Gadget Givers Urged to Consider Ramifications
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Gifts of electronic gadgets,
like smartphones and laptops, no doubt bring glee to the teens who
receive them. But people thinking of gifting such devices to a kid
might want to consider the broader ramifications.
Family Grapples With Kids' Tech Time
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Every Christmas, Linda
Russell knows her three children's wish lists will be chock-full of
requests for the latest in electronic toys and gadgets. And, like
most parents, she struggles to know when to give in and get the
requested new computer or when to say no to the latest video
Back Pain May Ease for Smokers Who Quit: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking helps
reduce back pain in people being treated for spinal problems,
according to a new study.
Health Tip: Managing Fructose Intolerance
(HealthDay News) -- Fructose intolerance occurs when the body
has difficulty absorbing fructose, a natural sugar found in fruits,
vegetables and honey.
Health Tip: Balance Holiday Buffets With More Exercise
(HealthDay News) -- If you tend to indulge in your favorite
holiday treats, you may want to schedule some extra exercise to
help offset those added calories.
High Blood Pressure Poses Bigger Stroke Risk for Blacks, Study Says
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Black people are known to be
at greater risk for high blood pressure, and now a new study
suggests that this places them at an even higher risk for
Olympic Medalists May Also Claim 'Survival Advantage'
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Olympic medal winners live
longer than people in the general population, but athletes who do
high- or moderate-intensity sports have no survival advantage over
those who do low-intensity activities such as golf, according to
two new studies.
Dog Helps Super-Sleepy Woman in Her Travels
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs have been known to
assist their human companions in surprising ways, and now a new
case study suggests they can even help patients with severe sleep
problems stay awake during the day.
Mind Wandering Drives Up Crash Rate
THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers often "zone out"
behind the wheel, and this mind wandering contributes to many car
crashes, a new study finds.
Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Older people's immune
systems are still strong enough to fight off viruses, according to
a new study.
Trained Beagle Sniffs Out Troublesome Hospital Infection
THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- In the ongoing battle to
control in-hospital bacterial infections, Dutch researchers think
they may have come up with a secret weapon: a dog named Cliff.
Health Highlights: Dec. 14, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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