ARCHIVE: May 2018

Millions Try E-Cigarettes, But Many Stop

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks are trying e-cigarettes, but not everyone is sticking with them, a new survey finds. E-cigarettes, which contain nicotine, have been marketed as...

Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American kids are taking fewer prescription medications these days -- but certain drugs are being prescribed more than ever, a new government study finds....

Fewer Money Worries Can Pay Off in Better Health

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that money worries can lead to health issues, so reducing monthly bills is a great goal. But it's also important to know that some so-called...

What Makes Up the American Gut?

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want a healthy gut? New research suggests you should eat plenty of fruits and veggies, avoid antibiotics and take care of your mental health. These are the...

Companies Not Doing Enough to Combat Sexual Harassment: Survey

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The #MeToo movement has shone the spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace, but a new survey shows most U.S. employers aren't tackling the issue...

America's Fittest City: Arlington, Va.

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Arlington, Va. is the "most fit city in America." So says the American College of Sports Medicine. Among the nation's 100 largest cities, Arlington had the...

Can Fido Fetch the Fountain of Youth?

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Humanity's search for a fountain of youth stretches back centuries, but modern scientists hope new research in dogs might be barking up the right tree. The...

Melania Trump Treated for Benign Kidney Condition

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Melania Trump underwent an "embolization procedure" Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no...

Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men's Lives

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As if their work wasn't already tough enough, new research suggests that men in physically taxing jobs may be at risk of an early death. The increase in risk...

What Causes Cancer? Misconceptions Abound

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many people are clueless about what can actually cause cancer, a new study finds. Not stress, microwave ovens or food additives, British experts say. But a...

'Superbug' Surfaces at Poultry Farm in China

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- E. coli that's resistant to a "last-resort" antibiotic has been discovered on a commercial poultry farm in China, researchers report. Specifically, the...

Hospitals Should, and Could, Avoid IV Opioids: Study

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to pain management for hospital patients, opioid pills or injections are less dangerous and just as effective as giving the drug intravenously,...

Take Time Out Now for School Sports Physicals

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors say. These physicals can reveal health problems that...

Opioid Makers' Perks to Docs Tied to More Prescriptions

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors who accept perks from companies that make opioid painkillers are more likely to prescribe the drugs for their patients, new research suggests. The...

Dirty Air in Pregnancy May Raise Kid's Blood Pressure Risk

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breathing polluted air is never wise for anyone, but pregnant women may pay an especially unwanted price. "The findings from our study are another piece of...

Exercising in the Great Outdoors

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Outdoor exercise can be invigorating and a great morale booster. But always take a few simple steps to stay safe, no matter the season. For starters, dress...

What Women Seek in a Mate -- Or Just a Fling

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women looking for a husband tend to rule out flashy guys, a new study reports. But if she's just in it for sex, a dude with bling will do. The study of more...

Parents More Lenient If PG-13 Movie Violence 'Justified...

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents are more likely to let their kids see violent PG-13 movies if they feel the mayhem is "justified," a new study suggests. The study, of 610 U.S....

More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Progress made in limiting kids' exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of pot, a new study suggests. "As we are...

Shield Your Kids From the Sun's Damaging Rays

SUNDAY, May 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sun damage puts children and teens at risk for deadly melanoma, so parents need to protect their youngsters from the sun and teach them about sun safety,...

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