ARCHIVE: October 2019

For Seniors, Financial Woes Can Be Forerunner to Alzheimer's

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Unpaid bills, overdrawn accounts, dwindling investments: When seniors begin experiencing fiscal troubles, early dementia or Alzheimer's disease could be an...

Can Medical Pot Ease Mental Ills? Study Says Probably Not

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People struggling with anxiety, depression or other psychiatric problems shouldn't pin their hopes on medical marijuana, a new review suggests. Dozens of...

What Works Best to Treat Depression?

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- "Talk therapy" for depression may cost more than medication initially, but in the long run, both may have a similar payoff, a new study finds. The study...

Is Head Injury Causing Dementia? MRI Might Show

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When a loved one shows signs of dementia, sometimes a head injury is the cause and MRI scans can help prevent a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's, researchers...

Giving Up One Food Will Help Your Health -- and the Planet

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eating right is not only good for you, it's good for Mother Earth as well, a new study shows. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and fish all...

Antihistamines Linked to Delayed Care for Severe Allergic...

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Giving antihistamines to a child suffering a potentially fatal allergic reaction may do more harm than good if it causes a delay in emergency treatment, a...

Pain Twice as Common for Kids With Autism: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children with an autism spectrum disorder may be twice as likely to experience pain as kids without autism, a new study suggests. "Pain is a common but...

AHA News: How Does Hormone Therapy Affect Heart Health in...

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Cardiovascular health in transgender people requires a multifaceted approach to care, according to a new report that looked at a range of...

Almost Half of Americans Have Been Sleepy Behind the Wheel

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of American adults admit that they've fought to stay awake while driving, a new survey finds. Of the more than 2,000 respondents, 45% said...

Flavored E-Cigarettes Get Teens Hooked on Vaping, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that shows just how enticing tasty flavors are when it comes to vaping, a new study suggests that teens who use candy- or fruit-flavored e-...

Too Much Salt Might Make You Gain Weight

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Too much salt has long been linked to high blood pressure. In fact, one way to help control blood pressure is to reduce your salt intake. Research done at...

Are You an Emotional Eater?

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Is emotional eating your downfall? One way to find out is with the EADES or "Eating and Appraisal Due to Emotions and Stress" questionnaire developed by Amy...

Pediatricians' Group Calls for More Research on Artificial...

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There are many unanswered questions about the long-term safety and impacts of artificial sweeteners in children, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)...

Could More Coffee Bring a Healthier Microbiome?

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Debating whether or not you should have that second cup of coffee? New research that links caffeine consumption to a healthy gut microbiome -- the trillions...

Experts Support Weight-Loss Surgery for Very Obese Kids

SUNDAY, Oct. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery should be more widely used to treat severely obese children and teens, a leading pediatricians' group says. Severe obesity is a serious...

Halloween Can Be Frightful for Kids With Allergies, Asthma

SATURDAY, Oct. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Allergies and asthma can turn Halloween into fright night, so parents must be vigilant. Some fun-sized candy bars have no labels to alert about possible...

'Swimmer's Shoulder' Strikes 3 in 4 Teen...

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's called swimmer's shoulder, and it's an overuse injury that three-quarters of teen swimmers suffer from, new research shows. The study authors also...

How this “beach wedding” came to the fourth floor of TGH

 Nurse Manager Danielle Brennan was making her daily rounds in Labor and Delivery, checking each patient and asking about their care at Tampa General Hospital. But one woman stopped Brennan...

Lawn Mowers May Be Even More Dangerous for Rural Kids

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Lawn mowers are always a hazard around children, but a new study suggests that kids in rural areas are at the highest risk. Each year, more than 9,000...

Antibiotics Not Recommended for Most Toothaches, New Guideline...

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics aren't necessary for most toothaches, a new American Dental Association (ADA) guideline says. It's common for doctors and dentists to prescribe...

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