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Alcohol, Pot Fuel Half of Young Driver Deaths, Report Finds
Alcohol, Pot Fuel Half of Young Driver Deaths, Report Finds THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Half of young drivers who died in crashes in nine states were under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or both at the time of the accident, a new ...
A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults
A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming a "modest" amount of salt might not harm older adults, but any more than that can damage health, a new study finds. The study of adults aged 71 to 8...
Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study
Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overuse of antibiotics to treat travelers' diarrhea may contribute to the spread of drug-resistant superbugs, a new study suggests....
ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests
ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also help treat binge-eating disorder, preliminary research suggests...
As Altitude Rises, Lung Cancer Rates Seem to Fall
As Altitude Rises, Lung Cancer Rates Seem to Fall TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who live in the mountains seem to have lower rates of lung cancer than those closer to the beach -- a pattern that suggests a role for oxygen intake...
Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
Asthma Tied to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two troublesome adult breathing issues -- asthma and sleep apnea -- may have a connection, a new study suggests. Adults who struggle with asthma face an increased ris...
An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart
An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Accenting the positive may be good for your heart, with a large study suggesting that optimistic people seem to have a significant leg up when it comes to card...
Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups
Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The 10 to 20 minutes of a typical well-child visit isn't enough time to reliably detect a young child's risk of autism, a new study suggests. "When decisions about ...
Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?
Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated? MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many older people with diabetes may be exposed to potential harm because doctors are trying to keep overly tight control of their blood sugar levels, a new study argues. ...
Air Force Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange: Report
Air Force Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange: Report FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Air Force reservists working in aircraft years after the planes had been used to spray the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War could have expe...