Health Tip: Is Your Child a Biter?
(HealthDay News) -- Biting is a common behavior in toddlers, who
may be easily frustrated.
Health Tip: Encourage Your Family to Exercise
(HealthDay News) -- Having the will to exercise can be
challenging when you're the only family member who would rather be
active than watching TV.
Blood Infections in ICU Cut With Simple Measures: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The use of antibacterial
soap and ointment on all intensive care patients led to a
significant reduction in bloodstream infections, a new study
Texas-Mexico Border Violence May Harm Kids' Mental Health
FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Violence and poverty harm
the mental health of children living near the Texas-Mexico border,
a new study shows.
High-Carb Diet in Old Age Linked to Mental Decline
FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who consume lots of
carbohydrates and sugar are at increased risk for mild cognitive
impairment, according to a new study.
Post-Op Radiation May Boost Results for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new French study supports
the use of radiation therapy after prostate cancer surgery to help
prevent recurrence in high-risk patients.
Kids With Autism Find It Hard to Describe Poor Behavior, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- It's difficult for children
with autism to recognize improper social behavior and, even if they
do, they are often unable to use spoken language to explain why the
behavior was inappropriate, a small new study reveals.
Low Calcium Linked to Hormone Condition in Women
FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women who do not get enough
calcium in their diet are at greater risk for developing a hormone
condition caused by overactive parathyroid glands that leads to
weak bones and fractures, a new study found.
'Plugged-In' Teens Vulnerable in Traffic: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Plugged-in teens who can't
part company with their iPods and other electronic devices don't
just risk hearing problems and eyestrain. As pedestrians, they may
be more likely to be struck by cars, new research finds.
Egg Freezing as Viable as 'Fresh' Eggs, Fertility Experts Say
FRIDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A leading group of U.S.
fertility doctors says there is now enough evidence to support the
freezing of a woman's eggs as a way to preserve fertility in young
Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2012
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