ARCHIVE: October 2019

Still Way Too Much Smoking in Movies Aimed at Kids

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite repeated calls from public health groups to cut smoking scenes on the silver screen, the number of "tobacco incidents" in PG-13 movies has risen by...

Deep Sleep May 'Rinse' Day's Toxins From Brain

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The deep stages of sleep may give the brain a chance to wash itself free of potentially toxic substances, a new study suggests. Researchers found that...

Close to 1,900 Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness, CDC Says

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans stricken with a severe, sometimes fatal lung illness tied to vaping has now reached 1,888, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Measles Leaves People More Vulnerable to Future Infections

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who contract measles aren't out of the woods after their rash fades and their fever subsides. They're then more vulnerable to other bacterial and...

AHA News: Your Neighborhood's Walkability May Be A Trick-Or...

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- If you're trick-or-treating through a walkable neighborhood on Halloween, go back and do it again the next day, and the day after that...

Could Tissue-Sealing Tape One Day Replace Stitches?

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Double-sided tape that quickly binds tissues shows promise in animal tests and may eventually offer an alternative to surgical sutures, researchers report...

'I Wish I Had Known Sooner': Alex Trebek Issues PSA on...

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is turning his battle with pancreatic cancer into advocacy, partnering with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to issue a...

He can’t walk or breathe on his own – but this honors graduate...

Still the storm unrelenting, pushed us to our limitations, We faced the beast head-on, Yelling out our battle cry, of unyielding determination. This verse is from “Unrelenting Determination...

Make a Plan for Gardening Next Spring With Your Kids

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you still having a hard time getting your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables? Studies, including one in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition...

Try This Easy Pumpkin Dessert for Halloween

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Pumpkin-flavored drinks and desserts are everywhere this time of year, often adding unwanted calories with surprisingly little real pumpkin. But you don't...

Check Those Halloween Treats So They're Safe to Eat

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 41 million American children will don costumes and go trick-or-treating tonight, so all parents should remember that not every treat is safe for...

Consumers' Orders Changed Slightly After Calorie Counts...

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Calorie labels in fast-food restaurants appear to help customer trim purchases, but only up to a point, a new study says. Customers ate slightly fewer...

Sooner Is Usually Better for Gallbladder Surgery

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If someone is hospitalized for a painful gallbladder attack, new research suggests that surgery probably shouldn't wait. Doctors may typically hold off...

Woman's Suddenly Purple Pee Had Doctors Guessing

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No 'purple rain' jokes, please. A 70-year-old French woman hospitalized for stroke left her physicians puzzled after her urine took on an unusual hue....

Tainted Fecal Transplant Killed One Patient -- More Vigilance...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplants can bring the promise of an improved microbiome in ill patients, but a new report suggests they are not risk-free. In a fecal...

Test Given at 8 May Predict Your Brain Health in Old Age

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you were good with words and puzzles at age 8, you're likely to fare well on tests of mental acuity at age 70, too. That's among the findings of a new...

'Green Inhalers' Could Reduce Carbon Footprint: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eco-friendly asthma inhalers could lower both greenhouse emissions and medical costs, according to a new British study. Inhalers use hydrofluoroalkane (...

'Dramatic Increase' Seen in U.S. Deaths From Heart...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure deaths are reaching epidemic proportions among America's seniors, a new study finds. About one in eight deaths from heart disease are from...

AHA News: Retina Changes Offer Glimpse Into Body's Heart...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Rising blood pressure and stiffening arteries – two risk markers for cardiovascular disease – create easily detectable...

Tougher Rules on Opioids After Surgery Doesn't Mean More...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Patients' pain management wasn't compromised after Vermont implemented new rules that aimed to reduce the use of opioid painkillers after surgery, a new...

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