Health Tip: You May Have Seasonal Affective Disorder
(HealthDay News) -- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is
characterized by a series of mood changes that appear year after
year as the seasons change -- most often as the weather gets
Health Tip: Is Organic Better?
(HealthDay News) -- Foods that bear the label "organic" must
meet standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, chiefly
that they must be grown without the use of chemicals or
Brown Eyes Beat Blue Ones for 'Trustworthiness': Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People with brown eyes are
generally considered more trustworthy than those with blue eyes, a
new study suggests.
Fans of Reality Beauty Shows Twice as Likely to Tan: Study
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People who tune in to
reality beauty shows on television are much more likely to use
tanning lamps and to tan outdoors than those who don't watch such
shows, a new study finds.
Survey Refutes 'Loner' Stereotype of Video Gamers
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey challenges
the notion that avid video gamers are antisocial loners. On the
contrary, the findings suggest that gaming is actually a way to
stay connected with friends and strengthen, rather than weaken,
Boredom at Work Can Spur Creativity, Studies Find
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Being bored at work may
boost some people's creativity because it gives them time to
daydream, new research suggests.
Fewer U.S. Patients Getting Weight Counseling From Doctors
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the fact that an
increasing number of Americans are overweight and obese, there's
been a decrease in weight counseling offered by primary care
doctors, according to a new study.
Technique IDs Deadliest Whooping Cough Cases
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Taking early and repeated
white blood cell counts is vital in diagnosing whooping cough
(pertussis) in infants and identifying which of them have the
highest risk of dying from the respiratory infection, according to
a new study.
U.S. Efforts to Boost Number of Primary Care Doctors Have Failed
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Amid signs of a growing
shortage of primary care physicians in the United States, a new
study shows that the majority of newly minted doctors continues to
gravitate toward training positions in high-income specialties in
FDA Urges Studies on Safer Formulations of Narcotic Painkillers
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- As part of an effort to
control the misuse of prescription narcotic painkillers, the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration is calling on drug makers to study
formulations of the medications that would deter people from
Health Highlights: Jan. 10, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Prescription Painkillers Trail Only Marijuana in Abuse Rates, Report Shows
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription painkillers
are second only to marijuana when it comes to drug abuse, a new
government report claims.
Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- With the United States in
the throes of one of the worst flu outbreaks in years, health-care
experts say there are ways you can fight back and protect yourself
from the virus.