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October 16, 2018

CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Kids

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A rare but devastating polio-like virus appears to have made itself at home in the United States, partially paralyzing […]
October 16, 2018

Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With PTSD

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from two common conditions — post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the breathing disorder known as chronic obstructive […]
October 16, 2018

Obesity Surgery May Cut Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obesity surgery may help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people who are severely overweight and have diabetes, a […]
October 15, 2018

Michael's Lingering Threat: Mold

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In the flooding and devastation left by Hurricane Michael, Americans faced with the clean-up are facing a new health […]
October 12, 2018

Add Asthma to List of Possible Causes of Childhood Obesity

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests. Obesity is widely regarded as […]
October 12, 2018

Vaccines Are Critical If You Have Diabetes

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you have diabetes, you need all recommended vaccinations, the American Association of Diabetes Educators says. Diabetes reduces the […]
October 12, 2018

Discharge Day Won't Affect Heart Surgery Outcome: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Contrary to popular belief, heart surgery patients who leave the hospital on a weekend or holiday do not have […]
October 12, 2018

Do Dimmer Days in Pregnancy Raise Postpartum Depression Risk?

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women whose final stages of pregnancy occur during the short, dark days of winter may be at increased risk […]
October 11, 2018

Diabetes Drug Might Help Shield the Heart From Smog's Ill Effects

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The diabetes drug metformin may offer protection from heart attacks caused by smog, preliminary research suggests. Working with human […]