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October 29, 2015

Keep Kids Safe This Halloween

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Don't let kids' Halloween fun be spoiled by real-life injury scares.

Health Tip: Potassium is an Essential Mineral

(HealthDay News) -- Potassium is an essential dietary mineral, offering benefit to your heart, muscles, kidneys and nervous system.

Health Tip: Stay Safe During Trick-or-Treating

(HealthDay News) -- Trick-or-treating parents and kids shouldn't ignore safety precautions, despite the excitement of the candy-filled occasion.

Breast Cancer Equally Common Now Among Blacks, Whites

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer is now as common among black women as among whites, although black women continue to have a higher death rate from the disease, an American Cancer Society report says.

VW Emissions Scandal May Cost 60 U.S. Lives, Study Claims

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Volkswagen emissions scandal will directly cause 60 premature deaths in the United States and hundreds of millions of dollars in health care expenses and other costs, U.S. researchers claim.

Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to treating seniors with diabetes, new research suggests that doctors often don't cut back on medications, even when treatment goals are surpassed.

Too Much TV Linked to Leading Causes of Death

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links watching too much TV with some of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies raise the possibility that the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may blunt the effectiveness of flu vaccines in seniors.

Media Often Overplays Cancer Drug Research, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- News articles that promise "breakthrough, "game-changing" new cancer drugs could irresponsibly raise the hopes of desperate patients, a new report suggests.

Drugmaker Recalls Injectors Used to Treat Allergic Reactions

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of thousands of epinephrine injectors are being recalled by the drug company Sanofi because they may not deliver the correct amount of the life-saving drug to people suffering severe allergic reactions.

Health Highlights: Oct. 28, 2015

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

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