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January 05, 2015

Cancer Doctors Don't Discuss Herbs, Supplements With Patients

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns about potentially dangerous interactions between cancer treatments and herbs and other supplements, most cancer doctors don't talk to their patients about these products, new research found.

Health Tip: What's Causing my Child's Eczema?

(HealthDay News) -- Eczema is a common condition that can cause dry, red and itchy skin.

Binge Drinking May Weaken Immune System, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who engage in just one bout of binge drinking may experience a relatively quick and significant drop in their immune system function, a new small study indicates.

Can Pets Help Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism?

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Owning a pet may play a role in social skills development for some children with autism, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Jan. 5, 2015

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

Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For teens who suffer a mild concussion, more rest may not be better -- and may be worse -- in aiding recovery from the brain injury, new research suggests.

Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone in a child's bedroom may undermine good sleep habits even more than a TV, new research suggests.

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