Health Tip: Dealing With Alzheimer's
(HealthDay News) -- Getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
doesn't mean life as you know it is ending. People with Alzheimer's
can lead a purposeful and productive life if they take steps to
care for their physical and mental health, the Alzheimer's
Health Tip: What is a Night Terror?
(HealthDay News) -- A night terror may cause a child to wake up
sweating and screaming, and parents might think their child is
having a "super" nightmare.
Tips to Keep Winter Sports Injury-Free
FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- To avoid serious winter
sports injuries, skiers, snowboarders, sledders and skaters should
take simple safety precautions, orthopedic experts say.
Tips to Start Running and Stay Motivated in 2012
FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Taking up running is a good
way to boost your fitness level in the year ahead, but one expert
cautioned that anyone new to the sport -- or exercise in general --
should have realistic expectations about the commitment it takes to
reach their goals.
Health Care Reform Battle Tops Health News for 2011
THURSDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- While no one story
dominated health news in 2011, the ongoing debate over the legality
of the new health care reform law was perhaps the most polarizing,
with the case now set to go to the U.S. Supreme Court early in
Crowding in ER May Delay Pain Relief for Kids
THURSDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Overcrowding in emergency
rooms appears to keep children with broken arms and legs from
getting pain relief in a timely manner, according to a new
Meth Users Much More Likely to Try Suicide
FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Drug users who inject
themselves with methamphetamine are 80 percent more likely to
attempt suicide than those abusing other drugs, new research
Multiple Sclerosis May Cause Changes in Thalamus: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
in addition to the disabling lesions it's known to cause, multiple
sclerosis also damages the part of the brain that affects thinking
skills, motor function and the senses.
PTSD, Respiratory Problems May Be Linked in 9/11 Responders
FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) --Among 9/11 responders at the
World Trade Center, the onset of respiratory problems and
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) seems to be strongly
correlated, with indications that PTSD may lay the groundwork for
the development of breathing issues, a new study finds.
Gene Mutations Linked to Thyroid Cancer Risk: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified
three gene abnormalities that appear to raise the likelihood for
developing the thyroid cancer, with one in particular -- the PTEN
gene -- implicated in children's risk for the disease.
MP3 Players May Be Major Source of Hearing Loss
FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that
about 90 percent of New York City residents may be at risk of
hearing loss due to noise exposure, with MP3 players appearing to
be a major culprit.