ARCHIVE: November 2018

Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The "hygiene hypothesis" holds that early exposure to a variety of microorganisms may decrease the risk for chronic inflammatory diseases, like asthma. Two...

Many Infants With Milk Allergy Seem to Outgrow It

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Milk allergy affects more than half of American infants who have food allergies in their first year of life, a new study finds. However, study lead author...

Dining Out With Allergies Is Tough, But These Steps Can Help

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you have serious food allergies, eating at a restaurant can literally mean risking your life. But new research suggests you can take steps to protect...

'Huffing' Deodorant Cost One Teen His Life

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Aerosol products are found in every household but can be potential killers, doctors warn. Highlighting the dangers posed by "huffing," Dutch physicians...

Can Protein Keep You Healthier Longer?

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers seeking the elusive fountain of youth are shining the spotlight on protein. Eating more protein may reduce seniors' risk of disability and...

1 in 5 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes: CDC

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 percent of high school students use electronic cigarettes, risking nicotine addiction, lung damage and the temptation to try traditional...

The Jobs That Carry the Highest Suicide Risk

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of suicide among U.S. workers has jumped 34 percent since 2000, and certain occupations seem to be riskier than others, government health...

AHA: Achilles Tendon May Be Window Into Heart Disease Severity

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- For people with coronary artery disease, the thickness of the Achilles tendon may be an indicator of the severity of their disease and how...

AHA: Caring for Loved One With Heart Failure Even Tougher for...

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Living in a rural area increases the difficulty of caring for someone with heart failure, according to new research. An estimated 6.5 million...

Certain Diabetes Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Amputation

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A specific class of diabetes medication appears to double the risk of losing a leg or foot to amputation, a new study reports. People on sodium-glucose...

Climate Change Could Change the Ragweed Sneezin' Season

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you live in Maine and you've never experienced hay fever, new research predicts that climate change has an unwelcome surprise in store for you. Warmer...

FDA Moves to Restrict Flavored E-Cig Sales, Ban Menthol...

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will take steps to limit or ban access to flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored...

Sidestep These Menu Minefields

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with food allergies aren't the only ones who need to be aware of menu minefields when eating out. If you're trying to lose weight, it's important...

Ageism Costs Billions in Health Care Dollars

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Prejudice directed at older people results in $63 billion in excess health costs each year in the United States, a new study claims. Ageism, which is the...

Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee's bitter taste shouldn't be a selling point. But a genetic variant explains why so many people love the brew, a new study suggests. Bitterness...

Why Are So Few COPD Patients Getting Vital Rehab Treatment?

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains the fourth biggest killer in the United States. But only a fraction of the millions of people who...

Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Often Begins at Home, With...

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The new movie "Boy Erased"-- about a gay teen's ordeal when forced to attend a "conversion therapy" program -- is shining a spotlight on a treatment...

Monkeys Can Carry Zika Virus, Scientists Discover

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Wild monkeys in South America carry the Zika virus, which can then be transmitted to people via mosquitoes, researchers report. The scientists said the...

Yet Another Selfie? You Might Be a Narcissist

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might think that taking lots of selfies is just another way of sharing, but a new study suggests you could be headed toward full-blown narcissism....

AHA: Two Heart Surgeries Before His 1st Birthday. Now He's...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Born weighing almost 10 pounds, Caden Konecny arrived pink and loud. His mom, Ashlea, loved everything about her first-born child, except his...

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