ARCHIVE: October 2018

Flooding a Major Health Danger as Michael's Fury Continues

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Images of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle are gripping the nation. And with massive rainfall and 13-foot storm surges...

'Culturally Tailored' Program Helps Hispanics Cut...

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A program to teach Hispanic stroke patients skills to lower their blood pressure and reduce their risk of another stroke was a big success, according to a...

Sit-Stand Desks Good for the Mind. What About the Body?

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- "Sit-stand" desks can get office workers on their feet more often -- and improve their well-being along the way, a new study suggests. Researchers found...

Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger Women

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While rates of colon cancer have declined among people 50 and older, they're on the rise for younger Americans. Now, new research suggests widening...

Could Same-Sex Couples Have Babies With Shared DNA? Study Hints...

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian and gay couples might one day be able to produce offspring that share genetic traits from both parents, a study in mice has determined....

The Skinny on Fats

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even when you're trying to lose weight, you need some fat in your diet for good health. While fat in general has gotten a bad rap, some types of fat --...

Here's Something to Sleep On

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Seems that you can get too much -- as well as too little -- of a good thing when it comes to sleep. In what's billed as the world's largest sleep study,...

It Just Doesn't Pay to Be Nice, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to money, nice people really are more likely to finish last, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3 million people...

Most People Can Recognize About 5,000 Faces

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you struggle to put a name to a face, go easy on yourself. You probably recognize thousands of people. Participants in a British study...

Skip the Cold Meds for Kids Under 6, Experts Say

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- School is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of colds passed back and forth among kids. But parents who want to alleviate a sick child's misery...

As Hurricane Michael Hits Florida, Experts Urge Safety

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As category 4 Hurricane Michael slammed into northern Florida on Wednesday, the National Safety Council offered residents steps to stay safe. First,...

Here's Another Good Reason to Not Pick Your Nose

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your Mom told you not to do it, and new research confirms that nose-picking isn't healthy for you or those around you. In a study involving 40 adults,...

Major Childbirth Complications More Likely for Black Women

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Black women have the highest risk of life-threatening birth complications in the United States, a new study finds. Compared to whites, black women had a...

Is Kidney Dialysis Always Needed When Septic Shock Strikes?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When serious infection gives rise to septic shock, the resulting plunge in blood pressure can cripple kidney function, necessitating immediate dialysis....

A-Fib Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, may speed up mental decline in older adults, new research suggests. If you have atrial fibrillation...

Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Fewer Delivery Complications

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity makes pregnancy complications more likely. But new research suggests that women who've undergone weight-loss surgery might have a safer delivery...

AHA: The Study and Town That Changed the Health of a Generation

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- It's been 70 years since a small, middle-class community 23 miles west of Boston became the linchpin in helping to solve the mysteries of...

Therapy Dogs Can Spread MRSA, But Antibacterials Help Prevent...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While therapy dogs can help ease anxiety for kids with cancer, they may also carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can put patients at risk for serious...

An Eczema Drug Helped Regrow a Girl's Hair -- Could It Help...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A 13-year-old girl who has been without hair on her scalp since the age of 2 has seen significant regrowth ever since taking a drug meant to help ease her...

Smoggy Air Tied to Higher Odds for Mouth Cancers

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Living in urban areas with heavy air pollution could increase your risk for mouth cancer, a new study says. Middle-aged men living in 64 municipalities...

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