Senior Health in the News

Teenage Boys Want Intimacy, Not Just Sex, Survey Finds

07/24/2014 - Small study revealed most younger males more interested in closeness, trust with a girl

FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

07/24/2014 - Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken

Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved

07/24/2014 - Targiniq includes naloxene, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken

Health Highlights: July 24, 2014

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Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

07/24/2014 - Study suggests link between early reading skills and later intelligence

Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them as Healthy

07/24/2014 - They're more likely to change their children's diet than encourage exercise, study finds

Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

07/24/2014 - Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan

More Than 10 Million People Gained Coverage Under Obamacare, Study Finds

07/24/2014 - Expansion of Medicaid was a major factor in boosting numbers, researchers report

Health Tip: Recovering After Knee Replacement

07/24/2014 - Prepare your home before the surgery

Health Tip: Keep Youngsters Outside the Pool

07/24/2014 - To help prevent drowning

Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

07/24/2014 - The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial

Many U.S. Male Soldiers Had Troubled Childhoods, Study Finds

07/23/2014 - Men who served after draft was dropped were twice as likely to report past abuse, trauma as their civilian peers

Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds

07/23/2014 - Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry

Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says

07/23/2014 - Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find

Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

07/23/2014 - But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type, dermatologist says

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

07/23/2014 - One medication seems to partly counteract the other, suggests study on human cells

Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls

07/23/2014 - Findings may also provide clues on biology of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, researcher says

Dogs Can Get Jealous, Too

07/23/2014 - Primitive form of envy may help them protect their bond with their human, researchers report

HIV Meds May Also Help Control Hepatitis C, Study Finds

07/23/2014 - For people infected with both viruses, early treatment is critical, researchers report

Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

07/23/2014 - But label warns drug may be toxic to liver

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No matter what your age, exercise offers the same benefits: more energy, improved self-esteem, healthier heart, lungs and joints, and stronger muscles. Even if you have a chronic disease, exercise can make ease symptoms and help you cope, says the American Physical Therapy Association.