Health News

Kids Need Z's
Insufficient and disorganized sleep puts kids at higher risk of developing obesity and other health conditions, which may be able to be mitigated by "catch up" sleep on weekends and holidays.
Not a Time to Multitask
Teenage drivers with ADHD are four times more likely to have a car accident, a problem the University at Buffalo attributes to texting while driving.
Viibryd Approved for Major Depression
Viibryd has just been approved by the FDA to treat adults with major depression, a mental disorder which affects around 15 million people in the United States.
Stimulating Effects
Deep brain stimulation has proven beneficial for some treatment-resistant cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depressive disorders and Tourette syndrome.
The Dangers of Leaving the Light On
Keeping the lights on before going to sleep may have a negative influence on your health, according to a study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism .
Third-Hand Smoke
Much research has been done that illustrates the dangers of second-hand smoke. Now, a new study shows that "third-hand smoke" is also harmful to your health.
Obesity Costs Take the Cake
Are you at your optimum weight? If not, don't fret. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can do to make 2011 your Healthy Weight Year.
Drug-Mania Lacks Support
As prescriptions for antipsychotic drugs become increasingly common, concerns about their effectiveness are also on the rise.