December 28, 2017

Epidemic of Opioid Abuse Is Top Health Story of 2017

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The millions of Americans caught in the grip of an addiction to opioids — prescription painkillers or heroin — […]
December 27, 2017

Could Your Salon Visit Make You Sick?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Holiday parties and gatherings mean more trips to nail and hair salons for some. But if you’re not careful, […]
December 26, 2017

Kidney Disease Can Lead to Diabetes, Not Just the Other Way Around

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Kidney disease increases the risk for diabetes, a new study finds. Medical experts already knew that the reverse is […]
December 26, 2017

Seniors Don't Need Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements: Review

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Seniors are wasting their time and money taking calcium and vitamin D supplements to ward off the brittle bones […]
December 21, 2017

Keeping the Holidays Allergy and Asthma-Free

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Allergies and asthma can be worse than the Grinch when it comes to ruining your holiday spirit. “People may […]
December 21, 2017

Two Foods Could Help Ex-Smokers' Lungs Heal

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For smokers who’ve managed to quit, the road to fully repairing lungs damaged by the habit may seem like […]
December 21, 2017

High Costs Keep Many Cancer Patients From Needed Drugs

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Cancer drugs have become so pricey that U.S. patients often can’t afford them, a new study finds. The findings […]
December 21, 2017

Chronic Heartburn Tied to Higher Odds for Head, Neck Cancers

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Millions of American seniors suffer the discomfort of chronic acid reflux. Now, new research suggests the condition might raise […]
December 21, 2017

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops as Opioid Deaths Surge

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The opioid epidemic continues to chip away at the average American life span, federal health officials reported Thursday. Life […]
December 20, 2017

Eat Your Greens . . . and Maybe Boost an Aging Brain

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People who eat leafy green vegetables every day may maintain a sharper mind as they age, a new study […]
December 20, 2017

Mild Low Thyroid Levels May Affect a Woman's Fertility

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Having even a slightly underactive thyroid may interfere with a woman’s ability to get pregnant, a new Harvard Medical […]
December 20, 2017

Heavy Particles in Smog Up Kids' Asthma Risk

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children who inhale coarse particles — like dust, sand or even rubber emissions from tires — increase their chances […]