ARCHIVE: December 2018

Brexit Had Brits Turning to Antidepressants: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An increase in prescriptions for antidepressants followed the 2016 "Brexit" vote in England, a new study reports. This increase may have stemmed from...

High Cost Has Over 1 in 4 Diabetics Cutting Back on Insulin

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-quarter of people with diabetes have skimped on needed insulin because of the drug's soaring price tag, according to a new small study....

Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another study reveals that autism is far more common than once thought, with nearly 3 percent of American children diagnosed with the disorder. A federal...

Are You Married to Bickering?

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you bicker a lot with your spouse, it could be because you're running low on energy. Low energy translates to less self-control and a greater chance of...

Marathons Can Tax Amateurs' Hearts

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While completing a full marathon is a goal for many amateur runners, new research shows a shorter endurance race might put less strain on the heart. To gauge...

Is All Well With Your Drinking Water?

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than 15 million homes in the United States get their water from private wells, according to federal estimates. While the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Some Types of Epilepsy Pose More Risks During Pregnancy

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women with frontal lobe epilepsy are much more likely to have an increase in seizures during pregnancy than those with focal epilepsy or generalized epilepsy...

Old-Fashioned Play Beats Digital Toys for Kids, Pediatricians Say

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're shopping for toys this holiday season, make sure some simple, old-fashioned items are on your list, pediatricians say. In a new report, the...

Sudden Death Risk in Epilepsy Can Wane Over Time

SUNDAY, Dec. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of sudden unexpected death in people with epilepsy can change over time, and it usually changes for the better, a new study reports. In what the...

Benefits of CBD Liquid for Epilepsy May Fade With Time: Study

SUNDAY, Dec. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A marijuana-derived drug that helps control epileptic seizures appears to become less effective over time in some patients, a new Israeli study reports....

Depression Is a Risk for Teens, Adults With Epilepsy

SATURDAY, Dec. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and adults with epilepsy are at increased risk for depression and should undergo regular screening, two new studies say. In one study, researchers...

Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at 94

SATURDAY, Dec. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, died Friday night at his home in Houston at the age of 94. Bush, also the father of...

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