Smog Might Cloud Your Memory

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The very air you breathe may make you vulnerable to developing dementia, a new study suggests. British researchers found that people exposed to higher levels of air pollution had 40 percent higher odds of developing dementia. “We found that older patients across greater London who were living in…

IVF May Put Children at Risk for High Blood Pressure

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In vitro fertilization gives couples struggling to conceive the chance to have children, but a new study suggests these kids are at increased risk for high blood pressure. The study, of 54 teens conceived through assisted reproduction, found that eight — or 15 percent — had high blood…

Bills Mount for Breast Cancer Survivors

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years. On average, breast cancer survivors get hit with an extra $1,100 in yearly out-of-pocket cancer-driven costs, researchers found. But interviews with 129…

Vaping Can Damage DNA, But Will It Cause Cancer?

MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes produce chemicals that can damage a person’s DNA, the first step on a path that might lead to cancer, a new study reports. The saliva of a small group of e-cigarette users contained increased levels of three DNA-damaging compounds, the researchers said. These chemicals are formaldehyde, acrolein…

AHA: Little 'Kemp the Warrior' Battles Heart Defect

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Despite a nerve-racking pregnancy and delivery, Bevin and Scott Reinen described the moment that they finally got to meet their baby boy as “euphoric.” Four days after his birth, the couple sat beside their son following an open-heart surgery to treat a rare congenital heart defect. Baby…