Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are exposed to alcohol before they are born are more likely to have problems with their social skills, according to new research.
Those With Insurance More Likely to Use Preventive Care: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with health insurance are more likely than uninsured people to use preventive services such as flu shots and health screenings, according to a new study.
State Laws Can Help Curb Binge Drinking, Study Says
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Strong state alcohol control policies make a difference in efforts to help prevent binge drinking, a new study finds.
Doctors' Group Urges Tighter Controls on Prescription Painkillers
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Abuse of narcotic painkillers and other prescription drugs is a growing problem in the United States, and a leading doctors' group is urging members to exercise tighter control on the medications.
Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers who smoke marijuana may triple their risk for a stillbirth, a new study suggests.
Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart, Review Finds
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for people trying to quit smoking: Aids such as nicotine gums and patches or smoking cessation drugs such as Chantix won't harm the heart.
OxyContin Tops List of Abused Prescription Drugs: Survey
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Oxycodone -- the active ingredient in OxyContin -- and hydrocodone are the most popular drugs among Americans who abuse prescription painkillers, a new study finds.
Kids Who See Movie Violence Also See Smoking, Drinking, Sex: Study
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Violent movie characters are also likely to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and engage in sexual behavior in films rated appropriate for children over 12, according to a new study.
Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer
SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes might be at somewhat higher risk of developing liver cancer, according to a large, long-term study.
Study Challenges Myths About Frequent ER Users
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The widely held belief that mentally ill substance abusers are the most frequent users of hospital emergency departments is an "urban legend," a new study claims.