Turning to an Ancient Art to Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The age-old practice of Tai Chi shows promise in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans, new research shows.

Healthy Diet May Mean Longer Life for Kidney Patients

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy diet may help people with kidney disease live longer, researchers report.

More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot during pregnancy can protect both a mom-to-be and her baby. And while the percentage of pregnant American women who got the vaccine has doubled in recent years, too many still go without the shot, researchers say.

Rising Price of Opioid OD Antidote Could Cost Lives: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Escalating prices of the drug naloxone may threaten efforts to reduce opioid-related deaths across America, a team from Yale University and the Mayo Clinic warns.

U.S. Surgeon General Calls for Crackdown on E-Cig Use in Teens

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes are now the most popular tobacco product among American teens, according to a new U.S. Surgeon General's report that calls for a crackdown on the devices.

Mummy of 17th Century Child May Alter the History of Smallpox

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A mummy of a child who lived in the 1600s in Lithuania could offer new insight into how smallpox developed over the millennia.

Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure

THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga may help reduce blood pressure in people who are at risk for developing hypertension, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: Dec. 8, 2016

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Health Tip: Prep Your Refrigerator for the Holidays

(HealthDay News) -- Your fridge may be overflowing with leftovers from holiday meals.