Posted by
Opioid Overdose Deaths Triple Among Teens, Kids

Opioid Overdose Deaths Triple Among Teens, Kids

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In the past two decades, opioid overdose death rates among U.S. kids and teens have tripled, a new study shows. Young children have either died from accidental ingestion of narcotics or from intentional poisoning. Meanwhile, teens have died from unintentional […]

Posted by
Could a Little Drinking Help Those With Heart Failure?

Could a Little Drinking Help Those With Heart Failure?

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that an occasional drink won’t harm, and might even help seniors with heart failure. Heart failure patients who drank in moderation — a drink a day for women, two for men — had an average survival that was a year longer […]

Posted by
Alcohol May Be Sabotaging Your Diet

Alcohol May Be Sabotaging Your Diet

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News MONDAY, Dec. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Alcohol. It’s a fixture at New Year’s parties, but it’s also is a calorie guzzler — one drink can eat up 10 percent or more of a dieter’s daily allotment, depending on how fanciful the beverage is. And […]

Posted by
Can You Predict Your Common Cold Risk?

Can You Predict Your Common Cold Risk?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — How highly you rate your health could predict how likely you are to catch a cold — and, even more important, how healthy you’ll be in later years. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh asked 360 healthy adults […]

Posted by
Health Tip: What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Health Tip: What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

(HealthDay News) — PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is a relatively new treatment for pain, the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine says. Latest Chronic Pain News It has shown promise, the association says, for treating ailments including osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip and spine; rotator cuff tears; chronic plantar fasciitis; and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) […]

Posted by
Advice for Battling Opioid Addiction

Advice for Battling Opioid Addiction

Latest Chronic Pain News SATURDAY, Dec. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the United States continues to struggle with its unprecedented opioid crisis, an expert says all Americans need to take action to prevent addiction and help those in need. There were an estimated 72,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2017, according […]

Posted by
Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits?

Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits?

New research finds that magnesium may hold the key to understanding how vitamin D levels relate to health and disease. A recent study investigates the importance of magnesium in vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has enjoyed something of a celebrity status, receiving praise for a multitude of health benefits. […]

Posted by
How coffee might protect against Parkinson’s

How coffee might protect against Parkinson’s

Coffee is thought to protect the brain against Parkinson’s disease. A recent study investigates which compounds might give coffee its neuroprotective powers. The findings may eventually lead to innovative new treatments. Understanding how coffee protects the brain could give Parkinson’s drug discovery a boost. More than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the […]