ARCHIVE: September 2018

Smog Might Cloud Your Memory

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The very air you breathe may make you vulnerable to developing dementia, a new study suggests. British researchers found that people exposed to higher...

Does Big Pharma Hike Prices When Meds Are in Short Supply?

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmaceutical companies appear to be engaging in price gouging during drug shortages, with costs rising at double the normal rate when medications are...

Scientists Find 500 More Genes That Influence Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In what is being billed as the largest genetic study ever conducted, British scientists report they have spotted more than 500 genes that play a role in...

Could the Zika Virus Fight the Brain Cancer That Killed John...

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research in mice suggests that the Zika virus might be turned from foe into friend -- enlisted to curb deadly glioblastoma brain tumors. A...

AHA: Heart Health Pays Dividends for Businessman Who Survived...

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Will Treinen has never been one to sit on the sidelines. The 51-year-old entrepreneur sacrificed many nights and weekends building a successful...

AHA: Common Treatment for AFib May Also Lower Anxiety, Depression

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Levels of anxiety and depression seen in people who have a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation may be affected by how the...

Many Young Doctors Report Burnout, Regret Career Choice

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Burnout affects nearly half of all resident physicians in the United States, raising their risk for serious mistakes, a new study finds. Also, many of...

Zapping Airway Nerves May Help COPD Patients Breathe

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of Americans struggling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have a new treatment option to help them breathe easier. COPD,...

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Extinguish E-Cigarette Use Among Teens

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday launched a new ad campaign aimed at curbing rampant e-cigarette use among American teens. Just last week...

5 Foods to Always Have in Your Freezer

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Shopping at specialty stores and farmers' markets is great for getting fresh foods, but that's not always possible, depending on where you live and the...

Parents Blame Smartphones, Tablets for Teens' Sleep Troubles

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, new survey results show. Researchers at the University of...

Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Researchers are looking at an anti-...

Could Household Cleaners Make Your Kid Fat?

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a clean freak, you could be inadvertently fattening your children, a new study suggests. The research can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests...

AHA: Coming Soon, Computers That Will Read Your Heart Tests

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Tapping into the technology behind facial recognition programs and self-driving cars, researchers in a new study have taught computers key...

Drug Users Trying to Stay Ahead of Deadly Fentanyl

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As deadly fentanyl is increasingly mixed into heroin and other street drugs, some drug abusers are getting smart, a new study finds. Fentanyl, a powerful...

1 in 3 High School E-Cig Users Vape Pot: Survey

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes are fast becoming a clever way for American teens to use pot, with a new survey showing that nearly a third of high school e-cig users have...

Which of the 4 New 'Personality Types' Are You?

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Modern psychology largely rejects the notion that people can be pigeonholed into personality types. But that assumption is being challenged by a major new...

Many Americans Slicing Meat From Their Diet

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is America's love affair with meat starting to lose its luster? A new survey finds that many Americans are cutting back on the amount of red and processed...

Air Pollutants Reach Placenta, Might Harm Fetus: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists warn that soot from polluted air is reaching the placenta of pregnant women, possibly harming the health of unborn babies. Tiny carbon particles...

After Florence Comes the Cleanup: Stay Safe

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- True to its storm-of-the-century hype, Hurricane Florence pounded the Carolinas with historic rainfall and catastrophic flooding -- and continuing danger...

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