ARCHIVE: August 2018

Pediatricians Make Change to Child Car Seat Guidelines

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kids should ride in rear-facing car safety seats until they reach the highest height and weight their seat can hold, a leading pediatricians' group now...

Babies of Opioid-Addicted Moms May Struggle in School

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The consequences of the opioid epidemic may be more far-reaching than thought. New research suggests that children who experience drug withdrawal after...

Monitoring System for Underage Tobacco Sales Falls Short: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The way that U.S. regulators try to find stores that illegally sell tobacco products to minors doesn't work, a new study contends. The approach involves...

Drug Slows Brain Shrinkage in Progressive MS

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that has long been used in Japan for asthma may slow down brain shrinkage in people with progressive multiple sclerosis, a preliminary trial has...

Drug for Spinal Muscular Atrophy May Help Older Children: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat a rare and deadly muscle-wasting disease in children still improves muscle control even if treatment begins at a later age, a new...

AHA: It Takes More Than a Bribe to Get Some People to Exercise

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Getting people to exercise isn't as easy as dangling money in front of them like a carrot in front of a hungry horse. It turns out it's better...

Ancient Treatment May Help Fight 'Superbugs'

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of clay appears effective against disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including some that are antibiotic-resistant, researchers say. In...

Newer Breathing Tube Might Save More Cardiac Arrest Patients

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Changing the type of breathing tube that first responders use to resuscitate cardiac arrest patients can boost the chances of survival, a new study...

Soldiers' Suicide Attempts Often Come Without Prior Mental...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. Army soldiers who attempt suicide have no prior diagnosis of a mental health issue, new research shows, and such histories may not be a good...

Obamacare Enrollee Numbers Aren't Falling: Report

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Health insurance coverage rates have held steady in the United States, despite continued commotion over the future of the Affordable Care Act, a new...

Teaching Your Kids Online Safety

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting online access used to be the main parenting strategy to protect kids from internet hazards like cyberbullying and sexual predators. But research...

Smoking, Drinking a Double Whammy for Teens' Arteries: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who drink or smoke already have stiffening arteries, and the risk is highest for those who are both heavy smokers and heavy drinkers, a new study...

Is Teen Drinking Tied to Aggressive Prostate Cancer Later in...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teen boys who drink may raise their risk for aggressive prostate cancer decades later, a preliminary study suggests. Compared to non-drinkers, men who...

Alarming Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs in U.S.: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-resistant bacteria caused nearly 6 percent of urinary tract infections (UTIs) analyzed by a California emergency department, a new study reports. The...

STD Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is experiencing a "steep and sustained" spike in sexually transmitted diseases, a new government analysis shows. Cases of gonorrhea,...

Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathy Products Recalled

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of Dr. King's water-based homeopathic drugs for children, adults and pets may be unsafe to use because of high levels of microbial contamination,...

AHA: This Single Dad Kicked 30-Year Tobacco Habit for His Son

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- John Jaramillo was a 45-year-old newly divorced single dad to 7-year-old Zeph. As if that weren't enough to deal with, he was also having...

Security Scanners Safe for Patients With Heart Devices: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Those full-body scanners used for security checks in airports, train stations and some public buildings are safe for people with implanted heart pacemakers...

Going 'Low-Carb'? Your Odds for an Early Death May Rise

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who slash carbohydrates from their diets may shorten their lifespan, a new study suggests. Using data on nearly 25,000 Americans, researchers found...

What You Need to Know About Autism Spectrum Disorder

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Autism spectrum disorder -- or ASD -- is a developmental disability now diagnosed in about one in 37 boys and one in 151 girls in the United States....

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