Why You Should Unwind After a Tough Day at Work

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After dealing with nasty co-workers or a rude boss all day, try doing something to unwind. It can help you sleep better, a new study suggests. "Sleep quality is crucial because sleep plays a major…

Most U.S. Adults Support More Mental Health Services for Kids

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A vast majority of U.S. adults believe children should receive more mental health support, new research reveals. Nearly nine out of 10 adults favor more mental health treatment and prevention programs…

Tobacco Companies Must Put New Warnings on Packaging, Court Says

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco companies have been given deadlines to come clean on their cigarette packaging and websites about the health dangers of their products and their efforts to mislead the public about those risks,…

U.S. Illnesses Tied to Ticks, Mosquitoes Are Soaring

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Diseases transmitted by biting insects -- ticks and mosquitoes in particular -- have more than tripled in the United States over the past decade, a new federal government report shows. These pests…

AHA: Blood Test Could Offer Life-and-Death Clues for Black Diabetics

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Testing blood for a biological marker called suPAR could help better assess the risk of death among black Americans with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. SuPAR, or soluble urokinase…

Fentanyl Now Drives Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S.

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Overdose deaths involving dangerous synthetic opioids like fentanyl have skyrocketed in recent years, surpassing deaths from prescription painkillers, a new U.S. study reveals. Synthetic opioids --…

FDA Cracks Down on Dangerous E-Cig Liquids That Resemble Cookies, Candy

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned the makers of e-cigarette liquids that are packaged to look like juice boxes, candies and cookies to stop selling their products. The action,…

AHA: Blood Pressure Readings Often Higher Outside Doctor's Office

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Blood pressure readings taken outside of the doctor's office often read higher than those in the office, a new study says. Spanish researchers found that 39 percent of people who had normal…

Speed of Heart Attack Treatment Can Vary by State

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients get their blocked heart arteries opened faster if they live in states where they can be taken directly to hospitals that perform the specialized procedure, a new study shows. Not…

Even Living Near a Farm Might Help Prevent Allergies

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While allergists have long known that farm life helps prevent allergies in kids, new research shows the benefit might even extend to adults who live near a farm. The findings "are indicative of potentially…

Nearby Lightning Shut Down a Woman's Brain Implant

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A European woman who needed an implanted brain device got an unwelcome side effect during a storm: Nearby lightning switched the device off. Experts say the phenomenon is likely rare, and the deep…

U.S. Air Quality Improvements Are Lagging

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After decades of progress, the United States has seen a slowdown in reductions of two major air pollutants, a new study finds. Researchers found that levels of nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide --…