Health Tip: Ease Cramps From Irritable Bowel
(HealthDay News) -- Modifying what and how you eat won't cure
irritable bowel disease, but it can help reduce flares.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Food Poisoning
(HealthDay News) -- Seniors, many of whom have compromised
immune systems, are at higher risk of acquiring food poisoning.
Stressful Middle Age Tied to Higher Alzheimer's Risk in Women
TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Women who deal with a lot of
day-to-day stressors in middle-age may have a somewhat higher risk
of developing Alzheimer's later in life, a new study suggests.
Blood Pressure Drug Might Boost Chemo Success, Mouse Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A blood pressure drug shows
promise in improving the effectiveness of cancer chemotherapy,
according to a new study.
More Black Women in U.S. Diagnosed With Breast Cancer, Report Finds
TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- White women 40 and older
have traditionally had the highest rates of breast cancer in the
United States, but rising rates among blacks have narrowed the gap
in recent years, according to a new American Cancer Society
Obamacare's Health Exchanges Up and Running
TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act's
new health insurance exchanges opened for business Tuesday amid the
first federal government shutdown in 17 years and a push by
Republicans in the House of Representatives to delay further
implementation of "Obamacare."
Medicare, Medicaid To Keep Running Despite U.S. Government Shutdown
TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the federal
government shutdown that began Tuesday morning, U.S. officials said
Medicare and Medicaid recipients and veterans will continue to
receive health-care benefits.
Statins May Not Harm Memory, Thinking After All
TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some good, if
preliminary, news for the millions of people who take statin drugs
to lower their cholesterol: A new review of existing research finds
no evidence that the medications pose a risk to brainpower.
Health Highlights: Oct. 1, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Brintellix Approved for Major Depressive Disorder
TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Brintellix (vortioxetine)
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
adults with major depressive disorder, often referred to as