Health News

Maybe Sharing Isn't Always a Good Idea
A new study has found that parents who share the responsibilities of caregiving for their young children may find themselves more at odds with one another than those couples in which the mother is the primary caregiver.
Get Along or Don't Get Better
Patients who are seen as 'difficult' by their doctors may experience worsening symptoms, according to a study that appears online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine .
Daily Helping of Poison
Of all of the chemical substances used in everyday products, only a small percentage are actually tested to verify whether or how toxic they are before reaching the market.
Tubby Toddlers and Portly Preschoolers
Two recent studies point toward causes for the expanding rates of obesity -- and related health problems such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension -- among children. Problems start earlier than you think.
Beyond Standard Hospice Care
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that many hospice care providers offer some sort of complementary or alternative therapy, such as massage or music therapy.
Aspirin Can Become a Pain in the Butt, Literally
Low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), also known as aspirin, is commonly used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. Now, new research shows that low-dose aspirin is associated with mucosal breaks.
Costs of Cardiovascular Disease Enough to Make Your Heart Race
Costs associated with treating heart disease and heart conditions increased more than 200 percent in Canada from 1996 to 2006, and are expected to triple in the U.S. by 2030.
Can Staying Warm Make You Fat?
Rising indoor temperatures may, in part, account for rising obesity rates in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a new study from University College London.
Not a Time to Multitask
Teenage drivers with ADHD are four times more likely to have a car accident, a problem the University at Buffalo attributes to texting while driving.
Federal government healthcare fraud-prevention efforts recovered a record $4 billion in taxpayer dollars for Fiscal Year 2010, according to a new report.