Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 teens admits to using a prescription stimulant or amphetamine to boost their performance in school, but most parents aren't aware of the scope of the problem, a new study finds.
Obese Patients May Be More Prone to 'Doctor Shopping'
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to engage in "doctor shopping" -- repeatedly changing their primary care physician.
Health Tip: Using a Humidifier?
(HealthDay News) -- Running a humidifier during the dry months may help moisturize sinus passages, but it can cause problems for those with allergies.
Health Tip: Encourage Safe Exploring Outdoors
(HealthDay News) -- Exploring the great outdoors helps toddlers learn about the world around them, but it's important to create a safe environment without the risk of injury.
Flip-Flops May Put You on Path to Foot Trouble
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- From poolside to an evening out on the town, for many people, flip-flops have become a summer staple. This popular style of footwear, however, may not be the best choice for every situation, an expert warns.
For Kids With Autism, a Day at the Races With NASCAR
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- In one key way, Brandon Brooking is like millions of other 16-year-old American boys: He loves NASCAR.
Experimental Drugs Show Promise Against Prostate Cancer
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a new class of drugs that show promise for treating advanced prostate cancer. The drugs, known as peptidomimetics, interfere with the signaling necessary for prostate cancer cells to grow, according to a new study.
Research Shows How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin activates specific areas of the brain in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mimicking the brain activity of children without the condition, a new review says.
Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are bullied in elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in self-harm by the time they are teenagers, according to a new study.
Doubling Tamiflu Dose for Severe Flu Doesn't Help: Study
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- People with a severe case of the flu don't benefit from taking double doses of the antiviral drug Tamiflu, according to a new study conducted in Southeast Asia.
Smaller Isn't Always Sexier for the Female Foot
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Dainty, small feet have long been presumed the ideal for females across much of the world, but a tribe living in northern Sumatra in Indonesia beg to differ.
Smartphone Apps Can Make Workouts More Fun
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- You're jogging at a steady pace, enjoying your favorite music through your headphones. Your breath is short and your heart is pumping. Your legs feel like they couldn't carry you any faster.
Medicare Solvent 2 Years Longer Than Expected: Report
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- The trust fund that finances Medicare's hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2026, two years longer than had been predicted previously, according to a new report from the Medicare Trustees.