Donor-Assisted Conception Sparks Disclosure Dilemmas
THURSDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Explaining where babies
come from prompts anxiety in many a parent. But having to
incorporate information on test tubes or sperm donors into the
story can make an already sensitive subject even more
Breathing Exercises May Boost Athletes' Performance
THURSDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Doing daily breathing
exercises to strengthen inhalation muscles and reduce their need
for oxygen helps boost performance during endurance sports such as
cycling and swimming, a new study shows.
Burgers May Feed Kids' Asthma Risk
THURSDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Children who eat three or
more hamburgers a week may raise their odds for asthma and wheeze,
a new study suggests.
Lead Poisoning Unlikely Cause of Beethoven's Death
THURSDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Among the many health
complications that have long been considered as possible
contributors to the demise of world-renowned composer Ludwig van
Beethoven in 1827, scientists believe they can now rule out lead
More Than Quarter of Stroke Patients Reach ER Within 'Golden Hour'
THURSDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that
only about a quarter of people who have strokes caused by blocked
arteries arrive at a hospital within one hour of the attack -- the
"golden hour" where treatment with a powerful clot-dissolving drug
is expected to work best.
Drug Combo Staves Off Type 2 Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- In people with
pre-diabetes, a low-dose combination of two diabetes drugs --
metformin and Avandia (rosiglitazone) -- appeared to reduce the
progression to type 2 diabetes, new research shows.
Romance May Steer Young Adults Away From Booze, Pot
THURSDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who are in a
romantic relationship in the two years following high school are
less likely to engage in heavy drinking or smoke marijuana, new
Low IQ Among Males Raises Suicide Risk
THURSDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Low intelligence in young
males has been linked to a much higher risk that they'll commit
suicide, at least compared to their most intelligent counterparts,