Category: HealthDay News

Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds

HealthDay News Vanessa Xanthakis, School of Medicine Americans are faring worse at maintaining heart-healthy lifestyles than they were two decades ago, a new study has found… Expert quote: “We found that [for] people whose health scores dropped by about 15 percent, that had an effect of 1.6 times higher odds of having a precursor of […]

Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks

HealthDay News Yuqing Zhang, School of Medicine People who have total hip or knee replacement surgery face a greater risk for a heart attack during the first month following the procedure, a new study finds… Expert quote: “Contrary to recently published findings, our study indicates that total joint replacement procedures do not provide an overall […]

Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds

HealthDay News Jenny Radesky, School of Medicine Up to half of very young children use smartphones and tablets in some way before their first birthday, a new study finds. But parents still worry about their children’s use of mobile media, a separate study says… Expert quote: “We were struck with how intensely many parents wanted […]

Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes, Doctors’ Group Says

HealthDay News Michael Siegel, School of Public Health The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians’ organization says… Expert quote: “The problem with banning flavoring is that it would put an end to e-cigarettes, because they all have flavoring. These flavors are the primary reason that […]

ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

HealthDay News Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receiving more family-centered, compassionate care may be more effective than standard care, a new study found… Expert quote: “I think it’s a very powerful tool in medicine and it’s being used more and more, but it’s still not widespread in terms of […]