the Heart From Smog's Ill...

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin may offer protection from heart attacks caused by smog, preliminary research suggests. Working with human lung tissue and mice...

Genes, Not Diet, May Be Key to Gout Flare-Ups

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although many people suffering from painful gout flare-ups point to diet as the culprit, new research suggests DNA plays a much bigger role. The findings...

AHA: Boy With Heart Defects Thrives After 'Time Bomb'...

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- During the last few months of her pregnancy, Lisa Livesay closed the door to the nursery she and her husband, Chris, had created for their...

AHA: Interpreters Are Key for Stroke Patients Struggling to...

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Before he stood in rooms at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas interpreting between Spanish-speaking patients and English-speaking health...

Flu Shot in Pregnancy Lowers Risk of Flu Hospitalization

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The flu shot reduces a pregnant woman's risk of hospitalization for flu by 40 percent, new research shows. "Expecting mothers face a number of threats to...

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