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Vaping Habit Might Make You More Prone to Flu

Vaping Habit Might Make You More Prone to Flu

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Steering clear of folks who are coughing and sneezing is one way to prevent catching the flu. Avoiding e-cigarettes may be another, new research suggests. In a small study including smokers, e-cigarette users and nonsmokers, researchers saw that both […]

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Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?

Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cannabidiol (CBD) has been receiving a lot of attention lately as a potential treatment for everything from epilepsy to anxiety. Now, researchers report it might also help curb the cravings that come with opioid addiction. Like marijuana, CBD comes from the cannabis plant. Unlike […]

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Computers Detect Lung Cancer on Scans as Well as Docs Do

Computers Detect Lung Cancer on Scans as Well as Docs Do

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Computers were able to identify small lung cancers on CT scans as well or better than doctors, a new study finds. Latest Cancer News The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, was conducted by researchers from Google and several medical centers, The New York Times reported. […]

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Why So Many Older Women Develop UTIs

Why So Many Older Women Develop UTIs

Latest Women’s Health News MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Urinary tract infections are one of the indignities many women face as they age. One reason why is because their bladder walls can be invaded by several species of bacteria, a new study finds. Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are among the most common […]

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Health Tip: Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Health Tip: Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

(HealthDay News) — Relationships are a necessary part of healthy living. Though no relationship is perfect, an unhealthy relationship can cause discomfort and harm, says the University of Washington. Latest Sexual Health News The school mentions signs of an unhealthy relationship: Neglecting yourself or your partner. Feeling pressure to change who you are or quit […]

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Health Tip: Escaping Rip Currents

Health Tip: Escaping Rip Currents

(HealthDay News) — Most beach rescues performed by lifeguards are caused by rip currents — strong currents that can pull swimmers under, says the American Red Cross. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Rip currents can form in any large open area and can be dangerous. To escape a rip current, the Red Cross offers advice: […]

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Birth Control Pills (Oral Contraceptives) vs. Patch (Ortho Evra)

Birth Control Pills (Oral Contraceptives) vs. Patch (Ortho Evra)

What are the side effects of birth control pills and the patch? Birth control pills The most common side effects of the birth control pills include nausea, headache, breast tenderness, weight gain, irregular bleeding, and mood changes. These side effects often subside after a few months’ use. Scanty menstrual periods or breakthrough bleeding may occur […]

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Earlier Bedtimes Help Kids Fight Obesity

Earlier Bedtimes Help Kids Fight Obesity

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With childhood obesity rates high, many studies have investigated lifestyle factors that can make a difference — which ones increase the risk and which ones reduce it. Beyond diet, a lack of sleep has been linked to weight gain both […]