Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Night owls are more likely than early risers to develop diabetes and other health problems, even if they get the same amount of sleep.

More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are surviving childhood cancers than ever before, but many suffer lingering health problems as adults, a new study finds.

'Exploding Head Syndrome' Surprisingly Common Among Young People

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five young people suffers from what's called "exploding head syndrome," a new study suggests.

Head Injuries May Prematurely Age the Brain, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Serious head injuries may lead to premature brain aging, a new British study suggests.

Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan Not Behind Rising Suicide Rates in Military: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of almost 4 million American military personnel, serving in Iraq or Afghanistan was not associated with suicide risk, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: April 1, 2015

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Exercise Beneficial Even in Polluted Air: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The health benefits of exercise appear to outweigh the potential harm of air pollution, according to a new study from Denmark.

One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a quarter of powerful narcotic painkillers that are prescribed for chronic pain are misused, and the rate of addiction among patients hovers near 10 percent, a new review shows.

Health Tip: Heading to the Beach?

(HealthDay News) -- A swim in the ocean can be refreshing and great exercise, but it's important to understand the potential dangers of rip currents before you dive in.

Health Tip: Cook Healthier With a Slow Cooker

(HealthDay News) -- A slow cooker is an easy way to prepare a variety of healthier dishes that are ready for you at the end of a long day.

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Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol in the United States -- does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report.