Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The asthma medication Singulair (montelukast) appears linked to neuropsychiatric side effects, such as depression, aggression, nightmares and headaches, according to a new review by Dutch researchers. But experts aren’t yet ready to pull the plug on this class of medication. “In our study, we give prescribing physicians the…

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Sound the Mosquito Alarm, Across the USA

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Two species of disease-transmitting mosquitoes could likely flourish in most of the United States, government researchers report. Specifically, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus could survive and reproduce for at least part of the year in three-quarters of the counties in the lower 48 states if introduced there, according…

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Booze Often Glorified On YouTube Videos

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If kids only watched YouTube for insights into drinking, they’d get a very slanted view, new research shows. The study found alcohol intake is typically shown only as fun, with none of the downsides. Researchers analyzed 137 YouTube videos that featured alcohol brands popular with underage drinkers. The…

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