Health Tip: Warning Signs of Social Anxiety Disorder
(HealthDay News) -- Social anxiety disorder can make seemingly
simple social engagements seem like a nightmare.
Severe Obesity in Teens Tied to Possible Kidney Problems
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-fifth of
severely obese teens have poor kidney function, a small new study
Smoking, Drinking Combo Raises Odds for Esophageal Cancer
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke and
drink are nearly twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer as
those with only one of those unhealthy habits, a new study
ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin, a drug used
to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, may help people
maintain self-control so they can stick to a diet or a boring
project, a new study suggests.
Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn't Raise Teen Pot Use, Study Says
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American teens' use
of marijuana doesn't increase when states approve the drug for
medical use, a new study finds.
Winter's Polar Vortex Ushers in Spring's 'Pollen Vortex'
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may have survived
the worst this winter's polar vortex had to throw at you, but if
you suffer from allergies, better brace yourself for its sibling --
the "pollen vortex."
Saturday Is National Drug Take-Back Day
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you have expired,
unused or unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet, you can safely
dispose of them on National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday.
Could More Coffee Lower Your Odds for Diabetes?
THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking more
coffee might lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, a new large U.S.
Stem Cells Yield Lab-Grown Skin, Researchers Say
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Skin that was created
from stem cells and grown in a lab could be used instead of animals
to test drugs and cosmetics, and to develop new treatments for skin
disorders, scientists report.
FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug
Administration advisory panel has recommended banning the use of
"electrical stimulation devices" to modify aggressive or
self-harming behavior in people with severe emotional problems or
developmental disorders such as autism.
Health Highlights: April 25, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Statin Users Eating More Bad Food Than a Decade Ago, Study Shows
FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans who
take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to believe they can eat
plenty of unhealthy foods without suffering any consequences, a new