Eye Disorder Screening May Get Boost From New Study Findings
MONDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Factors that increase the
risk of severe myopia (nearsightedness) and related vision loss
have now been discovered by researchers, and the findings may lead
to improved screening and treatment of people with the eye
Review Suggests Bias in Drug Study Reporting
MONDAY, August 2 (HealthDay News) -- Drug studies paid for by
the pharmaceutical industry are more likely to publish favorable
results than those funded by sources with no financial interest in
the findings, a new review has found.
Meat Compounds May Boost Bladder Cancer Risk
WEDNESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Certain compounds used in
meat processing may increase the risk of bladder cancer, a new
study from the National Institutes of Health and the AARP
Health Tip: Skateboard Safely
(HealthDay News) -- Skateboarding safely requires knowing how to
protect yourself. The popular sport contributes to more than 15,000
injuries each year, U.S. government statistics show.
Health Tip: What May Trigger Neck Pain
(HealthDay News) -- The neck has the vital task of supporting
the head, but since it isn't as protected as the rest of the spine,
is it more susceptible to injury.
Household Spray Cleaners Pose Greatest Danger to Toddlers
MONDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The number of injuries to
young children caused by exposure to household cleaning products
have decreased almost by half since 1990, but roughly 12,000
children under the age of 6 are still being treated in U.S.
emergency rooms every year for these types of accidental
poisonings, a new study finds.
Vision Abnormality Seen in Close Relatives of Autism Patients
MONDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- In another sign that autism
is at least partly inherited, a new study reveals that close
relatives of people with the disorder share something in common:
their eyes are much more likely than those of other people to
Western Diet Populates Kids' Stomachs With Bad Bacteria
MONDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Children in an African
village who ate a largely vegetarian diet and were breast-fed until
the age of 2 had vastly different gut bacteria than children in a
European city who ate a Western diet and were breast-fed about only
half that time.