Health Tip: Common Signs of Stuttering
(HealthDay News) -- Stuttering is characterized by the
repetition or elongation of sounds, syllables or words. Causes are
usually physical, and rarely related to emotional trauma.
Smartphones May Be Taxing Your Eyes
THURSDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- People reading text
messages or browsing the Internet on their smartphones tend to hold
the devices closer than they would a book or newspaper, forcing
their eyes to work harder than usual, new research shows.
U.S. Culture Linked to Greater Sunscreen Use Among Latinos
FRIDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- As melanoma rates have
jumped nearly 29 percent among U.S. Latinos since 1992, their
adoption of American cultural beliefs is associated with more
sunscreen use, but not sun-protective clothing, new research
Extreme Heat Calls for Smarter Workouts
FRIDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- With temperatures soaring
across much of the United States, people should use caution when
engaging in aerobic activity outdoors or in facilities without air
conditioning, the American Council on Exercise warns.
Teens Face Own Battles When Parent Goes to War
FRIDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage boys who have a
parent serving in the military are more likely than civilians'
children to binge drink, use drugs and perform poorly in school, a
new study suggests.
Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds
FRIDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers who bring home the
bacon are not inflicting any significant social or emotional damage
on their young children, new British research says.
Tarceva Battles Lung Cancer in Some
THURSDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that
the targeted cancer drug Tarceva nearly triples the amount of time
lung cancer patients survive without a recurrence and has fewer
side effects than standard chemotherapy.