1 in 5 U.S. Teen Girls Physically or Sexually Abused While Dating

1 in 5 Teen Girls Abused While Dating By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many American teens — both boys and girls — fall prey to physical and sexual abuse while dating, a new survey finds. Among teens who said they dated, one in five girls and one in […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Caregiver Tips

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Tips Your mom or dad has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. While your first feeling may be worry, you can get support to help you guide your parent’s care and manage costs. That way you can make the most of your time together. Several local, national, and online resources can help you […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Caregiver Tips

Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Tips Your mom or dad has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. While your first feeling may be worry, you can get support to help you guide your parent’s care and manage costs. That way you can make the most of your time together. Several local, national, and online resources can help you […]

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1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Preemies With Lung Disease and Secondhand Smoke By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds. The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in children […]

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Health Highlights: March 1, 2015

Health Highlights: March 1, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nearly 1 Billion Teens, Young Adults at Risk for Hearing Loss: WHO At least 1 billion teens and young adults are at risk for hearing loss from too much exposure to loud music, […]

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Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

Hep C Shows Need for Hospital Infection Control By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday. In one case, two New Jersey patients (one […]

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Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Immune System Changes and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be linked to specific changes in a person’s immune system, particularly increased amounts of chemical messengers that regulate immune responses, researchers report. The study adds to growing evidence that chronic fatigue […]

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Ways to Treat Depression That Aren’t Antidepressants

Treating Depression Without Antidepressants Feb. 27, 2015 — There may be hope for hard-to-treat depression as scientists explore novel ways to help people who have the often crippling condition. Recently, a number of studies have suggested the benefits of Botox, ketamine, and certain sometimes-unexpected means of treating depression. “I’m excited in general, and I’m curious,” […]

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5 Things to Do After a Surprise Pregnancy

5 Things to Do After a Surprise Pregnancy An unplanned pregnancy can be quite a shock, but there’s no reason to panic. You’re not alone. Almost half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are surprises. Here are the first five steps you should take.    1. Call your primary care doctor or ob/gyn and make […]

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Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year

Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year Feb. 26, 2015 — It’s no secret this year’s flu shots didn’t work as well as doctors had hoped. But the news got worse Thursday when the CDC revised its estimates of the flu vaccine’s effectiveness downward even further, from 23% to 18%. That means for all ages, […]

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