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Many Americans Sleep More in Winter

Many Americans Sleep More in Winter

Latest Sleep News SATURDAY, Jan. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Like the mighty grizzly bear that hibernates in winter, many people spend more time sleeping during this cold, dark season, a new survey reveals. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), 34% of Americans say they sleep more in winter, compared with 10% […]

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Skin Tag vs. Mole

Skin Tag vs. Mole

What causes skin tags and moles? Skin Tags The medical term for skin tag is acrochordon. Other synonyms that have sometimes been used to refer to skin tags include soft warts, soft fibromas, fibroepithelial polyps (FEP), fibroma pendulans, and pedunculated fibroma. Skin tags can occur in anyone but tend to increase in frequency as we […]

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Can Pot Bring on Psychosis in Young Users? It May Be Happening, Experts Say

Can Pot Bring on Psychosis in Young Users? It May Be Happening, Experts Say

Latest Mental Health News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The idea of marijuana causing a psychotic breakdown sounds like something out of the camp film classic “Reefer Madness,” but many experts argue it’s not that far-fetched. As legalization of recreational marijuana spreads across the United States, more people are […]

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Obamacare May Have Prevented Many Opioid-Related Deaths

Obamacare May Have Prevented Many Opioid-Related Deaths

Latest Mental Health News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Medicaid expansion brought in by Obamacare may have prevented thousands of deaths from opioid overdoses, a new study suggests. Researchers found that in U.S. states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, fatal opioid overdoses dipped […]

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China Reports First Death in Coronavirus Outbreak

China Reports First Death in Coronavirus Outbreak

Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The first death in an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus was announced Saturday by officials in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. As of Friday, there were 41 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus, and seven people were in critical […]