Kids of Gay Parents Don't Struggle More Socially

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children of same-sex parents are not more likely to suffer behavioral or social problems, Italian researchers say. The new study included children, aged 3 to 11, of 195 gay or lesbian parents and 195 heterosexual parents in Italy. Children of same-sex parents had fewer reported difficulties than children…

Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors and pain specialists have been turning to anticonvulsive drugs for treatment of lower back pain more often over the past decade. There’s just one problem — these drugs don’t really help. A series of clinical trials have shown that anticonvulsants are no good at easing either lower…

How to Maximize Your Gym Membership

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — So, you’ve made the decision to get healthier and join a gym, a great way to reach the U.S. national guideline of 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. But don’t let your good intentions or your membership fee go to waste. Whether your gym is near home…

850 Million People Worldwide Have Kidney Disease

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Kidney disease is a “hidden epidemic” affecting more than 850 million people worldwide, renal experts say. That’s twice the number of diabetics (422 million) and more than 20 times the number of people with cancer (42 million) or HIV/AIDS (36.7 million). But most people don’t realize that kidney…

The Disappearance of a Dog Line

THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a tragic twist of canine fate, researchers report that dogs that lived in the Americas for thousands of years were wiped out after Europeans arrived on the continent. “This study demonstrates that the history of humans is mirrored in our domestic animals. People in Europe and the…