Want to Give Your Memory a Boost?

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Whether you're studying for an important exam or learning a new language, there's more proof that nonstop cramming sessions may not translate into the long-term memory retention you want. Memory…

Hookahs Hooking Lots of Young Adults on Tobacco

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- While much attention has been paid to the dangers of e-cigarette use among teens, new research shows that more than half of all tobacco smoked by young people comes from hookahs. The researchers…

Medical Marijuana Ads May Spur Teen Pot Use

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who watch more medical marijuana ads are more likely to smoke pot themselves, new research indicates. "Our findings suggest that increased exposure to medical marijuana advertising is associated…

Could Nonprofit Drug Companies Cut Sky-High Prices?

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Generic prescription drugs should be cheap, but prices for some have soared in the United States in recent years. Now a group of U.S. hospitals thinks it has a solution: a nonprofit drug maker. Earlier…

Men May Gain More From Cancer Immunotherapy

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Male cancer patients seem to fare significantly better following immunotherapy treatment than female patients, new research indicates. "Both sex and gender can potentially affect the strength of…

More Cases in Lettuce-Linked E. Coli Outbreak, But End May Be Near

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-three more illnesses caused by an E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce were reported by U.S. health officials on Wednesday. That brings the total number of cases to 172, the U.S.…

Organs From Opioid OD Victims Are Saving Lives: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Another study finds that organ donations from Americans who have died from an opioid overdose have risen dramatically in the past two decades. "We were surprised to learn that almost all of the…

Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 2 percent of the 7 million Americans who are or once were heavy smokers get screened for lung cancer, new research shows. "Our analysis reveals a markedly low and inadequate rate of lung…

Low Dose of CBD Oil Eases Epilepsy Seizures: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Less appears to be more when it comes to treating epilepsy with the marijuana extract cannabidiol, a new clinical trial suggests. Patients taking a 10-milligram (mg) daily dose of pharmaceutical…

Breast Cancer Patients May Shorten Herceptin Regimen: Study

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For years, the drug Herceptin has helped women with an aggressive form of breast cancer beat the disease. But there's one downside: In a minority of cases, the drug can trigger heart damage. Now,…

Better Diet, Bigger Brain?

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You go to the gym to make your muscles bigger, but what if you want to bulk up your brain to help you stay sharp? New research suggests you might want to head to the produce aisle. People who…

After 'Mini-Stroke,' Drug Combo Could Help Cut Odds for Major Attack

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A dual-drug approach after a "mini-stroke" might maximize a person's odds of avoiding a more major stroke in the months after, research shows. Minor strokes and events known as "transient ischemic…