Overdoses on ADHD Drugs May Be Rising

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The number of U.S. kids accidentally or intentionally overdosing on ADHD medications may be on the rise, a new study suggests. Researchers found that between 2000 and 2011, there was a 71 percent increase in calls to U.S. poison control centers related to kids’ ingestion of drugs prescribed…

Race May Play Role in Kids' Suicide Risk

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s generally assumed that suicide is more common among white kids in the United States than their black peers. But that’s not the case among 5- to 12-year-olds, new research shows. Black children in that young age group are about twice as likely to take their own lives…

Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Exercising may keep you young at heart. Researchers found that people who make regular exercise a lifelong habit appear to slow the aging of their heart and blood vessels. The finding stems from a comparison of exercise histories and heart health among 102 people over age 60. Those…

Wanna Look Cool? Give Smiling a Shot

SUNDAY, May 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you want to look cool, try smiling, researchers suggest. Their advice counters the popular belief that showing no expression is the way to be cool. The University of Arizona researchers asked volunteers to look at clothing ad photos in which models were either smiling or not, and…

Summer Camp Bummer: Smartphones, Not Bugs

SATURDAY, May 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Along with flashlights, sleeping bags and bug repellent, many kids will take a smartphone to camp this summer. But this could ruin their camp experience, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 620 camp directors, nurses and other staff members at 331 camps in the United States and Canada.…