A Link Between Smoking and Bacteria
The dangers of secondhand smoke for children can often show up in unexpected ways. Even some bacterial illnesses can pose a higher risk to children if they're around secondhand smoke.
Lung Cancer Check Advised for COPD Patients
A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) often is the end result of a lifetime of smoking. So should COPD patients want to get a checkup for lung cancer as well?
HIV Positive? Quit Smoking!
Smoking is bad for everyone, but for people with compromised immune systems like HIV patients—it’s even worse. Smoking cessation can improve HIV treatment plans.
Boosting Brains for Older Adults with HIV
Memory loss and cognitive decline is a common concern as we age into our later years. But for long-lived patients with HIV, the process can start earlier than usual.
Autism Link to Flu in Pregnancy is Weak
Getting sick while pregnant may make expectant moms feel even more ill at ease. Will the illness affect your child? Can it increase his or her risk of autism? So far, it seems unlikely.
Homeless Youth Interventions
When homeless youths use drugs and alcohol—they are at much higher risks for associated health problems. Nurse-led interventions may be a cost-effective way to encourage sobriety.
How Does HIV Affect the Brain?
HIV-related dementia, known as AIDS dementia complex, can create memory problems and changes in behavior. Scientists are trying to understand how HIV affects the brain.
What About the Children?
Sex! Violence! Drugs! Alcohol! Bullying! Pregnancy! Parenting can feel like a minefield at times, and a recent national poll reveals how important all these child health issues are to adults across the U.S.
Sexting: A Health Risk?
Teens and young adults have more access to technology than ever before. Sexting can have legal and social consequences, but could sexting behavior have health consequences too?
Depression and Caring for Sepsis
Severe sepsis is a life-threatening event that can often leave a patient disabled. Spouses of severe sepsis patients have reported experiencing increased levels of depression.