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April 05, 2013

Health Tip: Before You Take This Heartburn Medication...

(HealthDay News) -- A proton pump inhibitor, a drug commonly taken for heartburn, may cause side effects.

Health Tip: Don't Ignore Pain During Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- It's important to challenge yourself during exercise. But you should never ignore pain -- a sign that you're potentially stressing or damaging your joints.

Want to Lose Weight? Then Run, Don't Walk: Study

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Need to lose weight? Running will help more than walking, according to new research.

Mental Illness a Frequent Cell Mate for Those Behind Bars

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Eugene King ran away from home at the age of 16, the start of a lifelong pattern of drug abuse, crime and incarceration.

'Wake-Up' Cigarette May Raise Risk for Lung, Mouth Cancers

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- People who smoke a cigarette as soon as they wake up in the morning are more likely to develop lung and oral cancer than other smokers, a new study reveals.

College Sports Could Raise Players' Risk for Depression, Study Finds

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Current college athletes are twice as likely to be depressed as former athletes, researchers have found.

Mental Health Care Lacking for Kids, Advocates Say

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Many American adults who work and volunteer with young people believe that children and teens have limited or no access to mental health care, a new survey finds.

Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved

THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing dietary salt intake and boosting levels of potassium would prevent millions of deaths from heart disease and stroke worldwide each year, according to three new studies.

Health Highlights: April 5, 2013

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

Judge: Make Morning-After Pill Available to All Females

FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the so-called "morning-after pill" -- an emergency contraceptive -- available to all women regardless of age.

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