ARCHIVE: October 2019

Nasal Swab Could Help Gauge Smokers' Odds for Lung Cancer

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could a person's risk for lung cancer someday be determined with a quick swab of the nose? If the preliminary findings of a new study are any indication,...

Banned Trans Fats Linked to Higher Dementia Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A diet high in trans fats could put you at increased risk for dementia, a new study suggests. Most trans fats were banned in the United States last year...

New Drug on the Horizon for Flu's Ills?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Flu sufferers may soon have a new antiviral drug on hand to ease their fever, chills and body aches. The new pill, which targets the genetics of...

AHA News: 5 Scary Health Facts to Spook You This Halloween

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Spooky, scream-inducing characters whose health has clearly taken a turn for the worse – skeletons and ghosts, for example –...

Language Barriers May Mean Repeat Visits to the Hospital

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Language barriers between doctors and patients may translate into return visits to the hospital for certain heart or lung conditions, a new study suggests...

Obesity May Be Upping Rates of Pancreatic Cancer Worldwide

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Rising rates of obesity and diabetes could be pushing up rates of pancreatic cancer across the globe, a new report suggests. Global rates of colon cancer...

Married Women Gained Most From Obamacare's Medicaid...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Married people, especially women, benefited more than singles after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medicaid insurance coverage in the United...

Interest in CBD Products Keeps Soaring, but Health Experts Wary

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- CBD oil, CBD cookies, even CBD-infused massages: CBD (cannabidiol) seems to be everywhere nowadays, and a new study confirms it's one the hottest health...

FDA May Put Strong Warning on Breast Implants

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Before receiving breast implants, women should be told of the possible risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says in a draft proposal. The agency...

Flavors Draw Young People to Lifetime Habit of Vaping, Study...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Tasty flavors entice young people to try e-cigarettes, getting them hooked on what can become a lifetime habit, a new study shows. "Children and youth...

Bedtime May Be Best Time for Blood Pressure Meds

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking blood pressure medications at bedtime rather than in the morning nearly halves the risk of dying from a heart attack, stroke or heart failure, a...

Don't Be Fooled By Foods That Sound Healthy But Aren't

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You probably already realize that adding zucchini or carrots to a cake won't magically make it low calorie or healthy. But you might not realize that...

The Exercise Effect and Prediabetes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you've been told that your blood glucose is higher than normal and that you have prediabetes, your doctor is likely to first suggest lifestyle steps to...

Many Common Meds Could Alter Your Microbiome

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Some widely used drugs alter the population of microbes in the gut, and a number raise the risk of antibiotic resistance, a new Dutch study shows. The...

Could Screens' Blue Light Make You Old Before Your Time?

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Daily exposure to blue light from sources such as smartphones, computers and household fixtures could speed your aging, even if it doesn't reach your eyes,...

AHA News: She Thought Her Dizziness, Exhaustion Came From Being...

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Their young sons in bed, Lucy Henglefelt and her husband, Adam, were cleaning their Sioux Falls, South Dakota, home to put it on the market...

Bald Eagles Across U.S. Infected With Newly Identified Virus

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bald eagles in the United States are facing another challenge: Nearly one-third are infected with a newly identified virus, researchers say. The virus is...

Women With More Aggressive Breast Cancer Face Higher Risk of...

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer between two routine screenings have an increased risk for other types of cancer, a new study finds. Breast cancer...

FDA Approves New Drug for Most Common Form of Cystic Fibrosis

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat most cystic fibrosis patients has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Trikafta (elexacaftor/ivacaftor/tezacaftor)...

Family Can Help Keep Delirium at Bay After Surgery

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many older hospital patients suffer delirium after surgery, but a new program that involves the patient's family in recovery may help, a new study suggests...

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