Health Tip: Is Organic Better?
(HealthDay News) -- Foods that bear the label "organic" must
meet standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, chiefly
that they must be grown without the use of chemicals or
Survey Refutes 'Loner' Stereotype of Video Gamers
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey challenges
the notion that avid video gamers are antisocial loners. On the
contrary, the findings suggest that gaming is actually a way to
stay connected with friends and strengthen, rather than weaken,
Technique IDs Deadliest Whooping Cough Cases
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Taking early and repeated
white blood cell counts is vital in diagnosing whooping cough
(pertussis) in infants and identifying which of them have the
highest risk of dying from the respiratory infection, according to
a new study.
U.S. Efforts to Boost Number of Primary Care Doctors Have Failed
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Amid signs of a growing
shortage of primary care physicians in the United States, a new
study shows that the majority of newly minted doctors continues to
gravitate toward training positions in high-income specialties in
FDA Urges Studies on Safer Formulations of Narcotic Painkillers
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- As part of an effort to
control the misuse of prescription narcotic painkillers, the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration is calling on drug makers to study
formulations of the medications that would deter people from
Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- With the United States in
the throes of one of the worst flu outbreaks in years, health-care
experts say there are ways you can fight back and protect yourself
from the virus.