Medicines Pose Greater Threat to Kids Than Chemicals
FRIDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Most parents these days are
mindful of obvious poisoning risks to their children. They lock up
household cleaners and keep chemicals and pesticides well out of
the reach of youngsters.
Poison Experts Turn Phone Line Into a Lifeline
FRIDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Trained as a registered
nurse to work in emergency rooms and intensive care units, Hugh
Rawls did just that until sidelined a decade ago by a back
Health Tip: Are You Prone to Metabolic Syndrome?
(HealthDay News) -- Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk
factors that are related to being overweight or obese. It increases
the risk of serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease
Health Tip: Recognizing Hypothyroidism
(HealthDay News) -- The thyroid gland, found in the front of the
neck just below the voicebox, produces a vital hormone that helps
control your body's metabolism. When it doesn't produce enough of
this hormone, the condition is called hypothyroidism.
Aggressive Kids With ADHD May Not Need Antipsychotic Meds
FRIDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- More and more children with
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who act out
aggressively are being given antipsychotic drugs in addition to
stimulant medications to help control their volatile outbursts.
Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot
FRIDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- As flu season approaches, a
coalition of the nation's largest public health organizations are
highlighting the need for pregnant women to protect themselves and
their babies by getting immunized.
Discrimination Can Hurt Teens, Body and Soul
FRIDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Discrimination experienced
by U.S. teens from Latin American and Asian backgrounds can affect
their grades and health, and is associated with depression,
distress and reduced self-esteem, a new study has found.
More Evidence That Glucosamine, Chondroitin Won't Help Ailing Joints
THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Although millions take
supplements containing glucosamine and chondroitin to relieve the
pain of osteoarthritis in their hips and knees, there is no
evidence that these supplements have any healing effect, finds a
new analysis of large-scale studies.
Three Cardiac Resynchronization Defibrillators Approved for New Use
FRIDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has approved a new use for three cardiac
resychronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) to treat people
with a heart abnormality called left bundle branch block who also
have mild cases of heart failure or heart failure with no