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Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds
Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Inner city children have a higher-than-normal risk of developing food allergies, a new study finds. Researchers followed 516 inner city children in...
Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study
Fewer Painkiller Deaths in States With Medical Marijuana: Study MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- States that have legalized medical marijuana tend to experience an unexpected benefit -- fewer overdose deaths from narcotic painkillers, a new s...
Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy
Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy FRIDAY, Aug. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients lacking knowledge about the disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions. This can lead to worse quality of care and l...
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds
Fewer U.S. Teens Using Sunscreen, Study Finds THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. teens using sunscreen dropped nearly 12 percent in the last decade, a new report shows. During that same time period, the number of teens usin...
Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors
Failing Vision Tied to Shorter Lifespans for Seniors THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among seniors, dimming vision may be tied to poorer survival, new research suggests. The study involved more than 2,500 people, aged 65 to 84, who were as...
Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower
Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds. The finding doesn't prove that fitnes...
For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds
For Kids, Risks of Parental Smoking Persist Long-Term, Study Finds TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking while pregnant or around an infant has long been linked to development of asthma and allergies in young children. Now, researchers ha...
Full Recovery Possible for 2 U.S. Ebola Patients
Full Recovery Possible for 2 U.S. Ebola Patients FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The two American aid workers being treated for Ebola virus face a long, hard road to full recovery, but shouldn't endure long-term illness or disability because...
Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports
Fewer Unmarried Women Having Children, CDC Reports WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer unmarried America women are having babies, with the notable exception of those who are over 35, federal health officials reported Wednesday. Births o...
FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug
FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new prescription insomnia drug that's the first of its kind was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets are app...