Too Much Texting May Leave College Kids Sleepy
FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- College students in search
of a good night's sleep may want to put some distance between their
pillow and their cell phone, new research suggests.
Health Tip: Soothing Pain With Cold Therapy
(HealthDay News) -- Cold therapy helps alleviate pain and
swelling caused by sprains, strains and the like by reducing blood
flow to the affected area.
Health Tip: Using Heat Therapy
(HealthDay News) -- Heat therapy can ease pain and stiffness,
muscle tightness and spasms.
Gloomy Outlook May Be Genetic, Study Suggests
FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Some people might be
genetically inclined to be negative, according to a new study.
When Buying Insurance on the Exchanges, It Helps to Have Help
FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- You have to wade through a
lot of insurance jargon and be a skilled number-cruncher to choose
the right health insurance plan on the new health exchanges, health
literacy and consumer decision-making experts say.
4 of 5 Colleges Students Text While Driving: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Despite efforts to stop
drivers from texting behind the wheel, new research revealed that
four of five college students have used their cell phones to send
or receive text messages while driving.
Occupational Hazard for Teachers?
FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Teachers are much more
likely than people with other jobs to be diagnosed with progressive
speech and language disorders, according to a new study.
Small Efforts Can Boost Use of Public Parks
FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Even small marketing efforts
at parks can have an effect on the health fitness of local
communities, according to a new study.
Doc Dispels Common Myths About Head Lice
FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Although lice do not cause
serious physical harm, they can result in a lot of emotional
distress because many people still mistakenly believe they are a
sign of poor hygiene, an expert explains.
California Teens Drinking More Sugary Drinks: Report
FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Although younger children in
California are drinking less soda and other sugary beverages, teens
in the state are actually drinking more, according to a report
Health Highlights: Oct. 18, 2013
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