home > current health news article Current Health News Friday, October 21, 2016 Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Corneal Abrasion Health Tip: Supporting a Child Who Is Bullied Be Aware of What You Share Online About Your Kids Pediatricians: Kids Need 'Media Use Plan' From Parents Kids' Media Time Adds Up, Subtracts From Homework Helmets Don't Prevent Kids' Motocross Concussions 1 in 3 Young Athletes With Concussion Returns to Play on Same Day Saturday, Oct. 22 Is Drug Take Back Day Many Adults Unaware That Using E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Kids State Laws May Be Key to Lowering Kids' Car Crash Deaths Coffee's Impact a Matter of Genes? Tips for Keeping Halloween Safe and Fun Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches Thursday, October 20, 2016 Health Tip: Kick Off Exercise With a Support System Health Tip: Manage Allergies Snakebites a Rising Danger for U.S. Children Clinton, Trump Differ on Medicare at Debate Monitoring, Not Treatment, May Be Better for Some Prostate Cancer Patients Some Mexican Ceramics Can Serve Up Lead Poisoning Zika Testing for All Pregnant Women Who Have Been in Florida County: CDC Kids 14 and Younger Only Need 2 HPV Vaccine Shots: CDC Even 6th Graders Commit Cyber Dating Abuse: Study Right-Handedness Might Go Back Almost 2 Million Years Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women Is It Really True That Chocolate May Be Good for You? Cartilage From Nose Used to Repair Bum Knees Mediterranean Diet, Caffeine May Be Good for Your Eyes Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Health Tip: Ease Stress If You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Tip: Manage Psoriasis Marijuana May Blunt Bone Health Researchers Identify Genes Linked to Hot Flashes Sleep Can Affect Male Fertility Having Baby Too Soon After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks For Overheated Viewers of Presidential Race: 'De-Escalate First' New Clues on How Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC Digestive Byproduct Tied to Meat Raises Risks for Some Heart Patients Exercise May Help People Who Already Have Memory Loss New Treatment Approved for Soft-Tissue Cancers Clots May Be the Cause of Fainting in Some Elderly Lasting Jump in ER Visits After Oregon Medicaid Expansion Trauma Patients Not to Blame for Opioid Epidemic: Study Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer 'Fake Pills' May Help Ease Back Pain Top 3 Mistakes Teen Drivers Make Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Health Tip: Using Kitchen Knives Health Tip: Choosing a Time to Work Out Elective Surgeries on Fridays Are Safe: Study Cost Keeps Many Kids From School Sports, Other Activities Research Sheds Light on Why People Who Lose Weight Gain It Back Have Type 2 Diabetes? Try Walking After Eating Irregular Heart Rhythm Patients May Not Always Need Blood Thinners: Study Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor 'Ghost Pepper' Burns Hole in Man's Esophagus Are Vegetarian Diets Heart-Healthier? CDC Updates Spending Plans to Combat Zika Mouth and Gut Germs May Be Linked to Migraines Are You and Your Home Ready for Winter? More Low-Income Kids Need Dental Sealants: CDC Sweating Over a Perspiration Problem? National School Lunch Program Serving Up Healthier Fare Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures? Monday, October 17, 2016 Health Tip: Kids Don't Need a Low-Fat Diet Health Tip: Risk Factors for Malnutrition How to Help a Child Who's Cyberbullied Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study Nurturing Childhood May Pay Off Decades Later Fewer Birth Defects for Older Moms Who Have Fertility Treatments No Link Between Caffeine, Irregular Heartbeat in Heart Failure Patient Study Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care Statins Often Interact With Other Heart Drugs Are Fewer Cervical Cancer Screenings Needed After HPV Vaccine? Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive Sunday, October 16, 2016 1 in 4 College Students Is Hungry: Survey Saturday, October 15, 2016 11 Ways to Stay Safe When Doing Risky Tree Work Research Sheds Light on Why People Who Lose Weight Gain It Back Friday, October 14, 2016 Health Tip: Get Enough Dietary Iron Health Tip: Preparing Your Baby for a Sibling Florida Officials Announce New Zika Zone in Miami More Evidence Linking Obesity to Liver Cancer Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies Study Identifies Genetic Subtypes of Crohn's Disease Smokeless Tobacco Product Tied to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Death Powerful MS Drug Used Early May Reverse Some Disability Zika Infection May Bring Future Immunity: Study Which Generation Has Better Work Ethic? Scientists Launch Project to Map Every Cell in Human Body Exercise Can Help Manage Type 1 Diabetes Now Hear This: Wind Noise Can Pose Threat to Cyclists Dogs Too Smart to Follow Useless Advice Thursday, October 13, 2016 Health Tip: Managing Celiac Disease Health Tip: Need Pain Relief? Can Hormonal Rx for Prostate Cancer Raise Dementia Risk? Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat 'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!' More U.S. Women Hope for Motherhood, With 2 Kids Ideal Mixed News on Drug Abuse Among Lesbian, Gay Americans Global Efforts to Combat TB Epidemic Falling Short Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm Monkey Study Hints at Drug-Free Suppression of HIV Scientists Map DNA of Zika Virus From Semen Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S. Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC 1 in 5 U.S. Young Adults Uses Hookah Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide Texting While Parenting: A 21st Century Trap Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Health Tip: Want Younger-Looking Skin? Health Tip: Use a Workplace Gym More Evidence Menopause 'Brain Fog' Is Real Parents of Kids With Food Allergies Believe They're Allergic, Too Fitbit, Other Heart Rate Wristbands Often Inaccurate: Study Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo Indoor Tanners Aren't Taking Precautions Against Skin Cancer When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More Inhaled Version of Parkinson's Drug May Help Keep Symptoms at Bay Zika Virus Can Damage Fetal Brain Late in Pregnancy: Study Another Study Questions Mammography Screening Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says How to Guard Against Deadly Carbon Monoxide Poisoning How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Health Tip: Watching Portions and Your Wallet Health Tip: Keep Kids Healthy Around Classroom Pets For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind? Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Rising in Kids: FAQ Trump, Clinton Clash Over Affordable Care Act Americans Are Changing Their Supplements of Choice High-Protein Diets May Not Help Fend Off Diabetes: Study Mars-Bound Astronauts Could Face Dementia Risk, Study Contends For Medical Diagnoses, Doctors Still Trounce Computers Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk? Sudden Drops in Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy Freeze Therapy: An Alternative to Breast Cancer Surgery? Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom Leave Those Raking Injuries Behind Monday, October 10, 2016 Day Care Doesn't Encourage Weight Gain in Kids Health Tip: Kick Dust Mites Out of Bed Health Tip: Sauté Your Veggies Even Incomplete Steroid Treatment Helps Preemies: Study Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients Doctors May Not Be Telling High-Risk Patients About HIV Prevention Drug 6 Keys to a Safe, Allergy-Free Halloween Anger, Heavy Exertion: Fast Track to a Heart Attack? Cost of Breast Cancer Chemo Varies Widely in U.S. High Blood Pressure May Hike Dementia Risk Animal Study Hints at Gene Therapy's Possible Promise for Alzheimer's If Patient in the Hospital Bed Before You Got Antibiotics -- Take Heed A Guide to Coping With Corns and Calluses Undiagnosed Eye Problems Pose Risks for Migrant Farm Workers DEET Repellents Safe in Pregnancy to Prevent Zika, Researchers Say Germs in Dog Poop Can Point to Bowel Trouble Sunday, October 09, 2016 Back Surgery Doesn't Knock All NFL Players Out of the Game: Study Saturday, October 08, 2016 Like People, Power Tools Need Checkups Friday, October 07, 2016 Health Tip: Enjoy a Heart-Healthy Football Meal Health Tip: Exercise Safely With Diabetes Males Conceived Via Fertility Treatment May Have Weakened Sperm: Study Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors Study Questions the No-Sex-Before-Big-Game Advice How to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Fall Study Suggests Genetic Link to Middle Ear Infections Matthew Battering Florida Coast Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors How 'Mindful Eating' Can Keep Kids Slim Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study Target Fast-Food Combo Meals to Cut Sugary Drinks for Kids: Study Thursday, October 06, 2016 Having Battered Bahamas, Hurricane Matthew Bears Down on Florida Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread Steep Rise in Price of Older Cancer Drugs Number of Americans With Severe Joint Pain Keeps Rising Prenatal Factors May Raise Child's Risk for OCD Drug Trio Shows Major Promise Against Myeloma Older Surgery Patients Should Be Screened for Frailty: Study New Clues to Age-Related Hearing Loss Don't Let the Change of Seasons Put You at Risk U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations Health Tip: Making the Transition to Sleep Health Tip: Stretch Before and After a Workout Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study What Twins Are Teaching the Rest of Us Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Do Activity Trackers Like Fitbit Boost Health? Health Tip: When Your Child Rides With Someone Else Health Tip: Help Prevent Corns and Calluses For Many Women, Sex Gets Better at Midlife How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates Study: Yoga as Good as Physical Therapy for Back Pain Hurricane Matthew Takes Aim at Florida Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health For Problem Drinkers, Experimental Drug Shows Promise Doctors Perform 1st U.S. Living-Donor Uterine Transplant A Better Diabetes Test? Have Humans Hit Their Longevity Limit? DEA Puts Quota on Production of Opioid Painkillers Women's Memory Advantage Might Skew Alzheimer's Diagnosis Exploding E-Cigarettes Sending 'Vapers' to Burn Centers Measles Outbreak Among Amish Highlights Need for Vaccinations Zika Connection to Rare Nerve Disorder Bolstered by Study Love Your Co-workers? It Could Boost Your Health Tuesday, October 04, 2016 Health Tip: Why Is My Skin Dry? Health Tip: Skip the Late Night Snacks 3 Lifestyle Changes To Help Prevent Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Deaths Increasing for Black Women C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth: Review Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels Cooling Therapy Might Not Help All Cardiac Arrest Patients Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Incontinence in Women Risk of Opioid Addiction Up 37 Percent Among Young U.S. Adults Fall Weather Can Be Tricky to Navigate 'Paws' for Pet Safety This Fall Brain Aneurysm: Lack of Awareness Can Cost Lives Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary Monday, October 03, 2016 Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot Health Tip: Separate Foods Health Tip: Using Meds for Kids U.S. Smoking Rates Differ by County, Not Just State Zika Causes Widespread Damage to Fetal Brain Worry About Job Loss May be Linked to Diabetes Risk: Study Is Web-Based Test for Prediabetes Faulty? Some Increased Bleeding Risk Seen With Blood Thinner Xarelto Vs. Pradaxa Top Zika Vaccine Candidate Moves Closer to Field Testing Can Childhood Traumas Make You Old Before Your Time? Some Doctors Swayed by Political Beliefs More Research Cites Salt's Potential Health Risks Children With Diabetes Can Have Bright Future Hard Times May Exact a Toll on Brain Health Pre-K Program Helps Low-Income Kids Succeed in School New Clues to Sleeping Sickness Sunday, October 02, 2016 Making Friends 101: What Works for College Freshmen Saturday, October 01, 2016 Scare Up Some Halloween Safety Friday, September 30, 2016 Health Tip: Make Sure Eggs Are Thoroughly Cooked Health Tip: Avoid These 5 Pre-Bedtime Don'ts 'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC Encouraging Surgical ICU Patients to Get Moving Pays Off A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine When Indoor Temps Rise, So Do COPD Symptoms CDC: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Southeast Asia Due to Zika Queen Latifah Puts Heart Failure Center Stage Smoking Bans May Keep Young Men From Heavy Smoking Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack It May Be Time to Punt on Your Favorite Football Fare 1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable Thursday, September 29, 2016 Health Tip: Health Risks of Childhood Obesity Health Tip: Why Can't I Stop Sweating? 2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study High Blood Pressure Might Affect Some Kids' Thinking Ability Exercise May Not Lower Women's Risk of Multiple Sclerosis Ketamine May Treat Migraine, Chronic Pain HPV Vaccine More Effective Than Thought: Study Acne's Silver Lining: Slower Aging of the Skin? Scientists ID Key Fetal Cells Vulnerable to Zika Knowing Their Breast Cancer Risk May Empower Teens Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC Can You Blame Your Headaches on Your Thyroid? Cancer Patients in Poorer Countries Often Go Without Radiation 'Entitled' People May Be Pursuing an Unhappy Path Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Health Tip: Add Veggies to Most Any Meal Health Tip: Let Kids Make Breakfast Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others Secondhand Smoke More Insidious Than Thought U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC A Happy Spouse May Keep You Healthy FDA Asks Public: What Is 'Healthy Food'? Study Links Pot Use to Relapse in Psychosis Patients Hot Flashes, Mood Woes? 'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk Congress Agrees to More Zika Funding: Reports Zika May Be Passed on Through Tears, Sweat: Report Hurdles Ahead for Zika Vaccine: Experts Could Prescribed NSAID Painkillers Raise Heart Failure Risk? 'Artificial Pancreas' Approved for Type 1 Diabetes Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Health Tip: Managing Daily Stress Health Tip: Remember Eye Protection at Work How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids? Farm Kids Get Fewer Allergies, International Study Finds Gastric Bypass May Bring Infant Nutrition Deficits Should FDA Have Power to Recall Beauty Products? Are There Alternatives to Statins? Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients Babies With Cleft Lip Likely to Have Normal Adulthood: Study Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut' Common Culex Mosquitoes Don't Transmit Zika Virus: Study 1st Baby Born With DNA From 3 Parents High Utility Bills Strain More Than the Budget Nanoparticles Ease Aching Joints in Mice Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study Food Flavors May Come From Surprising Sources Monday, September 26, 2016 Health Tip: Prepare Kids for School Emergencies Health Tip: Tingling in Your Fingers? 9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing? Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake New Type of Radiation Treatment May Up Survival for Older Lung Cancer Patients Always Feeling Lonely? Maybe It's in Your DNA Amjevita OK'd to Treat Inflammatory Diseases 'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles' Can Pregnancy Problems Foretell Future Health Risks? The Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability Sunday, September 25, 2016 More Hispanics Treated at Breast Cancer Center After Obamacare Saturday, September 24, 2016 How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions Friday, September 23, 2016 Health Tip: Get a Safe Car for a Teen Driver Health Tip: Choose the Right Shoes for Sports Drug-Resistant Germs Thrive in America's Corroding Water Systems How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu Tips for Avoiding Back-to-School Germs, Illnesses 23 Plans Earn Top Mark in Health Insurance Ratings 'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars New MRSA Strain Found in Denmark Gardening May Give Kids' Diets a Boost Insecticide Spraying Working Against Florida's Zika Mosquitoes: Officials Healthy Diet as Teen, Less Weight Gain as Adult Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality Thursday, September 22, 2016 Health Tip: Kids Should Learn Microwave Safety Health Tip: Stay Safe on a Motorcycle Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss Do Open Floor Plans Invite Overeating? Health Insurance Hikes Ease But Workers Pay a Price, Survey Finds Flavorings Boost Toxicity of E-Cigarettes in Lab Study Smoking Losing Its Cool With Kids, CDC Says DNA-Based Vaccine Guards Against Zika in Monkey Study Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans Software Speeds Up Analysis of Breast Cancer Risk: Study Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study Scientists Zero In on Cause of Rare, Disfiguring Skin Disorder Heavy Drinking Can Harm the Aging Brain Can Brain 'Pacemaker' Improve Lives of Head Trauma Patients? The 'Love Hormone' May Quiet Tinnitus Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Health Tip: Make Time for Family Dinners Health Tip: Climb a Ladder Safely Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years Opioid Epidemic Costs U.S. $78.5 Billion Annually: CDC 'Obesity Gene' Doesn't Affect Ability to Lose Weight: Report Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study Cat Scratch Can Sometimes Lead to Serious Illness: CDC Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk Experimental Immune Cell Rx Shows Promise for Leukemia More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say Alcoholics May Lack Key Enzyme Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC Drug Shows Promise Against MS in Mouse Study Around the World, Holidays Bring Added Pounds Smoking Tied to Shorter Survival With ALS ^ Back to Top From Healthy Resources Assess Your MS Symptoms Talking to Your Doctor About PAH Diaper Rash: When to Call a Doctor. 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