No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although some women may try acupuncture hoping it will help them conceive, new research suggests it won’t. The study compared outcomes for more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women who underwent either real or “sham” acupuncture along with their in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. The women ranged…

Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — American kids are taking fewer prescription medications these days — but certain drugs are being prescribed more than ever, a new government study finds. Researchers found that between 1999 and 2014, the percentage of children and teenagers who’d been given a prescription in the past 30 days dipped…

Millions Try E-Cigarettes, But Many Stop

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many folks are trying e-cigarettes, but not everyone is sticking with them, a new survey finds. E-cigarettes, which contain nicotine, have been marketed as a way to help tobacco smokers quit smoking and as an alternative to cigarettes. Although the number of U.S. adults who tried them between…

Scientists Are Targeting the Common Cold

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — British researchers have developed a molecule they claim could make colds a thing of the past. In lab tests, this molecule blocked viruses that cause colds and prevented them from taking control of human cells. “The common cold is an inconvenience for most of us, but can cause…

Melania Trump Treated for Benign Kidney Condition

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Melania Trump underwent an “embolization procedure” Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications, according to a statement from the White House. “Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the…

What Makes Up the American Gut?

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Want a healthy gut? New research suggests you should eat plenty of fruits and veggies, avoid antibiotics and take care of your mental health. These are the latest findings from The American Gut, part of an ongoing global project that has analyzed the bacterial makeup of the digestive…