Toxins in E-Cigarettes May Vary by Flavor

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The flavor you choose for your e-cigarette liquid may determine how many toxins you inhale, new research suggests. Those toxins -- called free radicals -- are linked to cancer, heart disease, inflammation…

What You Need to Know About Fever in Adults

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to a fever, what's true for kids isn't necessarily so for adults. Even a slight temperature in a child warrants a call to the doctor. That's not the case, though, for most fevers in…

Fewer U.S. Kids Are Getting Cavities

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. kids are plagued by tooth cavities compared to just a few years ago, but income disparities persist, according to a new U.S. government study. Researchers found that in 2015-2016, about…

Spring Sneezin' Season Has Sprung

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from allergies, you already know that pollen is in the air -- even in the parts of the United States with unseasonably cool temperatures. So what kind of allergy season can we expect…

Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although the opioid epidemic continues to rage in America, promising new data show that first-time opioid painkiller prescription rates have slowed in recent years. The researchers also discovered…

Tough Times Can Leave Their Mark on the Older Brain

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Divorce, death in the family, money troubles and serious health problems don't just stress you out -- these negative life events may actually accelerate the aging of your brain, new research suggests.…

The Traits That Hike High School Dropout Risk

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The reasons students quit high school are complex, but aggression and weak study skills are two key factors, a new study finds. Researchers followed 620 students in Georgia from grades 6 to 12.…

AHA: Florida Lifeguards Helped Save Man's Life After Cardiac Arrest

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- For J.R. Bourne, a day at the beach rekindles good and bad memories. It's the place where the Jacksonville Beach, Florida, resident died and was brought back to life thanks to fast-thinking…

Philly's Soda Tax Is Working, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Philadelphia's "soda" tax seems to be getting the results city officials wanted. New research shows that since the city began taxing sodas, energy drinks and other sweetened beverages on Jan. 1,…

Is Your Waiter Stoned? Study Finds Pot Use Highest Among Restaurant Workers

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey of workers in pot-friendly Colorado finds the food service industry is the most likely to have employees who use marijuana. The study used 2014-2015 survey data involving more than…

Want to Help Beat Colon Cancer? Live Healthy

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1.3 million Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer, but new research suggests that adopting a healthy lifestyle goes a long way toward boosting survival. The study followed nearly…

FDA Approves AI Device to Spot Diabetic Eye Disease

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial intelligence software that can detect diabetes-related damage to the retina -- called diabetic retinopathy -- has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The IDx-DR program…