Health Tip: Keep Battery-Powered Devices Away From Kids
(HealthDay News) -- So-called "button" batteries power many of
the devices that keep little ones interested, so it's important to
take steps to protect kids from ingesting these batteries.
Health Tip: Cleaning Up From a Flood
(HealthDay News) -- If your home has been flooded after a recent
hurricane or rain, make sure you take precautions to avoid making
Kids' Attitudes Toward Disabled People Improve With Contact
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children's attitudes
toward people with disabilities improve when kids have more contact
with them, according to a new study.
Gene Tweak Boosts Lifespan by 20 Percent in Mice
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- By suppressing a gene
involved in metabolism and energy balance, researchers extended the
average lifespan of a group of mice by about 20 percent -- thought
to be one of the longest lifespan increases ever observed in
Middle-Aged Health Behavior a Matter of Degrees
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged Americans with
a college degree are more likely to make healthy lifestyle changes
when confronted with a health problem than those who dropped out of
college or never went, new research finds.
Anxiety Linked to a Need for More Personal Space
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- It might be a good idea to
back off a bit when dealing with people who suffer from anxiety,
according to a new study, because the disorder seems to affect the
need for more personal space surrounding the body, also called
New Clues to Causes of Autism Found
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A group of enzymes in the
brain appears to be key to the activity of many genes linked to
autism, a new study reveals.
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Rare Genetic Disorder
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new medication appears
to be highly effective in combating a heredity-based form of the
organ-damaging genetic disorder known as amyloidosis, according to
Prescription Sleep Aids a Common Choice for American Insomnia
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- About 4 percent of
American adults -- more than 8.5 million people -- have used a
prescription sleep aid in the past month, and the use increases
with age, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Toddlers Can Die From Swallowing Parents' Drug Detox Meds
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children are natural
explorers and imitators. But, they don't have the capacity to
understand the potential danger in some activities. That helps
explain why among 2-year-olds, one of every 180 ends up in the
emergency room due to medication poisoning every year.
Poverty May Tax Thinking Skills
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- People living in poverty
may face more than a shortage of money: A new study suggests it
might also drain brain power.
Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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Hundreds of Thousands of Teens Use Pot, Alcohol Each Day: Report
THURSDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent gains
against substance abuse by American teens, hundreds of thousands of
them use marijuana and alcohol on a given day, U.S. health
officials reported Thursday.