Spike Seen in Kids' Eye Injuries From BB, Paintball Guns

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While BB and paintball guns may seem like harmless child's play, new research shows eye injuries among kids using them have shot up nearly 170 percent since 1990. "These injuries happen in an instant,…

For Poorer Americans, Stress Brings Worse Health

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that will surprise few, new research shows that minorities and the poor suffer more stress than their wealthy, white peers. That additional psychic burden may translate into poorer mental…

Annual Flu Shots Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The current flu season is shaping up to be a nasty one, but there's good news for American seniors who've gotten their flu shot. New research shows that for older adults, faithfully getting the…

Weight-Loss Surgery Is Good for Obese Teens' Hearts

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese teens who undergo bariatric surgery to lose weight end up lowering their heart disease risk down the road, new research indicates. For the study, researchers tracked 242 adolescents…

Poor Credit Scores, Poor Health

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You know that poor lifestyle choices today can affect your health tomorrow. But according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, there's another surprising predictor…

Poor Credit Scores, Poor Health

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You know that poor lifestyle choices today can affect your health tomorrow. But according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, there's another surprising predictor…

Respiratory Virus Lurks as Wintertime Worry

SUNDAY, Jan. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A common respiratory virus that circulates in winter can pose a serious threat to children, an expert warns. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) "is the most important respiratory virus of infants…

Respiratory Virus Lurks as Wintertime Worry

SUNDAY, Jan. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A common respiratory virus that circulates in winter can pose a serious threat to children, an expert warns. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) "is the most important respiratory virus of infants…

How to Get Your Health on Track for 2018

SATURDAY, Jan. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For those still open to adding to their list of New Year's resolutions, the American Medical Association (AMA) is offering its top 10 healthy suggestions. First, Americans should make an effort…

How to Get Your Health on Track for 2018

SATURDAY, Jan. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For those still open to adding to their list of New Year's resolutions, the American Medical Association (AMA) is offering its top 10 healthy suggestions. First, Americans should make an effort…

Beware Carbon Monoxide Dangers When Cold Weather Strikes

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As temperatures plummet across the northern half of the United States this weekend, gas heating use goes up. So does the risk for accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. That's because carbon monoxide…

Beware Carbon Monoxide Dangers When Cold Weather Strikes

FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As temperatures plummet across the northern half of the United States this weekend, gas heating use goes up. So does the risk for accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. That's because carbon monoxide…