National Health News

May 16, 2018

Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Less than 2 percent of the 7 million Americans who are or once were heavy smokers get screened for […]
May 16, 2018

Could New Pig Virus Pose Threat to People?

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new virus found in pigs may pose a threat to people, new research suggests. Researchers found the virus […]
May 16, 2018

Big Rise Seen in U.S. Kids, Teens Attempting Suicide

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a troubling sign that anxiety and depression are taking hold of America’s youth, new research shows a doubling […]
May 15, 2018

Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — American kids are taking fewer prescription medications these days — but certain drugs are being prescribed more than ever, […]
May 15, 2018

Scientists Are Targeting the Common Cold

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — British researchers have developed a molecule they claim could make colds a thing of the past. In lab tests, […]
May 15, 2018

America's Fittest City: Arlington, Va.

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Arlington, Va. is the “most fit city in America.” So says the American College of Sports Medicine. Among the […]
May 14, 2018

Take Time Out Now for School Sports Physicals

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most states require school athletes to have a sports physical, and now is the time to book it, doctors […]
May 14, 2018

Dirty Air in Pregnancy May Raise Kid's Blood Pressure Risk

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Breathing polluted air is never wise for anyone, but pregnant women may pay an especially unwanted price. “The findings […]
May 14, 2018

More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Progress made in limiting kids’ exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of pot, a […]