14 Percent of Toddlers May Be Drinking Coffee

March 4, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although they may just be learning how to say the word coffee, about one in seven 2-year-olds in Boston drinks the caffeinated beverage, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed information from 315 mothers and their babies. They discovered that 14 percent of 2-year-olds were given coffee by their parents […]

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout

March 4, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many transplant surgeons in the United States suffer burnout, a new study reveals.
Researchers at the Henry Ford Transplant Institute in Detroit surveyed 218 male and female transplant surgeons, aged 31 to 79. Almost half said they had a low sense of personal accomplishment, and 40 percent reported high […]

Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues

March 3, 2015

TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Guidelines for helping U.S. high school athletes with mental health problems are outlined in a new policy statement from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
The types, severity and percentages of mental illnesses are growing in young adults aged 18 to 25, and may well start before or during adolescence, […]

Why Doctors Often Yield to Parents’ Request to Delay Kids’ Vaccines

March 2, 2015

Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children’s vaccinations — and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds.

Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests

February 27, 2015

FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests.
The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at two and three months into treatment, and then again at six […]

Study Links Recession to Spike in Suicides Among Middle-Aged

February 27, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The financial stress of the last recession likely contributed to a recent increase in suicides among middle-aged Americans, researchers report.
Job, financial or legal problems played a role in 37.5 percent of all completed middle-age suicides in 2010, up from just under 33 percent of suicides […]

The Surprising Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

February 26, 2015

People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the common disorder, a new study finds.

Good Supermarkets in Poor Areas May Not Prompt Better Eating

February 26, 2015

THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having good full-service supermarkets in poor neighborhoods doesn’t mean children will have healthier diets, a new study suggests.
“Low-income and ethnic minority neighborhoods are underserved by supermarkets relative to their higher-income counterparts, and it would appear to be logical that increasing availability of healthful foods could improve diets,” said […]

The Heart Attack Warning Signs Younger Women Often Ignore

February 26, 2015

Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals.

Could a Bad Night’s Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food?

February 26, 2015

Skipping just a single night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that seems to spark a desire to consume more fat the following day, a new study suggests.

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