ARCHIVE: November 2018

Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if...

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's bad news for heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who'd like to stop taking their meds. Any progress they've seen on medication is...

Many Drugstores Won't Dispense Opioid Antidote as Required

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who overdose on opioids have one lifeline, the drug naloxone, but two new studies find that many pharmacies won't offer this lifesaving antidote...

5 Diet Foods That Are High in Fiber

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dietary fiber is a unique component of many foods. It has no actual nutrients yet helps ward off a host of diseases and has even been associated with lower...

AHA: Could Your Race Determine Your Wait for a Donor Heart?

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The wait for a heart transplant varies widely based on factors such as availability of donor hearts and blood type, but little is known about...

Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetics With Heart Trouble: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with both diabetes and multiple clogged heart arteries live longer if they undergo bypass surgery rather than have their blood vessels reopened with...

Cancer May Soon Replace Heart Disease as Leading Killer of...

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer is expected to overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death for well-off Americans by 2020. The expected shift owes to advances in...

U.S. OD Death Rate Worst Among Wealthier Nations

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With the rate of drug overdose deaths more than doubling since the turn of the century, the United States now leads the world in these preventable tragedies...

Could a Natural Protein Help Fight Obesity?

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's a finding only observed so far in mice, but researchers say that a naturally occurring protein triggered significant weight loss in obese rodents. The...

Tough-to-Treat UTIs More Likely to Recur

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your urinary tract infection isn't responding to antibiotics, you could be headed for a fast relapse, researchers say. In a new study of 151 adults with...

Concussion Tied to Suicide Risk

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests....

Doctors Aren't Promoting Breastfeeding's Cancer-...

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Few American mothers learn from their health care providers that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed...

AHA: 3 Things to Know About Cholesterol

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- With the release of new guidelines for treating and managing cholesterol, there may be questions not only about the changes in the update, but...

AHA: Heart Attacks More Common Now in Younger People, Especially...

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Heart attacks once characterized as a part of "old man's disease" -- are increasingly occurring in younger people, especially women, according...

Breast Milk, Formula Affect Baby's 'Microbiome'...

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk and infant formula both encourage the growth of similar types of bacteria in a baby's digestive system, but the bacteria from the two forms of...

Your 6-Month-Old Isn't Sleeping Through the Night? Relax

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your 6-month-old still wakes up at 2 a.m., a new study suggests you don't lose any additional sleep worrying about it. Even if she's still not getting...

Bring on the bacon? Read this before you keto

It sounds like a dieter's dream come true. Eat bacon, cheese, steak and eggs. Lavish cream in your coffee and heap butter on whatever you want. Fat, in fact, is the point.  It’s the ketogenic...

Even a 2-Minute Walk Counts in New Physical Activity Guidelines

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Take the stairs up to your office. Park a little further away from the grocery store. Walk your dog around the block. Carry out the trash. Any amount of...

Major Injuries Take a Toll on Mental Health

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who've suffered major traumatic injuries are at much greater risk for mental health problems and suicide, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed...

Some Activity Fine for Kids Recovering From Concussions, Docs Say

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who suffer a sports-related concussion should reduce, but not eliminate, physical and mental activity in the days after their injury, an...

Breaking the Smoking-Drinking Connection

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and drinking often go hand-in-hand, stimulating pleasure centers in the brain. But there's even more to this unhealthy relationship than meets the...

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