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  1. Pot 'Dabbing' Poses Risk of Serious Burns

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially hazardous form of marijuana use called "dabbing" is growing in popularity across the United States, researchers warn. In dabbing, users inhale through a water pipe the vapor from "dabs" of waxy or solid mar

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  2. Smoking and Major Cancer Deaths in Those Over 35

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers -- including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors -- can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates. In 2011, nearly half of the almost 346,00

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  3. Seeing Your Own Clogged Arteries Can Spur Change

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seeing images of their narrowed heart arteries may convince some heart disease patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle and take prescribed medications, a new study suggests. "Seeing their calcified coronary arteries on the

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  4. 'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children's thinking skills may develop faster if they encounter "green space" such as parks and woods in their day-to-day lives, a new study suggests. Green space at school, in particular, was linked to improved brain deve

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  5. Hospitals: More Self-Inflicted Injuries in Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. kids are landing in the ER because of self-inflicted injuries, a new study finds. Between 2009 and 2012, self-injuries accounted for a rising percentage of children's emergency room trips -- increasin

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  6. Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Parkinson's

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a device that can be implanted into the brain to help people battling Parkinson's disease. The Brio Neurostimulation System is "an implantable deep brain stimulation de

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  7. Injuries Up Risk of This for People With Psoriasis

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries increase the risk of psoriatic arthritis in people who have psoriasis, a new study suggests. Psoriatic arthritis -- chronic arthritis associated with the skin condition psoriasis -- can lead to severe, disabling j

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  8. Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug marketed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder might improve memory and concentration problems associated with menopause, a new, small study suggests. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), a stimulant, is usually prescri

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  9. Can You Take Antidepressants While Pregnant?

    June 12, 2015 -- If you're pregnant (or are trying to be) and you have depression, you might wonder if it's safe to take medicine to boost your mood. Will antidepressants harm your baby? Spend a day online and the ping-pong reports of their safety during pregnancy could make your head spin. The issu

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  10. Could Staying Single Hurt Your Health?

    June 12, 2015 -- Being married or living with your partner may have health perks, while going it alone may worsen your odds of having certain problems as you age. A new study shows that middle-aged women who had never married had an increased risk of heart disease and breathing problems, but to a le

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