The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say University of Michigan researchers.
(HealthDay)— Seniors in America have more chronic health problems and take more medications than seniors in 10 other industrialized countries do, according to a new global survey. The United States also ...
Wearable devices for infants offer to give parents peace of mind, but are they being lulled into a false sense of security, asks an article in the BMJ this week?
(HealthDay)—Children with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying prematurely, according to a new U.S. government report.
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling upon healthcare providers and pregnant women to avoid induction of labor at any time during pregnancy unless it is medically necessary.
Health officials say Alabama's badly overcrowded prison system that is being sued over medical treatment of inmates is dealing with its worst outbreak of tuberculosis in five years.
(HealthDay)—Whether drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder boost the risk of heart conditions in children remains a subject of concern. Now, research from Denmark suggests medications ...
(Medical Xpress)—The medical research is clear: Diet is a significantly bigger factor in obesity than lack of exercise.
Citing 'urgent, acute' mental health issues, especially in Africa, experts petition governments to act
Calling global mental health problems "acute and urgent," 37 leading medical authorities from 11 countries have published a joint declaration calling for basic mental health care in Africa.
Harvard study finds substance abuse, mental health problems in MSM interfere with HIV medication adherence
Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for more than 60% of HIV infections in the U.S. and 78% of new infections in men. Antiretroviral therapy can control HIV infection and suppress viral load, but mental ...
Last month, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett gave his support for preliminary research into whether medical marijuana could alleviate symptoms of certain serious health problems, including severe seizure disorders in children.
(HealthDay)—States joining the march toward marijuana legalization need to take a step back and consider the drug's adverse effects on health, the U.S. drug "czar" argues in a new paper.
(Medical Xpress)—People using mental health services in New Zealand are dying prematurely from both natural and external causes, a new University of Otago Wellington study has revealed.
(HealthDay)—More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.
(Medical Xpress)—People with serious mental illness have lower cancer survival rates than the general population, according to a new study by King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) published in BMJ Open.