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Best Treatment for Kids' ADHD Is Therapy For Parents
The best treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in young kids is therapy - for the parents - federal health experts said Tuesday. Tue, 03 May 2016 22:39:00 GMT
The U.S. Is Not Ready for Zika, Experts Agree
Zika virus is going to start spreading in the U.S. and the country's not ready for it, experts said Tuesday. Tue, 03 May 2016 23:15:00 GMT
Abstinence Programs Don't Stop HIV, Study Finds
The U.S. funds abstinence and faithfulness education in sub-Saharan Africa to prevent HIV transmission, but a new study suggests the investment doesn' Tue, 03 May 2016 23:11:22 GMT
A Third of Antibiotic Prescriptions are Just Wrong
Nearly a third of all prescriptions written for antibiotics are just not needed, according to a new report issued Tuesday. Tue, 03 May 2016 18:14:00 GMT
Fact-Check: Can Talcum Powder Really Cause Cancer?
Johnson & Johnson lost a second lawsuit when a Missouri jury ordered the company to pay $55 million to a woman with ovarian cancer. Tue, 03 May 2016 16:44:47 GMT
Half of All Teens Say They're Addicted to Their Phones
The report from Common Sense Media, which studies children's use of technology, is based on a survey of more than 1,200 teenagers and parents. Tue, 03 May 2016 14:13:00 GMT
Can't Sleep? New Study Says Try Therapy, Not Pills
People with insomnia should try counseling before they turn to pills, which often carry dangerous side-effects, a doctors' group advised Monday. Tue, 03 May 2016 06:15:00 GMT
Trauma on the Monkey Bars? Playground Concussions on Rise
Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:34:00 GMT
This Dad Is Melting Thousands of Crayons for Sick Kids
Brian Ware collects thousands of used crayons, which he then melts down and reshapes into new crayons for children at local hospitals. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:02:00 GMT
You Can Pass Your Bad Childhood to Your Kids
Beating, yelling and neglect can be passed from one generation to the next, but parents are often willing to break the cycle of abuse if they can. Mon, 02 May 2016 20:21:00 GMT
FDA Looks at Opioid Training for Doctors
The FDA reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses. Mon, 02 May 2016 13:10:00 GMT
How to Protect Yourself From Melanoma
It's "Melanoma Monday" time to check yourself. But there's one big spot people often miss. Mon, 02 May 2016 11:56:40 GMT
Test Your Risk of Skin Cancer With This Quiz
There are various risk factors for different types of skin cancer, but some people have increased risk if their skin burns easily Mon, 02 May 2016 11:53:55 GMT
Hospital Fights Opioid Addiction With Holistic Healing
The emergency room at one New Jersey hospital is trying to avoid giving out potentially addictive prescription drugs. Mon, 02 May 2016 06:40:41 GMT
Zika Virus Birth Defects May Be 'Tip of the Iceberg'
The explosion of birth defects linked to the Zika virus may be just the "tip of the iceberg," experts said Sunday. But they have some good news, too. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:57:00 GMT
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