MedDay – November 15, 2018


NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – Tick-borne diseases are on the rise again, according to new data from the CDC.

State and local health officials reported a record number of cases last year. The reason is not clear, but experts recommend using insect repellent, checking your body and clothing for ticks, and showering soon after being outdoors.

A possible warning sign for people who suffer migraines with vision changes. South Carolina researchers found seeing wavy lines, light flashes, blind spots or blurriness before a migraine may indicate a higher risk of irregular heartbeat, or atrial fibrillation, which is a common cause of stroke.

Beethoven said ‘music is like a dream’ and a new survey reveals many people use music as a natural sleep aid. The online study shows younger people are significantly more likely to turn on music to catch some quality z’s. 

That’s a look at some of the day’s top medical headlines, Kenneth Craig, CBS News, New York.

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