ARCHIVE: November 2018

AHA: Have Diabetes? Make Sure to Manage Cholesterol, Too

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- For people with diabetes, blood sugar isn't the only important measurement. New cholesterol guidelines suggest the more than 110 million U.S....

Drug Studies in Children Often Go Unfinished: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drug approvals for adults often require future studies in children, but many of these studies are never completed, a new analysis finds. "More than 50...

Workplace Bullies Can Threaten the Heart

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're bullied by a bad boss or co-worker, your heart may pay the price, new research shows. Victims of on-the-job bullying or violence faced a higher...

For Down Syndrome Adults, Death and Dementia Often Come Together

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Seven in 10 people with Down syndrome show evidence of dementia when they die, new research from Britain reveals. "The link between Down syndrome and...

Does Air Pollution Raise Autism Risk?

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Traffic-related air pollution may play a role in development of autism, new research suggests. A Canadian study found that exposure to a common air...

5 Ways to Get More Whole Grains Into Your Diet

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Making the switch to whole wheat bread and whole wheat pasta are good ways to get more unrefined grains (and needed fiber) into your diet. But there's a...

How to Avoid Suitcase Strain This Holiday Season

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With holiday travel comes the risk of injury from toting heavy luggage. In 2017, more than 85,000 people were treated in U.S. emergency rooms, doctors'...

A Slam Dunk: Late-Night Tweets Harm NBA Players' Performance

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Late-night tweeting leads to poorer next-day performance by professional basketball players, according to a new study that highlights how social media can...

Secondhand Pot Smoke Found in Kids' Lungs

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a pot-smoking parent and you think your kids aren't affected, think again. New research found evidence of secondhand marijuana smoke exposure in...

Nearly 1 in 12 U.S. Kids Has a Food Allergy

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 8 percent of American children have food allergies, and 1 in 5 of those kids suffers an allergic reaction severe enough to wind up in the hospital, a...

New Treatment Could Be Breakthrough Against Peanut Allergy

SUNDAY, Nov. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with peanut allergy can protect themselves from an allergic reaction by consuming a small amount of peanut powder every day, a new study suggests....

For Kids' Sports, Diversification Is Best

SATURDAY, Nov. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your kid is highly skilled at hockey but wants to try basketball, new research suggests you shouldn't worry about whether that might cost your child a...

Vapers May Prompt Smokers to Quit: Study

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could vapers be a good influence on smokers? New research suggests that's so: Cigarette smokers who spent more time with people who used electronic...

AHA: Cold-Weather Drinks Are Here, But Watch Out for the Calories

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Comfort-inducing seasonal drinks abound during the fall and winter. From the sweet, spicy goodness of pumpkin spice latte -- PSL to its fans on...

AHA: Warm, Wet Weather Linked to Better Outcomes for Stroke...

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Rainy days may bring a lot more than relief from summer heat -- they also are connected to better survival chances and overall outlook for...

Cleaning Your Baby's Pacifier By Sucking On It May Do Baby...

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it may help protect your child against allergies, new research suggests. Researchers interviewed 128 U.S. mothers of...

Under New Plan, FDA Hopes to Cut Use of Dogs in Veterinary Drug...

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As part of a new effort to cut the use of dogs in drug trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday launched an initiative to keep canines out of...

Weight-Loss Surgeries Less Common in States With High Obesity...

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Americans in states with the highest obesity rates are less likely to have weight-loss surgery, researchers say. Why? "None of the states with the five...

Here's More Evidence Obesity Can Shorten Your Life

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A study that tracked the weight and survival of more than 6,000 Americans for 24 years reinforces the notion that piling on excess pounds can lead to an...

Can EpiPens Still Work After Freezing?

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your EpiPen will still work after being frozen, researchers report. The epinephrine auto-injector can be lifesaving in cases of severe allergic reaction,...

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