Popular Baby Media May Not Actually Advance Learning
THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to
provide their babies a learning advantage these days often turn to
what's been nicknamed "baby media" -- videos specifically designed
to stimulate very young minds.
Health Tip: Have a Dislocated Joint?
(HealthDay News) -- A dislocation occurs when two bones that
meet at a joint become separated. The ADAM Encyclopedia says this
may damage nearby ligaments, nerves and blood vessels.
Elderly Tend to Drive Slower to Make Up for Reaction Time
THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- One reason that elderly
people tend to be slower drivers than younger people is because
they have a narrower field of vision and have more difficulty
seeing pedestrians, according to a new study.
Kids With Cerebral Palsy May Have Asymmetric Pelvic Bones
THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Most children with severe
cerebral palsy have asymmetric pelvic bones that surgeons should
adjust for when they perform surgeries of the pelvis, spine and
surrounding structures, say researchers.
Home Genetic Tests May Need Doctor's Involvement: Report
WEDNESDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Some genetic tests sold
directly to consumers that might help to predict health risks may
need to be supplied through doctors, a U.S. Food and Drug
Administration official said Wednesday,
Bloomberg News reported.
Image, Appearance Rank High Among Social Network Users
THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women who base their
self-worth on their looks tend to share more photos online and to
maintain a larger number of friends on social networking Web sites,
according to a new study.
FDA Approves 1st New Lupus Drug in More Than 50 Years
WEDNESDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on Wednesday gave lupus patients their first new
treatment option in more than 50 years when it approved Benlysta as
a way to ease the painful symptoms of this debilitating autoimmune
Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems
THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that
contradicts earlier research, an international study suggests that
being obese boosts the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke
regardless of where the excess fat is stored in the body.
Can Coffee Cut a Woman's Stroke Risk?
THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have at least
one cup of coffee -- or even five cups -- daily may be reducing
their risk of stroke by as much as 25 percent, new Swedish research
Benlysta Approved for Lupus
THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Benlysta (belimumab) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
lupus, the first medication sanctioned for the condition in the
United States since 1955.
Many Find Solace in Charlie Sheen Drama, Expert Contends
THURSDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Charlie Sheen's apparent
public meltdown has all the elements of a made-for-TV drama that
has riveted millions of Americans -- and that could, ironically,
provide a healthy diversion for some people, at least one expert