December 7, 2017

Have Eczema? No Need for Bleach Baths, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Bathing in water is just as effective for the treatment of eczema as bathing in a bleach solution, a […]
December 7, 2017

Ted Koppel's Fight to Make COPD Headline News

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The doctor who diagnosed Grace Anne Koppel with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) didn’t pull any punches. She should […]
December 6, 2017

Patients OK With Fewer Opioids After Gallbladder Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Far fewer opioid painkillers are needed than thought for people who have their gallbladder removed, a new study suggests. […]
December 6, 2017

Smoggy Streets May Make Daily Walk a Health Hazard

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s common doctors’ advice to the elderly: Walk around the block each day to help stay fit. Trouble is, […]
December 5, 2017

Local Smoke-Free Laws Tied to Fewer Lung Cancer Cases

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws have lower lung cancer rates than those with no smoke-free laws, researchers report. […]
December 5, 2017

Checking Prices for Medical Procedures Online? Good Luck

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The cards seem to be stacked against anyone who’d like to use the internet to become a smarter health […]
December 5, 2017

Insurance Ups the Odds of Beating Cancer

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Your chances of surviving cancer may depend on the type of insurance you have. Researchers from the Cancer Prevention […]
December 5, 2017

7 Signs You'd Benefit From a Fitness Assessment

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You might be excited to begin an exercise program for better health, but for some people, getting a fitness […]
December 4, 2017

Will CVS-Aetna Merger Mean Cheaper Health Care?

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — U.S. consumers stand to benefit from CVS Health’s planned purchase of insurance giant Aetna, executives from the two corporations […]
December 4, 2017

Even Non-Heart Surgery May Harm Your Heart

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Older adults commonly suffer damage to heart cells during various types of surgery — even non-heart-related surgeries — and […]
December 4, 2017

Taking Your Meds? A Digital Pill Can Tell

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Pairing medication with an ingestible sensor can help clinicians track how often and when patients actually take their prescription […]
December 4, 2017

People With Epilepsy May Gain From Common Sleep Apnea Treatment

SATURDAY, Dec. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s been used by many people to help ease sleep apnea, but new research suggests the CPAP mask may […]