Fatigue Fuels Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When a teen athlete is tired, their risk of suffering a common knee injury rises, a new study suggests. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the thighbone to the shinbone, at the knee. When…

Teens Sneaking Juul E-Cig Into Classrooms

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Parents, if you want to find out whether your teenagers are "juuling" in school, you might consider checking their Twitter accounts. That's what California researchers did, and after sifting through…

Few Women Who Freeze Eggs Use Them for a Pregnancy Later

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than 10 percent of older women who freeze some of their eggs as insurance against age-related declines in fertility eventually use them to try to get pregnant, new research shows. The study…

To Fight Childhood Obesity, Moms to the Rescue

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Moms can play a big role in combating America's childhood obesity epidemic, researchers contend. The key: kids are less likely to be obese if their mothers follow five healthy habits, according…

Fireworks Are Hard on Your Hearing

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your hearing can take a beating during Fourth of July fireworks. So don't forget hearing protection when you go to fireworks displays this holiday, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) says. Noise…

Don't Get Burned by Fireworks on the 4th

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Backyard fireworks and sparklers are a Fourth of July staple. They can be fun, but also dangerous, health experts warn. Knowing how to set them off safely can prevent a celebration from becoming…

How to Start Exercising When You're Out of Shape

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though you may face challenges if you're carrying excess weight or haven't been active in a long time, you can still get fit and gain all the benefits that exercise has to offer. The easiest way…

Paints, Solvents Tied to Big Rise in MS Risk for Some Smokers

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A triple whammy of genetics, smoking, and exposure to paints and solvents at work puts a person at extremely high risk of developing multiple sclerosis, Swedish researchers report. On its own, any…

Did Folic Acid Supplementation in Foods Lead to Less Psychosis in Kids?

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Investigators say they've found an unanticipated but welcome twist in a decades-long effort to reduce birth defects by boosting folate levels among pregnant women. Beyond protecting against serious…

Warming Climate, More AC -- and More Unhealthy Smog Ahead

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As global warming heats up the planet, billions of people will need more air conditioning. And that could bring an uptick in serious health problems, a new study predicts. The research estimates…

'Fish Pedicure' Caused One Woman's Toenails to Stop Growing

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City woman who got a trendy "fish pedicure" may have lost a little more than the dead skin on her feet -- she may have lost her toenails, too. So finds a case report published July 3 in…

Is the Pap Smear On the Way Out?

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Pap test, used for over 50 years to spot the early signs of cervical cancer, may soon become a thing of the past, new research suggests. Its replacement? The human papillomavirus (HPV) test. Nearly…