Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The overall health of Americans isn't improving much, with about six in 10 people either overweight or obese and large numbers engaging in unhealthy behaviors like smoking, heavy drinking or not exercising, a new government report shows.
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The monstrous tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday, killing dozens of adults and children, is a stunning example of violent weather that can affect a child's mental well-being.
Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Help Those With COPD
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of Americans, many of them smokers or ex-smokers, suffer from the lung condition known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Now a new study finds that patients placed on the common antibiotic azithromycin may be able to cut down on hospitalizations due to flare-ups of the disease.
Health Tip: Possible Causes of Dry Eye
(HealthDay News) -- You produce tears to help keep your eyes
moist and protected from irritants. But dry eye can make your eyes
vulnerable and uncomfortable.
Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Long-acting inhaled medications used by millions of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may raise the risk of cardiovascular complications among older patients, a new large Canadian study reveals.
Weekend 'Catch-Up' Sleep May Cut Young Drivers' Crash Risk
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Young drivers who get behind the wheel while drowsy run a higher risk of getting into car crashes, but Australian researchers have found that not catching up on missed sleep on weekends puts them in even greater danger of having an accident at night.
Sports May Be OK With Defibrillator, Study Says
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Although people with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are often advised to avoid activities more strenuous than golf or bowling, new research suggests that many people with these heart devices can participate in more vigorous sports.
Favorite Music May Ease Anxiety in ICU Patients
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Music can help soothe the
fear and anxiety of critically ill patients who have been placed on
ventilators, reducing both their stress and their need for
sedatives, according to a new study.