Yoga Can Soothe Anxious Grade Schoolers

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Yoga at school might work wonders for the younger set, new research suggests. In the study, 52 third-graders who had symptoms of anxiety were randomly assigned to take part in either yoga/mindfulness sessions for eight weeks, or to a control group that received usual care such as counseling…

Toxins in E-Cigarettes May Vary by Flavor

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The flavor you choose for your e-cigarette liquid may determine how many toxins you inhale, new research suggests. Those toxins — called free radicals — are linked to cancer, heart disease, inflammation and other diseases, the scientists said. In the study, citrus and floral flavors tended to have…

Fewer U.S. Kids Are Getting Cavities

FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fewer U.S. kids are plagued by tooth cavities compared to just a few years ago, but income disparities persist, according to a new U.S. government study. Researchers found that in 2015-2016, about 43 percent of children ages 2 to 19 had cavities. That was down from 50 percent…

Spring Sneezin' Season Has Sprung

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you suffer from allergies, you already know that pollen is in the air — even in the parts of the United States with unseasonably cool temperatures. So what kind of allergy season can we expect this year? Will we see a return of the pollen vortex? Might…

Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although the opioid epidemic continues to rage in America, promising new data show that first-time opioid painkiller prescription rates have slowed in recent years. The researchers also discovered that people taking medications called benzodiazepines — used to treat anxiety, panic attacks and mental conditions associated with chronic pain…

Philly's Soda Tax Is Working, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Philadelphia’s “soda” tax seems to be getting the results city officials wanted. New research shows that since the city began taxing sodas, energy drinks and other sweetened beverages on Jan. 1, 2017, Philadelphians are about 40 percent less likely than residents of three nearby cities to have a…