Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens

April 26, 2015

SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Health store employees may encourage teens to buy body-shaping dietary supplements, even though the products’ labels state they’re for adult use only, researchers report.
Despite the labeling, it’s legal for minors to buy these over-the-counter products in 49 states. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics says teens younger than […]

More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

April 26, 2015

SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — American teens’ use of electronic cigarettes is growing, especially among those who also smoke tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.
Researchers surveyed more than 10,000 teens across the nation from 2012 to 2014. They found that 22 percent of teens used tobacco cigarettes, 13 percent used water pipes […]

Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds

April 26, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Up to half of very young children use smartphones and tablets in some way before their first birthday, a new study finds. But parents still worry about their children’s use of mobile media, a separate study says.
“We were not surprised to find out children were […]

Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids’ Obesity Risk, Study Suggests

April 26, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research.
“Children who watch one to two hours of TV a day, as opposed to those who watch less, are more likely […]

Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground

April 25, 2015

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young children are more likely to suffer playground injuries when their parents are texting or talking on a cell phone, a new study shows.
Even chatting with other caregivers ups the odds your kid will get hurt, the study found.
Researchers from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York […]

Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

April 25, 2015

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Whether it’s Dr. Seuss or Beatrix Potter, when parents read to young children it may spur brain activity that supports early reading skills, a new study finds.
Researchers led by Dr. John Hutton of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center used MRIs to monitor the brains of 19 preschoolers, […]

Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk

April 25, 2015

SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who survive self-poisoning with drugs are at a significantly increased risk for suicide over the following decade, a new study shows.
“Self-poisoning in adolescence is a strong predictor of suicide and premature death in the ensuing decade, and identifies a high-risk group for targeted prevention,” study co-leader Dr. […]

Could Blowing Your Horn Cut Your Odds for Sleep Apnea?

April 24, 2015

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Playing a wind instrument may reduce your risk of sleep apnea, a new study suggests.
Researchers in India tested the lung function of 64 people who played a wind instrument and 65 others who didn’t.
Even though there was no difference in the two groups’ lung function tests, the people […]

Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds

April 24, 2015

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The prices of multiple sclerosis drugs have skyrocketed in the past two decades, in some cases rising more than 700 percent, a new study shows.
The huge price increases have occurred even though newer drugs have been introduced, something that normally stabilizes or lowers the cost of older drugs, […]

Why Baby Swings and Car Seats Aren’t Safe for Sleeping, According to One Study

April 24, 2015

Using car seats, swings, bouncers and other carrying devices as sleeping places for infants puts them at risk for injury or death, a new study warns.



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