THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 — High school athletes may be getting the message that cigarettes are bad for their health, but the same can’t be said for smokeless tobacco, a new government report shows.
In fact, these young athletes were almost 80…
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 — Prisoners with mental and substance-use disorders are more likely to commit violent crimes after their release than other inmates, a new study reveals.
One in seven prisoners has a psychotic illness or major depression,…
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 — Early antiviral treatment for seniors with severe cases of the flu may shorten their hospital stay and reduce the need for extended care after discharge, a new government study finds.
“Flu can be extremely serious in older…
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 — Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange have a more than doubled risk of developing abnormal blood cells that can become cancerous, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that U.S. Air Force vets who conducted aerial…
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 — Using tiny but powerful bursts of electricity to make holes in pancreatic cancer cells may improve survival rates for some patients, new research suggests.
Using zaps of electricity in certain patients can “nearly double…
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 — Almost a third of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were diagnosed before the age of 6, even though there aren’t many valid tests to support diagnosis in children that young, a new federal…
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 — A needle-exchange program in Washington, D.C., has prevented hundreds of new HIV infections, a new study suggests.
The program for injection drug users was launched in 2007, and it prevented an estimated 120 new cases of…
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– If your feet tilt inward or you have foot pain for another reason, shoe inserts may help tame discomfort.
The American Podiatric Medical Association says types of shoe inserts include:
Arch supports to help counter high or low arches.
– If your child tends to prefer junk food over healthier fare, there are ways to break the habit.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises:
Don’t overdo restricting favored treats, as this can trigger over-indulging.
If there’s a food you…