home > current health news article Current Health News Monday, February 27, 2017 Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers Health Tip: Reheat Food Safely Health Tip: Learn Your Prime Sleep Time Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll Stress Buster Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs' Doctors Handled Influx of Obamacare Patients: Study Some Health Fads May Not Be All That Healthy Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers More Exercise, Fewer Pounds: Cut Your Heart Failure Risk Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems What Works Best to Help Overweight Folks Eat Healthier? Government Funding Could Save Canadians $4 Billion on Medicines Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain Sunday, February 26, 2017 Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On Saturday, February 25, 2017 Ice Fishing Can Invite Serious Injuries Friday, February 24, 2017 Health Tip: Identifying Signs of the Common Cold Health Tip: Babysitter Safety Study Finds Stroke Care Faster for Men Than Women Drug OD Deaths Have Nearly Tripled Since 1999: CDC 'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids Don't Sweat It: Gender Doesn't Dictate Perspiration Rate Want to Win an Oscar? Study Shows How to Grab the Gold Over 400,000 Toy Frogs Recalled for Injury Hazard Can Depression Up Odds for Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis? More Booze Won't Beat Back That Hangover Do You Need an Antibiotic? Live Healthy, Live Longer The Brain Can Produce Its Own Sugar: Report Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health Thursday, February 23, 2017 Health Tip: Slow-Cooking Food Safely Health Tip: Soothing a Minor Burn A Stressed Life May Mean a Wider Waistline Common Virus May Be Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes in Some Women Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze Ultrasound Won't Help Broken Bones Heal, Expert Panel Says Can an Apple a Day Keep COPD Away? Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages Too Many Stroke Victims Don't Get Clot-Busting Drug: Study More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic As Trump Rolls Back Transgender Bathroom Rights . . . 10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health Belly Fat More Dangerous in Older Women Than Being Overweight Is a Drowsy Teen Headed for a Life of Crime? NHL Veterans Pledge Their Brains to Research Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk? Many Opioid Addicts in Treatment Take Narcotics on the Side Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Health Tip: Get Your Mouth Healthy Before Cancer Treatment Health Tip: Short on Sleep? ACL Tears on the Rise Among Kids, Especially Girls After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the Blues Spoiler Alert! Most People Don't Want to Know the Future Former Teen Heartthrob David Cassidy Has Dementia Vomiting Syndrome on the Rise in Heavy Pot Smokers 'Off-Label' Antidepressants Common, But Where's the Evidence? Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study Zika Infection Shrinks Testicles in Mice For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review Little Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Schizophrenia Risk in Kids: Study Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age? Is Need for More Sleep a Sign of Pending Dementia? Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study Bleeding Strokes Take Heavy Toll on Brain MRIs Can Be Safe for People With Heart Devices … Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Health Tip: Take Care of Yourself Health Tip: Could Allergy Shots Help You? Cancer Isn't 'One Size Fits All' for Hispanics Scientists Probe Zika's Devastating Effect on Pregnancy Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too Brain Chip Helps Paralyzed 'Type' With Their Mind Exercise a Powerful Ally for Breast Cancer Survivors Health Highlights: Feb. 21, 2017 Congressional Group Gives Bipartisan Support to Vaccine Safety Many Younger Cancer Survivors Can't Afford Their Meds Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease Heart Disease Linked to Anxiety, Negative Feelings Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role Scientists Shed Light on Possible Cause of Nearsightedness U.S. Life Expectancy May Rise to Over 80 by 2030 No, Your Cat Isn't a Threat to Your Mental Health Monday, February 20, 2017 Kids' OD Risk Rises When Opioids Left Out at Home Health Tip: Reducing Your Heart Disease Risk Health Tip: Stay Safe During Winter Sports Don't Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use, Docs Say Health Highlights: Feb. 20, 2017 Most Parents Don't Think They're Meeting Kids' Nutritional Needs Self-Checks Help Spot Melanoma's Return Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis There's Fun and Fitness in the Pool for Asthmatic Kids Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS? Tired of the Ups and Downs of Yo-Yo Dieting? Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain The Short- and Long-Term Prognosis for Obamacare Don't Skip Veggies in Winter Sunday, February 19, 2017 Repeat Head Hits May Not Put NFL Players at Risk of Motor Problems Saturday, February 18, 2017 Friday, February 17, 2017 Health Tip: Coping With TMJ Health Tip: Get a Massage Lingering Baby Weight? Don't Blame the Pregnancy Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis? Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them Heart, Lung Problems May Not Always Need ICU Care 'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond Thursday, February 16, 2017 Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD Health Tip: Feeling Tense? Health Tip: Give Your Kids Bone-Building Food Dealing With Diabetes Distress Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections U.S. Health Care Spending Will Keep Rising: Report HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds FDA Approves Injectable Psoriasis Drug for Tough Cases When Cocaine's in the Mix, Safe Sex May Not Be Health Highlights: Feb. 16, 2017 Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try Siliq Approved for Plaque Psoriasis Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too Cutting Salt a Health Boost for Kidney Patients Vitamin D Pumps Up Muscles Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Health Tip: Maintain Posture for Step Training Health Tip: Enjoy Beans Germs, Mold Found in Some Medical Pot America in 2017: Pass the Prozac, Please Small Study Uncovers Brain Disease in Former Soccer Players Large Decrease in HIV Infections in U.S. Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own Teens May Go Hungry as Poorest Families Struggle to Feed Kids Health Highlights: Feb. 15, 2017 Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy Rude, Disrespectful Surgeons May Also Be More Error-Prone: Study Trump Administration Rolls Out New Obamacare Rules Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic More 'Extreme Preemies' Are Surviving Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Obese Patients Beat Diabetes Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Health Tip: Eat Your Antioxidants Health Tip: Culprits Behind Stained Teeth Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart Some Partners Need Extra Loving This Valentine's Day Could Fermented Foods Boost Your Health? 'Cooling Caps' May Halt Chemo-Linked Hair Loss Genes Tied to Belly Size Also Linked to Heart Disease Does a Baby's Sex Affect Mom's Immunity During Pregnancy? Health Highlights: Feb. 14, 2017 Geneticists Get to the Roots of Hair Loss in Men Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever Marriage: A Way to Divorce Yourself From Stress? Screen Time and Teen Time Zika Lingers in Semen for Less Time Than Thought: Study 5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk Monday, February 13, 2017 Needed: An 'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions Health Tip: Protect Kids in Cold Weather Health Tip: Keep Neck Pain in Check Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later Tougher Alcohol Laws Mean Fewer Young People Killed on the Road Eczema May Leave Some Flu Shots Less Effective, Study Finds FDA Issues Warning About Balloon Obesity Treatments Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow The 'Selfie' Paradox Stress Buster Health Highlights: Feb. 13, 2017 Many Seniors Take Multiple Meds That Can Affect the Brain Gay Men Less Likely to Have Safe Sex Now: Survey The Motherlode of 'Mother Love' Chemicals Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil a Boost to Heart Health? Try Drug-Free Options First for Low Back Pain, New Guidelines Say The Best Place to Find Your Valentine Sunday, February 12, 2017 Be Your Child's Valentine Saturday, February 11, 2017 How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions Friday, February 10, 2017 Health Tip: Daily Routine Can Minimize Stress Health Tip: Eating a Healthy Diet What's Next for the Obamacare Insurance Exchanges? Daylight Savings Time May Lower Chances of IVF Success for Some: Study Amphetamine Abuse Abuses the Heart Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids Oldest Person in U.S. Dies at Age 114 Palm Oil: The New Fat Under Fire Senate Confirms Rep. Tom Price as Health Secretary Air Pollution May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Low Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try Yoga Driving Skills May Suffer Even After Concussion Symptoms Subside Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC Pop! Goes That Balloon, and Maybe Your Hearing Cancer Survivors Gain From Web-Based Health Care Thursday, February 09, 2017 Health Tip: Going Outside in Winter Weather Health Tip: Learn About Mold Skimp on Sleep and You Just May Wind Up Sick Many Women Skip Mammograms After False-Positive Result Price's Confirmation as Health Secretary Seems Certain Divorce May Shrink an Older Woman's Waistline Heart-Healthy Tips for Your Grocery List Preemies Bombarded With Noise in First Weeks of Life Health Highlights: Feb. 9, 2017 Drinking Peroxide as 'Natural' Cure Leads to Dangerous Blood Clots Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Some Recurrent Miscarriages Emflaza Approved for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Non-English Speakers Less Likely to Be on Kidney Transplant List Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not Naps May Sharpen a Preschooler's Language Skills College Students Seem to Take Longer to Recover From Concussion Space Reshapes Astronauts' Brains: Study Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Whole-Grain Foods May Help You Stay Slim Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk Brain Differences Hint at Why Autism Is More Common in Males Is It Parkinson's or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell Opioids and Alcohol a Dangerous Cocktail Gym Membership Makes Your Heart Fitter, Too 8 Ways to Help Kids Dodge Germs Smoke-Free Public Housing Cuts Secondhand Fumes Health Tip: Logging Your Exercise Health Tip: Trouble Flexing a Finger? Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Trigger Same Good Feelings in Brain Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens E-Cigs May Be 'Bridge' to Teens' Tobacco Use Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquid Drought May Beckon Bigger West Nile Outbreaks Health Highlights: Feb. 8, 2017 Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Health Tip: Get Active With a Jump Rope Health Tip: Have an Unusual Breakfast U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated When Counting Calories, Consider the Cream and Sugar Sickle Cell Trait in Blacks Can Skew Diabetes Test Results U.S. Legislation Boosted Access to Autism Services, With No Added Cost to Families Know Your Heart's Numbers Health Highlights: Feb. 7, 2017 For Millions of Americans, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Their Hearing A Plug Instead of a Snip for Male Birth Control? Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn Many Hospital Workers Are an Unhealthy Lot: Study Could Night Shifts, Heavy Lifting Impair a Woman's Fertility? Screening, HPV Vaccine Can Prevent Cervical Cancer: FDA Winter's No Reason to Hibernate: Head Outside for Some Sports Fun Monday, February 06, 2017 Pet Meds Sending Kids to the ER 1 in 4 Teen E-Cigarette Users Has Tried 'Dripping' Health Tip: Fire Safety in the Kitchen Health Tip: For Better Sleep, Watch What You Eat For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run Stress Busters Most Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Enjoy Good Sexual Health Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices Hospitalizations for Common Heart Rhythm Problem on the Rise Newborn Screening Tests Approved Health Highlights: Feb. 6, 2017 For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer? Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Check Again Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer E-Cigarettes May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco, Study Suggests Terminally Ill Obese People Less Likely to Get Hospice Care U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations New Flu Vaccines for Dogs Unleashed in Lab Sunday, February 05, 2017 Dressing Baby for a Safe Winter Drive Saturday, February 04, 2017 Hey, Super Bowl Fans: Don't Choke on Game Day Friday, February 03, 2017 Health Tip: How to Filter Your Water Health Tip: Leave Bed Bugs Behind 2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility Sleepovers With Dad Can Be a Win-Win After Divorce Certain Bacteria May Affect Preterm Birth Risk What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack Sleep: The Great Motivator Obese Couples May Take Longer to Conceive Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV Substitutions for a 'Slimmer Bowl' Football Party Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2017 Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People 30 Former NFL Players Pledge Their Brains for Research Eye-Opening Research on Astronauts' Vision Problems U.S. Doctors Trained Overseas Have Slightly Better Patient Outcomes Thursday, February 02, 2017 Health Tip: Make Sure You Get Enough Iron Health Tip: Buying Nutritious Food on a Budget Sleepless Nights Linked to Asthma Later in Life Sticking With One Doctor May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital Dueling Quarterback Diets: Matt Ryan vs. Tom Brady Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy Time Outdoors May Deliver Better Sleep Most U.S. Adults Support Routine Child Vaccine Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure Health Highlights: Feb. 2, 2017 Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk Laundry Detergent Pods Linked to Eye Burn Danger in Kids Too Few Current, Former Smokers Screened for Lung Cancer Astronaut Twins Give Clues to Health Hazards of Spaceflight 10,000 U.S. Seniors Die Within Week of ER Discharge Every Year: Study Can Pregnancy Harm Your Heart? U.S. High School Kids Abandoning Sweetened Sodas New Zika Vaccine Candidate Provides Powerful Protection Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Health Tip: Strength Training Is For Seniors, Too Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important? Toxins in Your Fast-Food Packaging? What You Don't Know About Cancer Can Kill You Poverty Takes 2 Years Off Your Life: Study Trump Pledges to Cut Drug Company Taxes and Regulations Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women Small Study Links E-Cigarettes to Potential Heart Trouble Can Air Pollution Heighten Alzheimer's Risk? Heart Risks May Boost Women's Colon Cancer Risk, Too Gene Discoveries Offer New Height Insights 'Heading' Soccer Ball Not Smart for the Brain Parents of Kids With Heart Defects Face PTSD Risk: Study Gay Man Infected With HIV Despite Using Preventive Drugs Hormonal Drug Boosts Survival After Prostate Cancer's Return: Study Do Weekend Deliveries Pose Risks for Moms? 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