Sleepy U.S. Teens Are Running on Empty

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most American teenagers are plagued by too little sleep, which can hurt their health and their school performance, federal health officials said Thursday. Nearly 58 percent of middle school students in nine states and almost 73 percent of high school students across the country don’t get the recommended…

FDA Panel Rejects Some Claims for 'Heat-not-Burn' Tobacco Device

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Controversial “heat-not-burn” tobacco devices might only get limited marketing in the United States, based on recommendations issued Thursday by an influential government panel. These devices are different than e-cigarettes, in that instead of heating a nicotine-infused liquid, they warm up tobacco to about 500 degrees Fahrenheit, producing an…

Pill Combo May Do More to Reduce Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A special combination of cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering pills may be best at cutting the odds of stroke for people at high risk, new research shows. Taking daily doses of two blood pressure medications and a cholesterol-lowering drug reduced first-time strokes by 44 percent among people at risk…

New Treatments Tackling Tough Lung Cancer

THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Medical advances have led to “enormous” progress in treatments for the leading type of lung cancer, a new report shows. Lung cancer kills about 1.6 million people worldwide each year. The type known as non-small cell lung cancer accounts for about 85 percent of lung cancer cases. “Progress…