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Age of Liver Transplant Donor Might Not Matter


MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who get a liver transplant from an older donor have better long-term survival than those who refuse this type of ...

1 in 4 College Students Really Stressed Out by 2016 Election: Survey


MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For some college students in the United States, the 2016 presidential election triggered significant distress symptoms, a ...

Hard Arteries Hard on the Aging Brain?

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MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stiff arteries may significantly raise the risk of dementia, researchers report.

Investigators analyzed data from ...

Love Organic Foods? Your Odds for Some Cancers May Fall

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MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Paying extra for those pricey organic fruits and vegetables might pay off: New research suggests eating them might help y...

Many Supplements Still Contain Dangerous Stimulants: Study


MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Drug and Food Administration has repeatedly warned manufacturers that many dietary supplements contain dangerous,...

Widely Used Antipsychotics May Not Ease Delirium in ICU

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MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two common antipsychotic drugs are ineffective in treating delirium in intensive care unit patients, and don't shorten the...

AHA: The Heart Problem This Stroke, Bypass Surgery Survivor Wasn't Expecting

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MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Tom Broussard came out of quadruple heart bypass surgery, the then-59-year-old was just glad to have avoi...

Disabling Hip Ailment Is Another Health Risk for Obese Kids


MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood obesity has been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and early heart disease, but new research now ties i...

Stroke After Heart Attack: Danger May Persist for Months


MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After a heart attack, your risk for a stroke is elevated longer than previously believed, preliminary results of a new stu...

Gum Disease May Worsen Blood Pressure Problems


MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gum disease may interfere with high blood pressure control, a new study suggests.

Researchers reviewed medical and...

Pregnancy Complications Down for Women With Lupus


MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and complications among pregnant women with lupus have declined in the United States over the past two decades, a n...

A Labrador's Color Might Determine Its Life Span

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MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In some bad news for chocolate Labrador Retriever lovers everywhere, new research shows that they have shorter life spans...

Tapping Into Telehealth

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MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- With the national shortage of primary care doctors and -- in certain areas -- specialists, and with a quarter of the popul...

Health Highlights: Oct. 22, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Proposed Trump Administratio...

Health Tip: Stay Safe Near a Train Crossing

(HealthDay News) -- Every three hours, someone in the United States is involved in an accident with a train, the National Safety Council says.

There are abo...

Health Tip: Treat Flea Infestation on Your Pet

(HealthDay News) -- Fleas thrive in hot and humid temperatures. So depending on where you live, fleas can be a year-round problem or a seasonal worry.