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.