ARCHIVE: September 2018

As Earth Warms, Heat-Related Deaths Will Multiply

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change could become very deadly, as heat-related deaths rise with increases in global temperatures, a new report shows. "Currently, we are on a...

ALS Affects the Mind, Not Just the Body

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The minds of patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are damaged by the disease, despite the longstanding belief that this was not...

No Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Heart Med Valsartan:...

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who took recalled blood pressure drugs containing a carcinogen do not appear to have a markedly increased short-term risk of cancer, a new study...

Staying a Happy Couple During a Home Reno

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Spending to make your home nicer, safer and more efficient can save you money in the long run, but it could cause stress in your relationship in the here-...

Hospitals May Overprescribe Blood Pressure Meds, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One in seven older veterans are sent home from the hospital with doses of blood pressure medications so high they can leave them feeling dizzy and at...

Internal Body Clocks May Affect Timing of Epileptic Seizures

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Circadian rhythms, the 24-hour body clocks that regulate a person's sleep-wake cycle, may affect the timing of seizures in roughly 80 percent of epilepsy...

1 in 3 College Freshmen Faces Mental Health Woes

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in three first-year college students around the world struggle with a mental health disorder, new research suggests. "The number of...

How to Reassure Kids When Florence Strikes

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Adults have spent a lifetime hearing about or experiencing natural disasters such as Hurricane Florence, which is targeting the Carolinas this week. But...

To Help Beat Heart Disease, Stay Upbeat

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Optimism and a sense of purpose can improve your heart health, new research suggests. Psychological well-being has cardiovascular benefits because...

New Drug Could Help Kids With MS

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say the first drug for children with multiple sclerosis vastly outperformed another common MS medication in a new clinical trial. Fingolimod...

Beware a Bolt From the Blue

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- They say lightning never strikes twice, but once is enough for the 47 people it kills in the United States each year. The National Weather Center calls...

AHA: From a Hole in Her Heart to the New York Stage

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- At 2 years old, Tabitha Ellis was required to wear a face mask over her nose and mouth for 15 to 20 minutes, long enough for medicine and...

AHA: Get Your (Exer)game On to Make Screen Time Pay Off

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Parents, can't seem to tear the kids away from their screens? There are ways you won't have to -- and still get them off the couch....

Timing May Be Critical When Taking Meds

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you take your medications may have a lot to do with how well they work, new research suggests. Using new bioinformatics tools, scientists analyzed...

A Needle-Free Flu Vaccine in the Mail? It Might Happen

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of visiting the doctor each fall, sitting in a waiting room filled with the sniffling, sneezing masses -- what if you could just slap on a flu...

FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Calling the use of electronic cigarettes a burgeoning epidemic among teens, the U.S Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced a crackdown on...

Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against Pain

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness meditation may take the edge off of pain, a new study suggests. "Mindfulness is related to being aware of the present moment without too...

Banned Supplement Remains a Concern in Weight-Loss Products

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss and energy supplements sold in the United States may contain potentially harmful and inaccurately labeled levels of the banned stimulant...

ADHD Tied to Raised Risk of Early Parkinson's

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more than twice as likely to develop an early onset form of Parkinson's, new research...

Obesity Tops 35 Percent in 7 U.S. States: Report

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans continue to fatten up, with obesity rates topping 35 percent in seven states, a new report reveals. That's up from five states two years ago....

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