HealthDay News - November 20, 2019

Heart Disease Took Big Toll in Counties Hardest Hit by Recession

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. counties hit hardest by the recession of 2008-2009 had a larger increase in heart disease deaths among middle-aged adults than other counties, a new study shows.

Packaged Caesar Salad Suspected as Possible Source in E. coli Outbreak

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A brand of packaged Caesar salad is an early suspect in an outbreak of E. coli that's sickened 17 people in eight states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

Ultrasound May Ease Common Form of Hand Tremor

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment that delivers ultrasound waves to the brain may bring lasting relief to some people with debilitating hand tremors, a new study finds.

Using Psychedelic Brew 'Like Dreaming With Your Eyes Open': Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An ingredient in the psychedelic brew ayahuasca causes "waking dreams" by significantly changing brain activity, a new study says.

Gunshot Survivors May Struggle With Emotional Aftermath for Years

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even years after a gunshot wound heals, shooting survivors may be at greater risk of alcohol abuse, drug abuse and unemployment, new research finds.

Doctors' Group Calls for Ban on Most Vaping Products

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes.

AHA News: HIV Could Increase Risk of Death From Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- After a heart failure diagnosis, people who are HIV-positive are more likely to be hospitalized or die of any cause than those not infected with HIV, new research shows.

AHA News: Eating Mindfully Through the Holidays – and All Year

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Slow down before plowing through the holiday hors d'oeuvres or finishing off that overfilled plate of comfort food. An approach called mindful eating could just help you enjoy it even more and increase well-being.

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Anal cancer rates have surged in the past 15 years, and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame, a new study suggests.

Could Fish Oil Be an ADHD Remedy for Some Kids?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids might benefit from supplements, new research suggests.

Study Spots Ties Between Rheumatoid Arthritis, Other Diseases

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis -- and people with rheumatoid arthritis are at added risk for heart disease, blood clots and sleep apnea, researchers say.

It's Not Just Menopause to Blame for Older Women's Flagging Sex Drive

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's not uncommon for a woman's sex life to slow down with age, but hormones aren't the only reason she might not be in the mood, a new study suggests.

Recalls of Blood Pressure Med Took Toll on Patients' Health

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room visits for high blood pressure surged following last year's recall of the popular heart drug valsartan, Canadian researchers report.

Health Highlights: Nov.20, 2019

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

Health Tip: Preventing and Treating Chickenpox

(HealthDay News) -- The chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent chickenpox, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health Tip: Identifying Melanoma

(HealthDay News) -- About 75 percent of melanomas emerge as new spots that appear in normal skin, says DermNet New Zealand. Because melanoma can quickly become life-threatening, it's important to know early signs of the disease.