TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- While the vast majority of American parents support legal medical marijuana, they want pot dispensaries banned near schools or day care centers, according to a new national survey.
The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital poll was conducted by the University of Michigan.
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Codeine is one of the drugs at the center of the opioid epidemic affecting adults and teens across the United States. There are also concerns about its effects on very young children -- not addiction, but life-threatening events and deaths due to codeine's side effects.
Codeine has often been prescribed to kids to ease pain after a surgery like tonsillectomy. It's also been part of the formula in some prescription and over-the-counter cough syrups that are still available on drugstore shelves in some states. But there's no evidence that it does anything to stop coughing. Rather, it can make kids drowsy.
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Upper body strength is important at every age, but you don't need to be a bodybuilder to benefit from working your pectoral, or chest, muscles.
For a study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise, scientists from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse evaluated nine popular pec exercises to determine which ones best engaged these muscles.
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Drug makers and federal regulators dropped the ball in tracking the use of a potentially deadly fast-acting form of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, putting thousands of patients at risk of a fatal overdose, a new study claims.
Transmucosal Immediate-Release Fentanyl (TIRF) drugs are approved for use in cancer patients who've developed tolerance against the around-the-clock opioids normally used to treat their pain.
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Younger U.S. women are suffering heart attacks at a higher rate now than 20 years ago -- even while the picture has improved for younger men.
Those are the key findings from a new study of four U.S. communities, in which researchers report the heart attack rate among women younger than 55 has steadily inched upward since 1995. In contrast, the rate dipped among men in that age group.
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- If you have type 2 diabetes and you want to do your heart a favor, a new study suggests you should let your diet get a little nutty.
Folks with type 2 diabetes who ate five or more servings of certain kinds of nuts weekly dropped their odds of heart disease by about 20 percent, compared to people who ate less than a serving a month. A serving in the study was defined as one ounce.
TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- A new study throws serious doubt on the safety of using a common yeast infection treatment during pregnancy.
Fluconazole (Diflucan) is a prescribed pill used to treat yeast infections. However, Canadian research now suggests its use greatly raises a pregnant woman's odd for miscarriage, as well as the odds that her baby will have a heart defect.