ARCHIVE: October 2019

Antidepressant Doesn't Ease Obsessive Behaviors of Autism

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The commonly used antidepressant Prozac doesn't appear to help reduce obsessive-compulsive behavior in children and teens with autism, new research suggests...

Jimmy Carter Recovering From Broken Pelvis After Fall

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering in a Georgia hospital after he broke his pelvis in a fall at his home on Monday night. "He has been...

Good News for Parents: Many Preemie Babies Grow Up Fine

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having a premature baby can be frightening for parents, but new research delivers a calming finding: Many premature babies end up as healthy adults without...

A Workout to Protect Your Thumbs

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The range of motion of the human thumb makes so many everyday hand movements possible. Whether you're an athlete gripping sports equipment, a baker whisking...

Making a Lighter Chicken Parmesan

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Love your chicken parm but not the crazy calorie overload you get at a restaurant? Try this lighter version that's easy to make at home. Most of the...

1 in 4 Parents Say No to Play Date Invites

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. parents are selective about their children's play dates, with nearly one-quarter refusing invitations because they're not comfortable leaving...

Depression Rates Not Budging for Lesbian and Gay Teens

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- While fewer straight teens suffer depression than did two decades ago, the same cannot be said for lesbian, gay and bisexual teens. For those teens,...

Not All Transplant Centers Use Deceased-Donor Kidneys, Despite...

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. transplant centers accept less-than-ideal kidneys from deceased donors, but their willingness to use such organs varies widely. That's the...

Smartphone App Gets Heart Patients to Follow Their Rx

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Forget doctor's instructions: New research shows a smartphone app is the best way to get heart patients to remember to take their medicines. Heart attack...

American Indians May Have Higher Odds for A-Fib

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- American Indians have a higher rate of the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation than other racial/ethnic groups, a new study suggests. Commonly...

Study Links Asbestos in Talcum Powder to Deadly Cancer

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As concerns about baby powder being contaminated with asbestos mount, a new study finds a link between such contamination and a rare and deadly cancer. A...

Scientists Spot Signs of Virus Behind Disease Paralyzing Kids

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new antibody test appears to have honed in on the most likely cause of a mysterious polio-like disease that regularly sweeps through the United States....

AHA News: Deadly Heart Problem Might Not Be So Deadly

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- An incurable condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may be less deadly than previously thought, according to a new study of sudden...

Pro Soccer Players More Likely to Develop Dementia: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Former professional soccer players have a significantly increased risk of death from brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, a new study finds....

How to Get the Fruit and Veggies You Need Without Busting the...

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Fresh foods can be expensive, especially if you're trying to go organic. But if you want to eat healthier by skipping processed, packaged foods, it is...

What to Do If You Have a Bad Reaction to Cosmetics

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One consequence of the government's limited role in regulating cosmetics is that questionable products may stay on store shelves and e-commerce sites despite...

1 in 5 Heart Pacemaker Patients Prescribed Opioids After Surgery

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid painkillers are prescribed to 1 in 5 patients who get a pacemaker or other implantable heart device, a new study finds. It included more than 16,500...

Can More Exercise Improve Thinking Skills in Cancer Survivors?

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting exercise capacity may protect the mental functioning of childhood leukemia survivors, according to a new study. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...

Secondhand Smoke May Harm Kids' Eyes

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking around kids may harm their vision as their eyes are still developing, a new study suggests. Secondhand smoke has long been linked to increased risks...

Many Parents Not Following Safe-Sleep Advice for Babies

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. parents are not heeding recommendations on how to put their babies to sleep safely, a new government study finds. Most babies are being placed on...

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