Health News

Beware the Binge: Drinking May Slow Immune System
You may want to take it slow at that New Year's Eve party. Turning that New Year's drink or two into too many in a short time may lead to injuries and sabotage the body's ability to heal.
Rx May Keep Kids With ADHD Safe
A common medication for ADHD may keep kids out of the emergency room.
Search Still on for Better Brain Injury Treatments
A hormone therapy that showed promise in past research may be ineffective in treating patients with traumatic brain injuries. Still, researchers remain hopeful that better treatments are on the horizon.
Toy-Related Injuries Spiked
That long-awaited action figure or scooter under the Christmas tree might pose a risk of injury to your child.
Head Trauma May Up Risk of Substance Abuse in Teens
Teens often engage in risky behaviors, but a head injury may mean double trouble, a new study found.
Oxygen Therapy for Concussions
Some military service members who have had concussions report that intensive oxygen therapy relieved their symptoms. But new research questions the effectiveness of this treatment.
Brain Trauma May Raise Dementia Risk
Researchers have long debated whether a single brain injury can raise a patient's risk for dementia. And new research suggests that it might.
Parents Had Misconceptions About Concussions
For parents of young athletes, safety on the field is a top concern. But some parents may have misconceptions about concussions.
5 Common Football Injuries
When football season begins, emergency room visits for sports injuries increase. That's because about 3.5 million kids and adolescents younger than 14 are injured playing sports every year.
FDA Warns of Supplements Claiming to Treat Concussion
With school back in session, kids also are starting a variety of sports seasons. Naturally, parents may be thinking about their children's safety while playing sports and what to do if their young athlete has an injury like a concussion.