MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 — Heavy smokers and those who are obese gain more weight after quitting smoking, a new study finds.
People who quit smoking often put on extra pounds, but the amount of weight gain depends on the individual and can range from…
MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 — When babies come down with whooping cough, the odds are good that a sibling is the source, new research reveals.
That’s a change from years past, when mothers were most often the source. But the shift is not surprising, said…
MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 — All eligible children and health care workers should get flu shots, according to new policy statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
“Parents must consider flu vaccine an essential vaccine for their…
MONDAY, Sept. 7, 2015 — There’s new reason for parents to be concerned about e-cigarettes: nearly one in five kids who uses e-cigarettes may be using the devices to get high, a study finds.
And, parents may not always know it’s happening.
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Cucumbers Recalled Following Salmonella Outbreak
Cucumbers that may be linked to one death and nearly 300 illnesses in 27 states have been…
– Where you inject yourself with insulin matters, since different spots can affect the insulin’s effectiveness.
The American Diabetes Association advises that you:
Understand that areas such as the stomach allow insulin to reach your bloodstream…
– There’s no denying that the taste of food makes it more appealing. But it’s also important to opt for nutrient-rich foods that give our bodies what they need.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these nutrient-rich choices:
SUNDAY, Sept. 6, 2015 — Kids are back to school and back to sports, which inevitably leads to bumps and scrapes and possibly even more serious sports-related injuries.
Doctors in the sports medicine division at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital…
SATURDAY, Sept. 5, 2015 — With the start of the new school year, parents need to remind their children about the importance of hand-washing and how to do it properly, an infectious-disease expert says.
Hand-washing is the best way to prevent many…
FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2015 — People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch “contagious yawning” than those with higher levels of empathy, a new study suggests.
Psychopathic characteristics include being selfish, manipulative, impulsive,…