Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days

May 3, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Men who eat a lot of fatty foods may find themselves needing an afternoon nap, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that among almost 800 men aged 35 to 80, those with diets high in fat reported more problems with daytime sleepiness. The connection was not […]


Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer

May 3, 2016

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States, a new study contends.
Johns Hopkins University researchers analyzed eight years of U.S. data and concluded that more than 250,000 people died each year due to medical errors.
If confirmed, that would make medical errors the […]


Got Unused Meds? Here’s What to Do

May 3, 2016

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While doing your spring cleaning, don’t just toss out expired or unused prescription medications.
Unwanted drugs need to be properly disposed of to reduce the risk of abuse or accidental use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Follow disposal instructions on the drug label or patient information that came […]


Additional Treatments Offer Little Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer: Study

May 3, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Additional treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer don’t appear to boost survival, a new French study reports.
Researchers looked at the effects of adding a second drug — erlotinib (Tarceva) — to the initial round of chemotherapy. They also tested whether adding radiation to a second […]


Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women

May 3, 2016

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests a strong link between exposure to high levels of radon in the home and women’s risk of blood cancers.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says. It’s known to cause lung cancer and is the second leading cause of lung […]


For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC

May 3, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say.
“Behavior therapy has been shown to help improve symptoms in young children with ADHD and can be as effective as […]


Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

May 3, 2016

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Despite concerns about their children’s use of social and other media, many parents may set a less-than-ideal example by spending a lot of time using the technology themselves, British researchers report.
The study included 107 parents of children who were age 5 and older. The researchers asked them how […]


Serious Insomnia? Study Finds Psychotherapy Can Help

May 3, 2016

People with long-term sleep troubles should turn to a form of psychotherapy to reboot normal sleeping patterns before trying sleeping pills.


Pregnancy Flu Shot Helps Keep Newborns Safe Later On

May 3, 2016

When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated for the flu, the protection extends to her baby too, new research confirms.


Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk?

May 3, 2016

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Colds and other infections in the first six months of life may boost the odds of a child developing type 1 diabetes by nearly 20 percent, new research suggests.
The suspicion that infections play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes isn’t […]




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