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  1. Sex and Heart Attack Survivors

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After suffering cardiac arrest, Karen Englert recalled that her doctors freely dispensed advice about not lifting milk jugs, not driving, not showering -- but nothing about resuming sex with her husband, Jeff. "I've had

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  2. N.Y. Toddler Dies From Liquid Nicotine Poisoning

    Dec. 15, 2014 -- A 1-year-old child in New York State is believed to be the first youngster in the United States to die of poisoning from liquid nicotine, the substance used in electronic cigarettes. Police said the toddler was found unresponsive last Tuesday after ingesting liquid nicotine at a hom

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  3. ADHD and Kids: Medication Tied to Fewer Injuries

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) --Taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might reduce the risk of young patients accidentally injuring themselves, new research suggests. When several thousand children and teens were taking methy

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  4. Timing of First Period Tied to Later Heart Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The timing of a woman's first period may be linked to her later risk of heart disease, British researchers report. In a study of more than 1 million women, those who had their first period at age 10 or younger, or at age

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  5. FDA Approves Blood Test to Gauge Heart Attack Risk

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new blood test that can help determine a person's future odds for heart attack and other heart troubles. The test is designed for people with no history of heart dise

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  6. Indoor Tanning Tied to Burns, Fainting

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Studies have shown that tanning beds are tied to a higher long-term risk for skin cancer, but new research finds that about 3,200 Americans wind up in ERs every year with serious burns or from passing out after an indoor

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  7. Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Dec. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Looking for a way to help reduce your stress? Try checking your emails less often, researchers suggest. The new study featured 124 adults -- including students, financial analysts, medical professionals and others -- who

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  8. Test May Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For women who have early breast tumors surgically removed, a new genetic test may help predict the odds of a recurrence, a new study says. The research, presented Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, focused on

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  9. Smoking and Efforts to Quit Problem Drinking

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking might hamper treatment for alcohol abuse, a new study indicates. "The data suggest that smoking is associated with difficulties in alcohol treatment. Tobacco smokers had shorter treatment durations and were less li

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  10. Drug Can Cause Dangerous Skin Reaction: FDA

    Dec. 12, 2014 -- The antipsychotic medicine Geodon (ziprasidone) and generic versions of the drug can cause a rare, dangerous skin reaction that can progress to affect other parts of the body, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency has ordered that ziprasidone's label carry a new war

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