ARCHIVE: September 2018

We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, Chemicals

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might feel squeaky clean after that morning shower, but you carry an invisible cloud of bacteria, viruses, fungi and chemicals every day. That's one...

Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Mediterranean diet may do more than help you reach and maintain a healthy weight: New research suggests that women who follow it also lower their...

U.S. Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By 2060, almost 14 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer's disease, a number that's nearly three times as high as today, a new report projects. "...

Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an...

Boys Lag Behind Girls in Reading by 4th Grade

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By fourth grade, girls in the United States read and write better than boys, a new study reveals. Australian researchers found this gender achievement...

Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, residents of the Carolinas are facing a new health threat: mold. Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern...

Opioid Crisis Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and...

Mom-to-Be's High-Gluten Diet Linked to Type 1 Diabetes in...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If a pregnant woman eats a lot of high-gluten foods, the odds that her child will have type 1 diabetes rise significantly, new research suggests. In the...

Ovary Removal Linked to Kidney Disease

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have their ovaries removed before menopause may find themselves at higher risk for chronic kidney disease, a new study suggests. Researchers...

1 in 6 Americans Over 40 Has Been Knocked Unconscious: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Brain injury research typically focuses on football players and military veterans, but a new study suggests head injuries are far more widespread than...

5 Facts Every Woman Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The early symptoms of ovarian cancer are often confused with less serious issues, making successful treatment less likely, a cancer expert warns....

Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed -- resulting in 80,000 deaths a year. That sobering...

Fitter Folks Suffer Milder Strokes: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's well-known that regular exercise can help cut your risk for a stroke. Now, new research shows fitness may have an added bonus, cutting the severity...

Reports Warn of Growing Opioid Crisis Among Seniors

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Against the backdrop of an unrelenting opioid crisis, two new government reports warn that America's seniors are succumbing to the pitfalls of...

AHA: For Hispanics, Neighborhood May Be Key Factor in Heart...

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Hispanic adults who live in counties with high concentrations of their ethnic peers are about 60 percent more likely than those who don't to...

Why Eczema Is Tougher to Treat for Black Patients

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, can be very difficult to control in some people. But the skin condition, which leads to dry, itchy and inflamed skin, is...

'Liking Gap' Might Stand in Way of New Friendships

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you meet new people, they probably like you a lot more than you think, a new study suggests. In that setting, most people try to second-guess how...

As More U.S. Women Delay Childbirth, Multiple Births May Rise

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More American women than ever are having twins, triplets, quadruplets and even quintuplets, and it's not just because some are using fertility treatments...

Acupuncture: A New Look at an Ancient Remedy

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Widely practiced in Asia for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Yet it's still viewed with...

30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- 1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, and many don't even know they have the blood sugar disease, a new report shows. According to the U.S. Centers for...

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