ARCHIVE: December 2019

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medicare Recipients Will Rise in New Year

TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors on Medicare are going to take a hit to the pocketbook in 2020, with premiums and deductibles set to increase on coverage for medical services and...

Hospital-Level Care in Your Home? It Could Be the Future

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The days of old-fashioned house calls may be over, but there is a growing trend toward providing some hospital care in the comfort of patients' homes. Now, a...

Young Adults With ADHD More Vulnerable to Nicotine

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for nicotine addiction, new research shows. For the study, a Duke...

Updated Autism Guidelines Stress Earliest Screenings Possible

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time in more than a decade, a leading pediatricians' group has issued new autism guidelines that emphasize early intervention. Updated...

Opioid-Addicted Babies Cost U.S. More Than $500 Million Annually

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born addicted to opioids cost the U.S. health care system more than half a billion dollars a year, a new study finds. The rate of infants born with...

AHA News: How to Keep Year-End Deadlines From Ruining Your Health

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- The end of the year is supposed to be a time to celebrate and relax. But for many, the traditional sounds of the season include a giant,...

Teen Opioid Users Face Same OD Risks as Adults

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teens and young adults are as likely as older people to overdose on prescription opioid painkillers and have the same risk factors, researchers say....

Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Parkinson's Patients

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to fight chronic myeloid leukemia might also relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease, a new study finds. In a phase 2 clinical trial,...

Do Processed Foods Up Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Store-bought chicken nuggets, jelly donuts and energy bars may taste delicious. But a large, new study warns that the more of these and other highly...

Youth Vapers Often Use Nicotine or Pot, Not Just Flavoring

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Three-quarters of U.S. teens who use e-cigarettes are vaping addictive or mind-altering substances -- more than once suspected, according to a new study....

Vaping Could Up Risks for Asthma, COPD and Other Lung Diseases

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As if the news on vaping wasn't bad enough, a new study suggests that e-cigarette users are also at significantly higher risk of chronic lung diseases such...

Most Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors Die From Other Causes

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. women with breast cancer ultimately die of other causes, a new study finds, highlighting the need for survivors and their doctors to pay attention...

FDA Gives Expanded Approval to Prescription Fish Oil for Heart...

MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave expanded approval to a prescription form of fish oil called Vascepa, to help prevent heart trouble in...

Snow Blindness a Wintry Danger

SUNDAY, Dec. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With the arrival of winter, it's time for skiing, sledding and ice skating, but it's also when snow blindness can strike. Snow blindness is like a sunburn...

Slow Down and Enjoy a Safe Christmas

SATURDAY, Dec. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Keep the holidays happy, healthy and safe by following a few guidelines, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. "With a thoughtful approach,...

Eye Injuries From Household Cleaners Drop, But Kids Remain at...

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Having little ones visit for the holidays? Be sure to stow household cleaners safely out of their reach. These products are a major source of reports to U.S...

FDA Approves First Disposable Duodenoscope, Reducing Infection...

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Improperly cleaned duodenoscopes -- a type of endoscope used to diagnose illness in the pancreas and bile ducts -- have been linked to hundreds of cases of...

Indoor Pollutants May Raise Allergy Risk in Toddlers

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers have an increased risk of allergies if they are exposed to multiple indoor pollutants in their first years of life, a new study finds. It included...

Patients, Not Hospitals, Most Important to Spinal Fusion Outcomes

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Individual patient characteristics -- not the quality of care provided by surgeons and hospitals -- account for most differences in spinal fusion surgery...

Flu Cases Are Spiking Early, Suggesting Tough Season Ahead

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The flu season is off to a fast and furious start, with a strain of the virus that normally arrives later in the season making a strong early appearance, U....

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