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April 01, 2013

Health Tip: Don't Overdo the Caffeine

(HealthDay News) -- Young people may be tempted to use caffeine to get through a long, busy day.

Health Tip: Tackling Family Dinners

(HealthDay News) -- Putting a healthy dinner on the table for your family each night can be a daunting task.

When Breast Cancer Spreads to Lungs, Surgery May Increase Survival

MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with breast cancer that has spread to the lungs may live longer if they have surgery to remove the lung tumors, a new study from Germany suggests.

Parent-Focused Classes May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD

MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Parent behavior training is an effective and well-studied intervention for preschoolers at risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review shows.

Parents Will Push for Medication, Even If Doc Says Not Needed

MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- When doctors use quick-and-easy disease labels to sum up symptoms of concern in an otherwise healthy infant, parents are more apt to want to treat their child with some type of medication, even if they're told that drugs won't help, new research says.

Health Highlights: April 1, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report

MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States -- and 19 percent of high-school-age boys -- have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

New Drug Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Invokana (canaglifozin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes, which affects about 24 million Americans.

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