Posted 10:00 AM 3/29/2013 by By Mary Brophy Marcus
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to help their teens better navigate the world of college drinking might consider a pre-college chat on the topic. New research suggests it will help douse their desire to imbibe when they hit campus.
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Posted 12:00 PM 3/28/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Too much multitasking could make you overeat, a new study suggests. So if you're finding it hard to reach or maintain your ideal weight, slowing down and savoring your meal might help.
Taking the time to focus on your food -- appreciating how it (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/27/2013 by By Denise Mann
WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder why some teens who try cigarettes get hooked quickly and others don't? The answer may lie in their genes, according to a new study that spans nearly four decades.
Researchers used data from earlier studies to construct a genetic risk (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Abuse of the anesthesia drug propofol by health care professionals is a growing problem, a new study says.
Propofol (Diprivan) is used to put patients to sleep for surgery and to sedate them for other procedures. It is widely used because it takes (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents divorce are more likely to smoke as adults than kids from families of divorce, according to a new study.
Men who were younger than 18 when their parents divorced were 48 percent more likely to have smoked at least 100 or more (More)More Stories from 3/25/2013
Posted 3:00 PM 3/22/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Use of antipsychotic drugs among Medicaid-insured children increased sharply from 1997 to 2006, according to a new study.
These drugs were prescribed for children covered by Medicaid five times more often than for children with private insurance. (More)...