Health Tip: What's Causing My Earache?

(HealthDay News) -- Earaches are as common as they are painful and annoying. Factors that can trigger an earache are equally plentiful.

Health Tip: Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Trigger Complications

(HealthDay News) -- Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that can trigger inflammation in the joints and nearby tissue throughout the body.

Native American Children Have More Tooth Decay

MONDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Native American children in the United States and Canada have three times the rate of untreated cavities compared to other kids, according to a new policy statement from a pediatricians group that recommends doctors pay more attention to the oral health of those patients.

Stress Doesn't Boost Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

MONDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Although stress can exacerbate multiple sclerosis (MS), it doesn't actually increase a person's risk for developing the disease in the first place, new research indicates.

Pediatricians Group Raps Energy and Sports Drinks for Kids

MONDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Although sports drinks and energy drinks are marketed heavily toward children and teens, a leading association of pediatricians is sounding the alarm about these beverages for kids.

Longer Maternity Leave Ups Breast-Feeding Rates

MONDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women who stay home longer after having a baby are more likely to breast-feed their babies, a new study indicates.