May 14, 2018

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 […]
May 14, 2018

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 […]
May 12, 2018

What You Need to Know About Strokes

SATURDAY, May 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but a lack of awareness and resources […]
May 11, 2018

Hair Care Products for Black Women May Disrupt Hormones

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many black women use a plethora of hair care products that contain chemicals that can interfere with their hormones, […]
May 11, 2018

Bone Drug 'Holiday' May Raise Fracture Risk

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Osteoporosis patients who take “holidays” from bisphosphonate drugs are at increased risk for fractures, a new study finds. A […]
May 11, 2018

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you or your child is taking an antibiotic, new research suggests you might want to watch closely for […]
May 11, 2018

Deadly Falls On the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The number of seniors dying from falls has increased dramatically over the past decade, U.S. health officials reported Friday. […]
May 11, 2018

Arsenic and Rice: What You Need to Know

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s a danger lurking in rice and you won’t find it by reading labels. It’s the chemical arsenic. And […]
May 11, 2018

Hit Hard by Opioid Crisis, Appalachian States Expand Clean-Needle Programs

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In 2013, there was just one clean-needle program in all of West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina, and the […]
May 10, 2018

More Doubt Cast on Surgery for Spinal Compression Fractures

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a new study, a widely used form of spinal surgery was no more effective than placebo in treating […]
May 10, 2018

Add Heart Check to Annual Ob-Gyn Visit, Experts Say

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A “well” visit to her ob-gyn can benefit a woman’s heart, two leading U.S. medical groups say. “As the […]
May 10, 2018

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes […]