WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Use of the over-the-counter sleep aid melatonin is increasing among young people, and calls to poison control centers and visits to the emergency room are also on the rise. This is mostly because young children and teens are accidentally ingesting more of theContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Using only mouse stem cells, British researchers report they have created synthetic embryos that form a brain, a beating heart and other organs. The stem cells organized themselves until they developed beating hearts and the foundations of the brain and yolk sacs whereContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Lori McClintock, the wife of Northern California congressman Tom McClintock, died late last year after taking white mulberry leaf, a herb used to treat diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol, a recently released report shows. The cause of death listed in the report wasContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Cancer patients who use cannabis to relieve pain and improve appetite may be getting bad advice from dispensary staff, a new study suggests. Doctors usually offer only spotty advice about pot to their patients and, although well-intentioned, staff at many cannabis dispensaries aren’tContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Lots of older folks are turning to alternative medicine to help them with the pains of aging – but they don’t necessarily think that’s any of their doctor’s business. About 40% of older adults use at least one alternative medicine practice to helpContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For thousands of years, people have used meditation to help diminish their pain – but how the process works has always seemed rather mysterious. Today, advanced brain scan technology has revealed how this ancient practice alters brain function and provides pain relief toContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As rates of teenage anxiety and depression climb in the United States, parents and teachers are rushing to solve the mental health crisis. Some have proposed mindfulness training in schools as a therapeutic tool, but a review of studies out of the UnitedContinue Reading