Marijuana Doesn't Seem to Harm the Kidneys

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As marijuana use has increased in the United States in recent years, medical experts and users alike have wondered about its health effects. Now, a new study finds there's no link between marijuana…

Many Americans Think Docs Order Too Many Tests, Meds

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Few older Americans believe ordering more tests and drugs is the way to better health care, a new survey finds. Of the more than 2,000 respondents aged 50 to 80, just 14 percent thought that "more…

Primary Care Doctors Loosen Type 2 Diabetes Goals

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued new guidance on managing type 2 diabetes -- including relaxing the long-term blood sugar target called hemoglobin A1C. The A1C is a blood test…

Affection Trumps Aggression in Kids

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is your toddler always kicking and screaming? There's a reason for much of it. Physical aggression, like pushing and hitting, is part of the learning process. This typically lasts from about one-and-a-half…

Surgeons Safely Transplant Kidneys From Donors With Hep C

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In what could be a breakthrough in the world of organ transplants, Johns Hopkins researchers have taken kidneys from people infected with hepatitis C and safely transplanted them without transmitting…

If Your Mom Was Big on Dieting, Your Kids May Pay the Price

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your parents pushed you to diet as a teen, chances are you will do the same to your own children. New research suggests that when parents focus on a teen's diet, it creates an unhealthy cycle…

Undernourished Kids May Face Hearing Problems Later On

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor nutrition in early childhood may make hearing loss more likely in adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health tested the hearing of more than 2,200…

Smoking Bans May Not Rid Casinos of Smoke

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Toxic residue from smoking remains on surfaces inside a casino for months after smoking has been banned there, a new study has found. "Casinos are unusual environments because of the amount of smoking…

Look to Sports, Not Video Games, to Boost Driving Skills

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Enrolling your children in organized sports might help them when they start driving, a new study suggests. Playing video games? Not so much. For the study, researchers analyzed data from instructors…

High Cholesterol Tied to Better Brain Health in Those Over 85

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a seemingly counterintuitive finding, new research suggests that high cholesterol is associated with a reduced risk of mental decline in the elderly. People aged 85 to 94 with good brain function…

Hip-Hop Music Blamed for Encouraging Drug Use

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hip-hop music may be influencing black Americans to try the street drug molly, a new study suggests. Molly -- the powder or crystal form of ecstasy -- is a stimulant and hallucinogenic. University…

Don't Count on Healthy Foods to Blunt Salt's Harm

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An otherwise healthy diet isn't going to offset damage to your heart from too much salt, a new study suggests. "Our latest findings show that the adverse relation of salt intake to blood pressure…