Posted 12:00 PM 4/3/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Rats addicted to cocaine lost the craving when researchers used laser light to stimulate a specific part of their brains.
The same team of scientists also used the laser technique to trigger new cocaine addictions in rats. They say the therapy -- (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents of children with advanced cancer have high to severe levels of psychological distress, a new study finds.
The study included 81 parents of children treated for advanced cancer at Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who are trying to quit can use over-the-counter nicotine replacement gums, lozenges and skin patches for a longer period of time than previously recommended, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.
Any nicotine-containing product (More)More Stories from 4/1/2013
Posted 7:00 AM 3/31/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Children of highly educated parents have healthier diets, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at nearly 15,000 children, aged 2 to 9, in eight European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Sweden -- to (More)
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.
"The research shows parents do (More)
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)