Health Highlights: July 18, 2019


Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades For…

Scientists discover pathway to skin regeneration


Doctors use lasers and retinoic acid to treat skin damage. Scientists have now uncovered a common mechanism that links both, paving the way for new treatments.What links laser and retinoic…

Morning Break: Overdose Deaths Fall NEJM039s P-Value Crackdown Eye Tick


Note that some links may require subscriptions. Drug overdose deaths finally went down in 2018, the first drop in decades…

Health Tip: Minimizing Shortness of Breath


-- Shortness of breath is marked by difficulty breathing or intense tightening in the chest. Medical problems, strenuous exercise, extreme temperatures, obesity and high altitude can all trigger shortness…

Health Tip: Indoor Tanning


-- Tanning beds and sun lamps can cause serious long-term skin damage, says the American Cancer Society. Indoor tanning exposes the skin to ultraviolet (UV) rays -- the…

Anguish: How Did I Miss This? My Nurse Sister Shot Herself


A few days after Christmas, I got a phone call from my mother. My big sister, Amber, had taken her…