Test Strips for Fentanyl May Help Prevent ODs

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fast-acting test strips for fentanyl could reduce drug overdose deaths, a new study suggests. "Test strips could be a lifesaving intervention for many young adults who use drugs," said study leader…

Antiviral Med Fuels Rapid Decline in New HIV Infections in Gay Men: Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Giving antiviral medications to gay men without HIV led to a 25 percent reduction in new infections of the AIDS-causing virus, a new study shows. Researchers followed 3,700 gay men who were given…

3-Drug Therapy Might Be Cystic Fibrosis 'Breakthrough'

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In what researchers are calling a "breakthrough," two preliminary trials have found that either of two triple-drug regimens could potentially benefit 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis. The…

AHA: Ozone Pollution May Be Linked to a Type of Bleeding Stroke

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke, according to new research. Studies have shown an association between clot-caused ischemic stroke,…

Skin Creams May Be OK During Cancer Radiation Therapies, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Countering standard advice, a new study finds that skin creams are safe to use in moderation for cancer patients receiving radiation treatment. "Patients are routinely advised not to apply anything…

Brain's 'Self-Control' Center May Be Key to Weight-Loss Success

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A behavioral therapist could be as important as a calorie-cutting diet for folks who want to lose weight, researchers say. Brain scans reveal that people who are better at losing weight have more…

E-Cigarettes Slowed Wound Healing in Animal Study

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking electronic cigarettes could slow the healing of skin wounds as much as regular cigarettes, according to a new study on rats. "Based on our findings, e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative…

Experts Sound Warning About 'Baby Boxes'

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cardboard baby boxes are gaining fans, but are they as safe as cribs and bassinets? Experts say no. Without supporting evidence, "the cardboard baby box should not be promoted as a safe sleeping…

Protein-Packed Foods That Should Be Part of Your Diet

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Protein is key to your well-being and deserves a significant place in every diet. Knowing the best sources can boost your health as well as help you feel more satisfied on fewer calories. Seafood…

Common Drug Shows Promise Against Lymphedema

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lisa Hanson was first diagnosed with the leg swelling and fluid retention of lymphedema when she was just 17. Now in her 40s, she reconciled herself to a lifetime of long pants, compression hose…

Preeclampsia Tied to Tripling of Dementia in Later Life

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure during pregnancy can be a sign of preeclampsia -- a potentially life-threatening complication. Now, new research suggests preeclampsia might also make women more vulnerable to…

Omega-3s in Seafood May Keep You Healthier, Longer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tuna, salmon, mackerel, cod: Whatever your preference, eating more seafood may help you stay healthy as you age, new research suggests. In a study spanning 22 years, researchers found that higher…