GENERALHEALTH:
Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care: As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say
When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency: Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say
Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women: Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say
Health Highlights: April 21, 2017:
When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?: Researchers say new checklist can help determine when low blood sugar should keep you off the road
At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?: In simulated experiments, the task was too tough for children younger than 14
Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime: Fighting urban blight sends message that residents are paying close attention to the neighborhood
U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella: Tougher poultry regulations may explain 18 percent decline in food poisonings from this common bacteria
What to Know About Online Dating Sites: Always proceed with caution when looking for love in cyberspace
Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment: Improving the lives of children around the world would reap huge returns, study says
Health Highlights: April 20, 2017:
When Oxygen Runs Low, the Naked Mole-Rat Finds a Way: These unique mammals may teach humans tricks to lessen effects of stroke, heart attack, scientists say
Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?: Deep brain stimulation appears to help, but much more research is needed, scientists say
Immune-Based Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS: First step was to test its safety in small trial of 6 people
Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs: Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report
Police-Inflicted Injuries Send 50,000 to ER Annually in U.S.: Substance abuse and mental illness common among those injured, study says
Body Temperature Might Give Clues to Coma: Early research finds patients who are closer to consciousness have a more normal 'body clock'
Health Highlights: April 19, 2017:
A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD: Study is preliminary, but suggests an acoustic 'feedback' technology might help some patients
Could Young Blood Boost the Aging Brain?: In study, mice regained memory skills after transfusion of human umbilical cord blood
Health Tip: Stuck on the Road in a Storm?: Suggested steps to safety
Illness From 'Kissing Bug' Now Widespread in U.S.: Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure
Health Highlights: April 18, 2017:
Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy: Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds
No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat: Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows