Even in Non-Contact Sports, Mouth Guards Are Essential
FRIDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- It is just a small, basic
piece of safety gear, but a mouth guard is essential for anyone
participating in organized sports or recreational activities, the
American Dental Association advises.
Health Tip: Having Signs of Newborn Jaundice
(HealthDay News) -- Jaundice in newborn babies occurs when a
yellow pigment called bilirubin builds up in the blood. The pigment
is a normal byproduct of the body's destruction of old red blood
cells. Removal of bilirubin is the liver's job.
Health Tip: Coping With Stress
(HealthDay News) -- Who isn't stressed these days? Whether it's
your job, family, finances, social life, or illness, no one is
Least Healthy More Apt to Think Genes Explain Disease Risk
FRIDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey shows that the
recent deluge of scientific discoveries of links between specific
genes and many chronic diseases might be providing the least
healthy people with something they don't need: an excuse for their
Biofeedback May Help Combat Stage Fright
FRIDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Training performers to use
biofeedback techniques to control their stage fright can
dramatically reduce anxiety while improving overall performance,
new research indicates.
Do Vodka Preferences Have a Chemical Basis?
FRIDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Marketing and snobbery
aside, what drives some drinkers to reach for top-shelf vodka
brands over more lowly (and lower-priced) "well" varieties?
Mystery of Santa Rosa Mummy May Be Solved
FRIDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- A cardiac embolism may have
caused the death of the naturally preserved Santa Rosa mummy in the
13th century, according to Italian researchers who examined her
Family Caregivers Share Experiences of Dying Patients
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- People who are taking care
of a family member with lung cancer need support for the entire
time that their loved one is terminally ill because they encounter
tremendous stress during the dying process, a new study has
Depression Could Play a Role in Added Belly Fat
FRIDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- New research provides more
evidence of a link between depression and extra pounds around the
waist, although it's not exactly clear how they're connected.
FDA Panel Endorses 1st Oral Drug for Multiple Sclerosis
THURSDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- An expert advisory panel
of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended
that the agency approve an oral drug, Gilenia, as a first-line
treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS).
U.S. Weighs Lifting Ban on Gay Men as Blood Donors
FRIDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Experts at the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services are midway through two days
of hearings on whether a decades-old ban on gay men donating blood
should stand or be lifted.
Smoking Linked to Aggressive Colon Polyps: Study
FRIDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new study has uncovered a
strong link between smoking and the development of precancerous
polyps called flat adenomas in the large intestine, a finding that
researchers say may explain the earlier onset of colorectal cancer
Men May Be More Vulnerable to Roller Coaster Ride of Romance
FRIDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Young men are often
portrayed as insensitive players with a "love 'em and leave 'em"
attitude toward the opposite sex, but a new study suggests that
they are actually more vulnerable to the emotional ups and downs of
romantic relationships than young women.