Tips for Healthy, Happy Travels

TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Buying new clothes for an upcoming holiday trip may top your to-do list, but packing the right medications can mean addressing health needs with ease rather than scrambling to find an all-night drugstore in a strange city. Prescription medications are the top priority, according to the U.S. Centers…

Often, Opioid Abuse Becomes a Family Affair

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Opioid addiction often starts in the family medicine cabinet, a new study warns. If someone is taking prescription opioids for pain, such as OxyContin, it’s more likely that others living in the home will also get an opioid prescription, the researchers found. “Prescription opioid use may spread within…

Is Air Pollution a Threat to a Fetus?

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women who are exposed to air pollution right before or after they become pregnant may be more likely to have a baby with birth defects, new research suggests. The increased risk is modest, but scientists say their findings warrant more investigation since all pregnant women are exposed to…