Rapid Test for Meth Abuse May Be Near

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Attempting to speed up drug detection, scientists from Korea say they have developed a portable, rapid urine test for amphetamines. The experimental test features a wireless sensor and smartphone app. It can detect amphetamines, or speed, in a drop of urine within seconds, its developers said. The prototype…

Online Game Could Boost Family Fitness

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The family that plays an online game together may get more exercise together, a new study suggests. Sound counterintuitive? Well, researchers have long struggled with finding ways to coax families to move more, but the online game — where the only prize was a lowly mug — convinced…

How Much Alcohol Is Really OK?

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — All the good news/bad news studies about alcohol can leave you confused. But research suggests that you still need to keep moderation in mind when you raise a glass. You may have heard reports about red wine in particular, and the suggestion that it can boost health, especially…

Bilingual Kids Learn New Languages Better

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Bilingual children have an easier time learning additional languages later in life than those who speak only one language, researchers report. For a new, small study, researchers included 13 college students who learned English and Mandarin at a young age, and 16 college students who spoke only English.…