Banned Pregnancy Drug Linked to ADHD Generations Later

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnancy drug that has been banned for decades may increase the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) generations later, new research suggests. The study found that the grandchildren…

Can the Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Smog-Related Deaths?

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Mediterranean diet has long been lauded as a heart-healthy eating plan that can add years to your life. Now, a new study suggests the diet could help protect against the harmful effects of air…

Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin' Easy

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Adding more grapes and berries to your diet is a tasty way to give your lung health a boost, new research suggests. Folks who ate the most foods with a particular type of flavonoid, called anthocyanins,…

Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns. The finding highlights yet another damaging health effect of obesity. Low…

Overdoses on ADHD Drugs May Be Rising

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. kids accidentally or intentionally overdosing on ADHD medications may be on the rise, a new study suggests. Researchers found that between 2000 and 2011, there was a 71 percent increase…

Race May Play Role in Kids' Suicide Risk

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's generally assumed that suicide is more common among white kids in the United States than their black peers. But that's not the case among 5- to 12-year-olds, new research shows. Black children…

Screening May Miss Signs of Autism, Especially in Girls: Study

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An important checklist used to screen for autism can miss subtle clues in some children, delaying their eventual diagnosis. Researchers found that the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, or…

Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising may keep you young at heart. Researchers found that people who make regular exercise a lifelong habit appear to slow the aging of their heart and blood vessels. The finding stems from a…

Are You a Procrastinator? Then Read This. Now!

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Do you put off until tomorrow things you should do today? Or tell yourself that you work better "under pressure"? If you're a procrastinator, you're probably a master at making excuses rather than…

Many Parents Say Restaurant Fare Has Made Kids Sick: Poll

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- American moms and dads work hard to prevent food poisoning at home, but 10 percent say their kids have gotten sick after eating bad food elsewhere. In a new poll by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at…

Wanna Look Cool? Give Smiling a Shot

SUNDAY, May 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to look cool, try smiling, researchers suggest. Their advice counters the popular belief that showing no expression is the way to be cool. The University of Arizona researchers asked…

Summer Camp Bummer: Smartphones, Not Bugs

SATURDAY, May 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Along with flashlights, sleeping bags and bug repellent, many kids will take a smartphone to camp this summer. But this could ruin their camp experience, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed…