Heart Defects, Sleep Apnea a Deadly Mix for Infants

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who are born with heart defects are four times more likely to die in the hospital if they also have sleep apnea, new research indicates. Scientists at the University of Arizona College…

We All Carry a Personal Cloud of Germs, Chemicals

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might feel squeaky clean after that morning shower, but you carry an invisible cloud of bacteria, viruses, fungi and chemicals every day. That's one of the lessons from the first study to…

U.S. Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By 2060, almost 14 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer's disease, a number that's nearly three times as high as today, a new report projects. "This study shows that as the U.S. population…

Mediterranean Diet May Cut Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Mediterranean diet may do more than help you reach and maintain a healthy weight: New research suggests that women who follow it also lower their stroke risk. But men did not reap the same…

AHA: Inequities Remain in Heart Attack Treatments for Black Patients

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Black patients hospitalized for heart attacks continue to receive different medical treatment than white patients, according to a new study that explored whether previously reported racial…

Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea is a known risk factor for stroke, and new research suggests that curbing the condition might also aid the recovery of people who've suffered a stroke or mini-stroke. Patients in…

Sharing May Be Contagious

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your tendency to share may depend less on your own nature and more on the surrounding culture, a new study suggests. If you're among people who share, you will likely share, too. But if the group…

Florence's Lingering Threat: Mold

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, residents of the Carolinas are facing a new health threat: mold. Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern following severe flooding in North and South…

Opioid Crisis Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Life expectancy in the United States has declined for two years in a row, fueled by increasing death rates from opioid drug overdoses, suicides and chronic liver disease, a new government report…

Boys Lag Behind Girls in Reading by 4th Grade

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- By fourth grade, girls in the United States read and write better than boys, a new study reveals. Australian researchers found this gender achievement gap appears in standardized tests and worsens…

Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that causes both pain and intense…

Mom-to-Be's High-Gluten Diet Linked to Type 1 Diabetes in Baby

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If a pregnant woman eats a lot of high-gluten foods, the odds that her child will have type 1 diabetes rise significantly, new research suggests. In the study, pregnant women who had the highest…