One of the big problems plaguing law-enforcement officers dealing with narcotics addicts is how to determine quickly and conclusively whether a suspect is or is not on drugs. Most seasoned addicts are expert at concealing needle marks
LORI CROWN THOUGHT she was doing the right thing last year when she moved to a dryer climate in Bakersfield, California, after being plagued by asthma attacks during her six years in Hawaii. A few months later, Crown, 35, was suffering from severe headaches, a prolonged fever of 102 degreesF, swollen feet and painful bumps on her hands and legs.
Doctors like to pick up the first indicators of disease as early as possible so they can begin effective treatments that might help patients. But when it comes to conditions like autism, that’s not always easy.
Too many kids are returning to the playing field too soon after a concussion. How many?
When treating children for chronic eczema, pediatricians may want to look in the laundry room, according to a new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.
For most women, the “change of life” is not an easy one. The symptoms of menopause–mood swings, hot flashes and night sweats–can be intense, not to mention embarrassing, and in many cases they can interfere with daily life.
If you could snap your fingers and make your allergies disappear, you’d probably do it in a second. But what if your pet is the cause of your watery eyes, sneezing, and runny nose?
Over the past week, I’ve been inundated with questions about swine flu, via Facebook, Twitter, CNN blogs and e-mail. So this week I’m empowering people with information about swine flu: how to protect yourself, what all the numbers mean and why you shouldn’t freak out
A blow to the head that at first seems minor and does not result in immediate pain or other symptoms can in fact turn out to be a life-threatening brain injury, experts tell CNN. It’s very common for someone who’s had a fall or been in a car accident to appear perfectly lucid just after the impact but then to suddenly, rapidly deteriorate, Dr. Carmelo Graffagnino, director of Duke University Medical Center’s Neurosciences Critical Care Unit, told CNN