More Teens Dying, With Drugs and Violence to Blame

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A perfect storm of murder, addiction and carelessness has fueled a recent and troubling increase in deaths among U.S. children and teens, a new government report shows. The total death rate for those…

Walk Briskly to a Longer Life

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might want to pick up the pace when you head out for a stroll, suggests a new study that found that doing so may lengthen your life. In fact, compared with a slow pace, walking at an average pace…

A Nasty Germ That Can Lurk in Favorite Foods

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Recalls of assorted foods and different brands of ice cream over the past few years have put a spotlight on the germ known as listeria. And though many of these cases happened during manufacturing,…

Vitamin D May Lower Miscarriage Risk

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've had a miscarriage are more likely to get pregnant and have a baby if they have adequate levels of vitamin D, new research indicates. "Our findings suggest that vitamin D may play a protective…

Asthmatic Teens Even More Likely to Vape Than Those Without the Illness

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Perhaps assuming that e-cigarettes are "safer" than tobacco, teens with asthma now vape at higher rates than those without the respiratory condition, new research shows. However, "the use of products…

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Not Getting Needed Mammograms

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer, women still need regular screening. But many of them, especially black women, aren't getting the mammograms they need, a new study finds. It's essential…

AHA: Health Concerns Haunt Puerto Rico as New Hurricane Season Begins

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Hospitals and clinics in Puerto Rico are still dealing with the massive destruction Hurricane Maria left throughout the island last year. Yet even as the recovery continues -- and as…

Shorter Thanksgiving Dinners After Trump Election: Study

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Thanks to divisive politics, Thanksgiving dinner got shorter after President Donald Trump's election, a new study suggests. Americans shaved 30 to 50 minutes off the annual holiday gathering in…

Pot, Opioids Now Rival Alcohol as Factor in Driver Deaths

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Pot and opioids have become almost as deadly as booze for drivers, a new report shows. Forty-four percent of drivers killed in crashes tested positive for drugs in 2016, up from 28 percent 10 years…

Dogs Chase Gulls, Keep Beaches Clean

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Can dogs help keep nasty bacteria off the beaches? A new study suggests it's possible: E. coli spread by seagull droppings prompts beach closings, but dog patrols that chased the birds away did…

Who Are America's Cohabiting Couples?

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For many people, marriage is the next logical step after you've dated for a while and believe you've found "the one." But new research shows that a lot of Americans don't see marriage as the only choice. Researchers…

Many Poor Women Miss Out on Folic Acid Supplements During Pregnancy

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even though folic acid supplements are known to lower the risk of birth defects, poorer women rarely take them before or during pregnancy, a new study shows. "The findings are concerning because…