ARCHIVE: August 2018

A Wilderness Expert's Keys to Safety in the Great Outdoors

SATURDAY, Aug. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Some simple steps can reduce danger when you venture into the great outdoors, an expert says. "Knowing your limits, not trying to do too much, knowing...

Is a Haywire Body Clock Tied to Mood Disorders?

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a genetic link between mood disorders and the body's internal clock, a new study suggests. Research published earlier this year linked...

Genetic Testing for Cancer Lacking for Women on Medicare: Study

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Testing for gene mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer is rare among some Medicare patients who have the cancers and qualify for such tests, a new...

More Opioid Users Getting Treatment Since Medicaid Expansion

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The expansion of Medicaid that came along with the Affordable Care Act has made it easier for some opioid users to get treatment, new research suggests. In...

Clinical Trials Balance Out Urban, Rural Cancer Survival Rates

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in survival rates between rural and urban cancer patients may be due to the kind of care they receive, a review of cancer clinical trials...

AHA: Gout Could Increase Heart Disease Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Having a type of inflammatory arthritis called gout may worsen heart-related outcomes for people being treated for coronary artery disease,...

Eating Before Early Workout Helps Burn Carbs

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you exercise in the morning, it may be a good idea to eat breakfast first. A small British study finds that having breakfast before a morning workout...

FDA Approves Brain Stimulation Device for OCD

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A brain stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has received approval for marketing Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Generic EpiPen Gains Doctors' Approval

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval Thursday of the first generic versions of the EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. has pleased medical experts, who hope it...

AHA: Personalized Guidelines for Treating Adults With Congenital...

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The growing population of adults with congenital heart disease could soon begin to see more personalized care, according to new guidelines...

The 'Right' Amount of Carbs May Help You Live Longer

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably heard about the high-carb diet and the low-carb diet, but a new study suggests a moderate-carb diet could be the key to longevity....

A Little 'Horseplay' Eases Veterans' Mind, Body...

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Navy veteran Lisa Conway was having trouble coping with mobility issues related to two newly diagnosed autoimmune diseases when her therapist suggested...

Maybe It's Time to Get in the Game

FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Team sports aren't just for kids. They offer adults a wealth of benefits, including a greater feeling of well-being, reduced stress and a strong sense of...

New Blood Test Spots Parasitic Infection in Pregnant Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A low-cost blood test can identify pregnant women with the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis, researchers report. People typically acquire the Toxoplasma...

FDA Approves 1st Generic EpiPen

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the EpiPen was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, paving the way for more affordable versions of...

AHA: Are Eggs Good for You or Not?

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The egg is standard breakfast fare, but many people may be wondering whether eggs are healthy. At just 78 calories each, eggs are an efficient...

1 in 4 in U.S. Has a Disability, CDC Reports

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One in four American adults (61 million people) has a significant physical or mental disability, the federal government reported Thursday. And these...

Blood Test in Early Pregnancy May Predict Mom's Diabetes...

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test seems to detect signs of gestational diabetes as early as the 10th week of pregnancy, a new U.S. government study says. Gestational diabetes...

Sleep in Your Contacts, Risk Serious Eye Damage: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A 59-year-old man was in the shower, wiping his eyes with a towel, when he heard a popping sound and felt pain shoot through his left eye. His cornea had...

Here's a Part of Aging That Really Stinks

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Unpleasant phantom odors haunt many older Americans, a new study finds. Of more than 7,400 people over age 40 who took part in a federal health survey, 6....

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