Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them

Study found physicians might even give the drugs if they didn't suspect a bacterial infectionDoctors are more likely to prescribe antibiotics if they think...

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids’ Appendicitis?

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research neededSkipping surgery and treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone may be...

Lingering Baby Weight? Don’t Blame the Pregnancy

Researchers find weight gain speeds up a year after delivery, suggest motherhood might be the reason whyWomen have long blamed pregnancy for weight gains...
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Repeat Head Hits May Not Put NFL Players at Risk of Motor Problems

Study aimed to see if former pro football players faced the same fate as many professional boxers Repeated hits to the head may not...

Ready for Spring Break? Have Fun But Play It Safe

Drinking too much can affect your judgment, increasing your risk for injury, CDC warnsSpring break is a time to kick back and have fun,...

Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC

Overall, it has been 48 percent effective, but more severe H3N2 strain a factor in reduced coverageIt's not perfect, but this year's flu vaccine...

Exercise Eases Low Back Pain

Review of studies shows exercise, with or without education, dramatically cuts the risk MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may...

E-Cigarettes May Contain Chemicals Linked to Lung Disease

Flavoring compounds have been tied to a serious illness known as 'popcorn lung'TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many electronic cigarettes contain flavoring...

Why the Teen Years May Not Be Lean Years

Adolescents burn about 450 fewer calories daily than 10-year-olds, study findsA new study suggests that children's metabolism temporarily slows during puberty -- a pattern...
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11 Ways to Stay Safe When Doing Risky Tree Work

For starters, always assume nearby power lines are energized and take precautionsTrimming branches or removing dead trees is risky business if proper safety precautions...