Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 teens admits to
using a prescription stimulant or amphetamine to boost their
performance in school, but most parents aren't aware of the scope
of the problem, a new study finds.
Obese Patients May Be More Prone to 'Doctor Shopping'
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that people
who are overweight or obese are more likely to engage in "doctor
shopping" -- repeatedly changing their primary care physician.
Health Tip: Using a Humidifier?
(HealthDay News) -- Running a humidifier during the dry months
may help moisturize sinus passages, but it can cause problems for
those with allergies.
Health Tip: Encourage Safe Exploring Outdoors
(HealthDay News) -- Exploring the great outdoors helps toddlers
learn about the world around them, but it's important to create a
safe environment without the risk of injury.
Flip-Flops May Put You on Path to Foot Trouble
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- From poolside to an evening
out on the town, for many people, flip-flops have become a summer
staple. This popular style of footwear, however, may not be the
best choice for every situation, an expert warns.
For Kids With Autism, a Day at the Races With NASCAR
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- In one key way, Brandon
Brooking is like millions of other 16-year-old American boys: He
Experimental Drugs Show Promise Against Prostate Cancer
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a
new class of drugs that show promise for treating advanced prostate
cancer. The drugs, known as peptidomimetics, interfere with the
signaling necessary for prostate cancer cells to grow, according to
a new study.
Research Shows How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin activates specific
areas of the brain in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD), mimicking the brain activity of children without
the condition, a new review says.
Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are bullied in
elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in
self-harm by the time they are teenagers, according to a new
Doubling Tamiflu Dose for Severe Flu Doesn't Help: Study
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- People with a severe case
of the flu don't benefit from taking double doses of the antiviral
drug Tamiflu, according to a new study conducted in Southeast
Smaller Isn't Always Sexier for the Female Foot
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Dainty, small feet have long
been presumed the ideal for females across much of the world, but a
tribe living in northern Sumatra in Indonesia beg to differ.
Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- You're jogging at a steady
pace, enjoying your favorite music through your headphones. Your
breath is short and your heart is pumping. Your legs feel like they
couldn't carry you any faster.
Medicare Solvent 2 Years Longer Than Expected: Report
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- The trust fund that finances
Medicare's hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until
2026, two years longer than had been predicted previously,
according to a new report from the Medicare Trustees.