October 3, 2018

Does Less-Invasive Surgery Make Sense for You?

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Among the most significant advances in surgery has been the development of laparoscopic — or minimally invasive — procedures. […]
October 3, 2018

What Did Americans Eat Today? A Third Would Say Fast Food

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ love affair with fast food continues, with 1 in every 3 adults chowing down on the fare on […]
October 2, 2018

Severe Infections Rising Among Americans With Diabetes

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans with diabetes who wind up in hospitals with serious infections, or who develop them while […]
October 2, 2018

Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Raised Risk of Tumors, Cancer Deaths

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer and dying from certain forms of the […]
October 2, 2018

Smoking Seems to Weaken the Immune System: Study

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The list of health risks linked to smoking continues to grow. A small study reports that, aside from lung […]
October 2, 2018

AHA: Lung Scans of COPD Patients Can Reveal Heart Disease — and Death Risk

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) — People with the chronic lung disease known as COPD often get chest CT scans so that doctors can […]
October 2, 2018

Diabetes, Dementia Can Be Deadly Combination

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The risk of death from dangerously low blood sugar is much higher among seniors who have both diabetes and […]
October 2, 2018

For Pain Relief, Why Not Try Drug-Free Alternatives?

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don’t want relief from a […]
October 1, 2018

Common Diabetes Meds May Raise Odds for Amputation

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes who are taking common drugs called diuretics may be at a significantly increased risk […]
October 1, 2018

Deep Space Travel May Damage GI Tract, Animal Study Shows

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Deep space travel has been shown to harm astronauts’ eyes, muscles, hearts and immune systems. Now, new animal research […]
October 1, 2018

Three New Genes Linked to Chronic Back Pain

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research pinpoints three genes responsible for skeletal development that appear to be connected to chronic back pain. The […]
October 1, 2018

Therapeutic Vaccine Shows Promise Against a Range of Cancers

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A personalized vaccine held an aggressive group of cancers in check among more than half of patients who received […]