Health Tip: Enjoy More Herbs and Seasonings
(HealthDay News) -- Adding herbs and seasonings to your diet can
spice up your meals without adding fat, calories or salt.
Health Tip: Watch for Signs of Elder Abuse
(HealthDay News) -- Caring for an elderly person can be a
stressful challenge, and sometimes that can lead to abuse.
More Infants Surviving With Serious Heart Defects, Study Finds
THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born with serious
congenital heart defects are more likely to survive now than they
were in the late 1970s, a new study finds. There is still plenty of
room for improvement, however, the researchers added.
Women Who Smoke May Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers and former smokers
are at increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, a new study
Psychopaths May Lack Capacity for Empathy
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Psychopaths lack the brain
"wiring" needed to have concern for other people, a new study
Could Facebook Assist Public Health Efforts to Track Obesity?
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing Facebook users'
interests could help public health researchers predict, track and
map obesity rates in specific cities, towns and neighborhoods
across the United States, a new study says.
Roadside Breath Test for Drugs Could Be on Horizon
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- A roadside breathalyzer
test for marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs could be a step
closer to reality, thanks to new research.
Don't Blame Parents for Sins of the Child
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- When the suspects in the
Boston Marathon bombings were identified as two brothers -- one of
them a teenager -- many parents wondered, "Who raised these
Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Parents may think they can
keep their kids safe by hovering over them, but a new study finds
that children of overprotective parents are more likely to be
Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Temporarily Dull Nicotine Craving
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Noninvasive stimulation of
an area of the brain linked to addiction seems to temporarily ease
smokers' cravings for nicotine, a preliminary study finds.
Health Insurance Shortfalls Hit Nearly Half of U.S. Adults: Report
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of all
working-age U.S. adults, or 84 million people, faced the prospect
of crippling medical bills in 2012 because they had little or no
health insurance, according to a new report by the nonprofit
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- If old prescription
medications are gathering dust in your medicine cabinet, it's time
to scoop them up and get rid of them safely.
Health Highlights: April 26, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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