February 9, 2018

Fidget Spinners May Be Dangerous in the Wrong Hands

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fidget spinners may well keep restless hands occupied for a time. But in the wrong hands, the popular gadgets […]
February 9, 2018

Hey Kids, Just Say No to Energy Drinks

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Highly caffeinated energy drinks aren’t safe for children and teens, and should not be marketed to them, a leading […]
February 8, 2018

Low Blood Sodium Tied to Impaired Thinking in Older Men

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Lower sodium levels in the blood are associated with mental impairment and decline in older men, a new study […]
February 8, 2018

Many With Depression Delay, Avoid Treatment

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Only one-third of people newly diagnosed with depression start treatment quickly, and seniors and minorities are the least likely […]
February 8, 2018

Women Fare Worse Than Men After a Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women tend to have a tougher time recovering from a stroke than men do, though the reasons aren’t completely […]
February 8, 2018

Women Who Are Most at Risk of Stroke

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stroke affects more women than men in the United States. And a new study pinpoints stroke risk factors unique […]
February 8, 2018

Sleepy Drivers May Be Causing More Crashes Than Thought

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Driver fatigue causes many more car accidents in the United States than previously estimated, a new report suggests. The […]
February 8, 2018

Picking a New Primary Care Doctor

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There are times in life when you need to pick a new doctor, or primary care provider. A primary […]
February 7, 2018

Long-Term Opioid Use Down Among U.S. Vets: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Recent efforts by the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to promote safe prescribing of opioid painkillers seem to be […]
February 7, 2018

Your Attitude About Aging Might Affect Odds for Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you hope to avoid dementia in old age, having an upbeat view on aging itself might help, new […]
February 7, 2018

Uber, Lyft Rides May Not Help Boost Doc Visits for Poorer Patients

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Unreliable transportation keeps many poor patients from their medical appointments. But offering free ride-sharing services isn’t the easy fix […]
February 7, 2018

Defibrillators May Not Help Kidney Patients With Bad Hearts

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People with chronic kidney disease often develop heart failure, leading to their having a heart defibrillator implanted to control […]