September 10, 2018

'No Documented Reason' for 1 in 3 Outpatient Opioid Rxs: Study

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of opioid painkiller addiction. But now, research shows that […]
September 10, 2018

Chronic Pain May Drive Some to Suicide

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Suffering debilitating pain every day may be so unbearable that some decide to take their own lives, new research […]
September 10, 2018

An Ancient Art May Work Best to Prevent Falls in Old Age

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The ancient practice of tai chi may beat strength training and aerobics for preventing falls among seniors, a new […]
September 10, 2018

1 in 4 Seniors Who Take Xanax, Valium Use Them Long Term

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When older people use drugs like Valium or Xanax to calm anxiety or help them sleep, they run a […]
September 7, 2018

Poor Health Care Linked to 5 Million Deaths Worldwide a Year

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Poor-quality health care results in about 5 million deaths a year in low- and middle-income countries, new research suggests. […]
September 7, 2018

Exercise Doesn't Affect Timing of Menopause, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research seems to settle the question of whether there’s a link between how much a woman works out […]
September 7, 2018

Urgent Care Centers Ease ER Burden in U.S.

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For minor ills such as sore throats, privately insured Americans increasingly use urgent care centers rather than hospital emergency […]
September 7, 2018

Sleep Apnea Often Missed in Black Americans

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea is common — but rarely diagnosed — among black Americans, researchers say. The new study included 852 […]
September 6, 2018

AHA: Are Die-Hard Sports Fans Putting Their Hearts at Risk?

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Tailgate parties are kicking off the National Football League’s regular season, and if the brats and burgers, cheese […]
September 6, 2018

Evidence Doesn't Support Statin Use in Healthy Seniors

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There is no evidence to support the widespread use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to prevent heart disease and stroke […]
September 6, 2018

Walking: Still the Starting Line for Fitness

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Being physically active is one of the most important steps people of all ages can take to improve their […]
September 6, 2018

Stigma Another Burden for Many With Psoriasis

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Though psoriasis is not contagious, many Americans shun people with the skin condition, new research indicates. The study included […]