ARCHIVE: October 2019

How to Manage Your Osteoarthritis

SUNDAY, Oct. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting about 31 million Americans, and is the leading cause of disability among adults. Known as OA...

How to Keep Halloween Fun and Safe

SATURDAY, Oct. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There's no trick to keeping kids safe this Halloween -- it just takes some planning, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Costumes should be bright,...

What Kind of Drinking Can Trigger A-Fib?

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Frequent drinking is more likely than binge drinking to increase your risk of the most common heart rhythm disorder, a new study finds. Atrial fibrillation...

Study Uncovers Racial Gaps in Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There are significant racial disparities in treatment of U.S. patients with multiple myeloma, a new study shows. Researchers reviewed nationwide data on 3,...

Are Disinfectants Putting Nurses at Risk of COPD?

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nurses trying to prevent infection of hospital patients could be putting themselves at risk of developing chronic lung disease, a new study warns. The...

AHA News: Retired? Hardly – at 99, This Pioneering...

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- At 99 years old, most people are not engaging in complex research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Jeremiah Stamler is...

Fat Collects in Lungs, Raising Asthma Risk

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Excess weight is hard on the heart, but new research shows it may also harm your lungs. The study found that higher amounts of fat collect in the airways of...

Drug Limits Damage of Brain Injury

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many brain injury deaths could be prevented by using an inexpensive drug in the critical hours following a head trauma, a new international study finds. "...

Cooking With Greens

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's time to go beyond spinach and kale. To really power up your meals with greens, you want to explore the taste and texture of watercress and dandelions....

The Wellness Boost of a Purposeful Life

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Research has long shown how psychological disorders lead to poor physical health. Now scientists are learning more about the flip side of emotions, how...

Confusing Medical Bills Tied to Money Woes in Cancer Survivors

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulty understanding health insurance and medical bills may cause financial hardship for cancer survivors, a new study finds. There is growing evidence...

Mercury in Creams, Feces in Cosmetics: Beware Bargain Beauty...

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stocking up on the latest beauty products can be costly. Is it possible to save money and still put your best face forward? You may luck out and find...

AHA News: He Used CPR in an Emergency – Then He Became...

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Joe Farrell went to retrieve an errant golf ball when he came upon another player on the ground not breathing. The man's golfing partner...

More Patients With Heart Disease Die at Home Than in Hospital

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly a third of U.S. heart patients die at home, which is more than the number who die in the hospital, according to a new study. Researchers examined...

Juul Halts Sale of Fruit, Dessert Flavors of E-Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Juul, which makes the top-selling brand of electronic-cigarettes in the United States, said Thursday it will no longer sell fruit or dessert flavors of its...

Unyielding Stress Plays Role in Blacks' Blood Pressure Woes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Chronically high levels of stress may increase black Americans' risk of high blood pressure, a new study suggests. "Given the disproportionately high...

Deaths Due to Suicide, Homicide on the Rise Among U.S. Youth

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The anger and fear seething throughout the United States could be having a fatal impact on some of the nation's youngest citizens. More teens and young...

Why Maintaining a Healthy Weight Is Important in Adulthood

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who pack on pounds between their mid-20s and middle age have an increased risk of premature death -- and the same is true of those who lose weight...

Your Noisy Knees May Be Trying to Tell You Something

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ever hear your joints clicking, creaking or crunching? Now, researchers say a new technique that listens closely to knees may help doctors diagnose and...

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could your personality as a teen forecast your risk for dementia a half-century later? Very possibly, say researchers, who found that dementia risk is...

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