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November 18, 2015

Tips on Making the 'Great American Smokeout' Work for You

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Thinking about quitting smoking? There are a number of things you can to do to improve your chances, an expert says.

Health Tip: Help Your Toddler Develop Needed Skills

(HealthDay News) -- Toddlers are in the midst of developing muscle strength, concentration, creativity and spatial awareness.

Health Tip: Should I See My Dentist?

(HealthDay News) -- Regular dental checkups may spot problems before they become serious, but there are signs you should visit your dentist sooner than your next scheduled exam.

New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The drug levodopa is a leading treatment for Parkinson's disease, but for most patients the medication also brings debilitating side effects.

Could Viagra Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Those at Risk?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The impotence drug Viagra may help ward off type 2 diabetes in people already at risk for the illness, a small new trial suggests.

Once-a-Week Sex Makes for Happy Couples: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An active sex life is important to couples' happiness, and they don't have to go at it like rabbits -- those who make love once a week are happiest, a new study suggests.

Sleep Cycle Changes May Affect Your Health

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waking early on workdays and sleeping in on days off may not be as restful as you think: a new study suggests that when routine sleep habits are disrupted, your risk for diabetes and heart disease rises.

When Antibiotics Are Needed

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Overuse of antibiotics is one of the main causes of antibiotic resistance, a major public health threat in the United States.

1 in 6 Female College Freshmen Raped While Incapacitated: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in every six freshmen women are raped during their first year at college while too drunk or drugged to fend off their attacker, a new U.S. study reports.

Light Box Might Help Nonseasonal Depression, Too

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Light therapy, a treatment for a kind of depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), may also benefit nonseasonal depression, a new study indicates.

Almost 1 in 10 Americans Has Lifelong Drug Problem

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 Americans has some type of lifelong drug use disorder, a new federal government survey finds.

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Helps Some With Chronic Depression: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new small study is adding evidence to the theory that insulin resistance may play a leading role in some people's depression.

Charges Filed Against Makers of Nutritional Supplements

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Criminal charges and civil injunctions have been filed against 117 makers and/or distributors of potentially dangerous dietary supplements, U.S. government agencies announced Tuesday.

Health Highlights: Nov. 18, 2015

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

Scientists Grow Functional Vocal Cord Tissue in the Lab

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have succeeded in growing functional vocal cord tissue in the lab -- a step toward a new treatment for people with substantial vocal cord damage.

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