Health News

New Rx Guidelines May Keep Kids Out of ER
The guidelines for prescribing antipsychotics to kids are changing — and those changes may keep kids safer.
How Overtime Can Affect Your Drinking Habits
Logging extra long hours at work might frustrate friends and family and limit free time, but can it also drive some people to drink?
Mental Health Rx Posed Physical Health Risks
Older adults taking newer antipsychotic medications may need to be extra wary of bumps and slips.
The Healing Power of Quitting Smoking
One more entry on the list of reasons to quit smoking: quitting may help your body heal its wounds. Many doctors, however, may not be talking about this benefit with their patients who smoke.
Communities Could Curb Binge Drinking
Just after the revelry of New Year's Eve, some sobering news came to light about alcohol consumption in the US. Experts are stressing the importance of community efforts to curb binge drinking.
Are There Cures for Hangovers?
After the last drops of New Year's Eve champagne have been drunk, some revelers may be in a less-than-happy mood when they wake up with a hangover. Unfortunately, there is no magic cure for hangovers — it's really just about not drinking too much and staying hydrated.
Beware the Binge: Drinking May Slow Immune System
You may want to take it slow at that New Year's Eve party. Turning that New Year's drink or two into too many in a short time may lead to injuries and sabotage the body's ability to heal.
E-Readers May Impair Sleep
Love reading before bed? You may want to stick with an old-fashioned book and leave the e-reader on the charger.
Teen Substance Abuse Rates Dropped
Parents may breathe a little easier — fewer teens may be lighting up, getting high and binge drinking.
Bath Salts and Beyond: Poison Centers Save Lives
From bath salts to laundry pods, many items can pose poisoning risks. Calls to poison control centers around the US have not only saved many people's lives, they've also identified new trends in toxic substance exposure.