TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 — Are you a sugary soda junkie? If you’re ready to kick the habit, know that the answer isn’t diet sodas.
Following up on research that calls the safety of these artificially sweetened drinks into question is a February…
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 — After-school activities help develop social skills and talent, but a new report finds that many kids are priced out of participating.
In fact, for 1 in 6 middle and high school students, costs are the prime reason for not…
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Third of Uninsured Skimp on Meds to Save Money
High drug prices prompt about one-third of uninsured American adults to not take their medicines…
– Marijuana is a commonly used psychoactive drug among young people in the United States.
More than 11 million young adults ages 18 to 25 used marijuana in 2015, the National Institute of Drug Abuse says. The illicit drug contains the mind-altering…
– Treating acne scars starts by consulting a dermatologist.
To get the most out of the consultation, the American Academy of Dermatology suggests answering these questions before seeing a doctor:
Why do I want to treat my scars?
How do I want to…
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 — For women who need relief from bladder control problems, behavioral therapies are a better bet than medication, a new research review finds.
In an analysis of 84 clinical trials, researchers found that overall, women were…
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 — Scientists have developed a way to grow live bone using a rib and a 3-D mold in animal studies, and they say their technique could offer a new way to treat severe head and facial injuries.
The technique was tested in sheep….
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 — Having a twin brother could put a woman at a lasting disadvantage, and exposure to his testosterone before birth may play a role, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data on 13,800 twin births in Norway between 1967…
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 — Shortfalls in HIV testing and treatment are hampering efforts to stop new infections of the AIDS-causing virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
“We have the tools to end the HIV…
MONDAY, March 18, 2019 — U.S. emergency departments are seeing a surge in the number of kids and teens seeking help for mental health problems, new research warns.
Between 2011 and 2015 alone, there was a 28 percent jump in psychiatric visits among…