ARCHIVE: August 2018

Childhood Exposure to Smoke May Raise Risk of Death From COPD

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with long-term exposure to secondhand smoke as children are at increased risk of early death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new...

Thinning Retina Seen as Early Warning Sign for Parkinson's

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your eyes could provide early evidence that you're developing Parkinson's disease, a small study out of South Korea suggests. People with early Parkinson'...

New Drug of Last Resort Tackles Resistant HIV

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is typically a manageable infection, but medications that keep the virus at bay don't work for everyone. Now, researchers...

Research Links Long-Banned Insecticide DDT to Autism

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of exposure to the insecticide DDT in women seems to more than double the risk of autism in their children, new research suggests. The study...

U.S. Opioid Epidemic Fueling Life Expectancy Decline

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The opioid epidemic may be a major reason for recent declines in Americans' life expectancy, a new study says. A second study found rising death rates...

Why Friendships Matter

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your calendar might be filled with play-dates for your kids, but it's important to ink in some get-togethers of your own. Existing friendships may take a...

Breast Cancer Drug Promising in Phase 3 Trial

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For women with advanced breast cancer who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, an experimental drug could improve survival, a new study suggests....

Why You Should Watch Your Weight After You Stop Smoking

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news for smokers who worry about packing on extra pounds when they try to quit. In a new study, quitters who gained a lot of...

One Reason Why Kidney Transplants Fail

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scottish scientists say they've found new clues to why some kidney transplants fail. It has to do with the amount of "wear and tear" a transplanted...

Stem Cells Restore Some Vision in Blind Mice

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have restored some degree of vision in blind lab mice, by activating stem cells in their eyes. The procedure is the first of its kind...

Immigrants Not a Burden on U.S. Health Care: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Immigrants in the United States use health care services less often than native-born citizens and may actually be subsidizing some of their health care,...

AHA: Wildfire Smoke Threatens Health of Those Near and Far

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- More than 100 wildfires are blazing through parts of the western United States, including one in California that has grown to become the...

Forecast Sees Abnormal Heat Worldwide Through 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- This year's record-breaking worldwide heat wave is likely a preview of coming attractions, scientists say. Using a new method for predicting global...

Cosmetic Procedures Boost Well-Being, Poll Shows

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who choose minimally invasive cosmetic procedures do so because they want to feel good, not just look good, a new survey finds. For the study,...

Here's What Predicts a Woman's Odds of Living Till 90

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose mothers lived a long and healthy life have a good chance of doing the same, a new study suggests. A long-term study of about 22,000...

Secondhand Smoke Exposure as Kids Tied to Women's Arthritis

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were regularly exposed to secondhand smoke as children might be at slightly increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study hints....

Amputation May Not Be Best Option for Severe Circulation Problems

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to restore blood flow may be better than amputation for patients with a serious leg circulation problem called critical limb ischemia, a new study...

Rehydration: How Much Is Too Much?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Staying hydrated is a mantra not only when exercising, but throughout the day for optimal health. Yet it's possible to get too much of a good thing. In...

Cellphone Use Puts Pedestrians Off-Balance

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cellphone users blundering into signs, lampposts, other people and traffic have become a recurring sidewalk sight in many places. And now, new video...

Dialysis Linked to Dementia in Seniors

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older kidney failure patients on hemodialysis have high rates of dementia, which is associated with an increased risk of early death, a new study shows....

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