Health Tip: If You're Feeling Forgetful
(HealthDay News) -- Forgetfulness may be a normal sign of aging,
or a warning sign of a condition such as Alzheimer's disease.
Health Tip: Avoid Bathseats for Toddlers
(HealthDay News) -- If you're thinking of bathing baby in a bath
seat, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises against use of
Gene May Explain Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer Risk
THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A specific genetic variant
might help explain why eating red and processed meat is associated
with an increased risk of colon cancer, a small, new study
Could a Good Night's Sleep Guard Against Alzheimer's?
MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who get less
sleep or poor sleep may have more of the plaque that is suggestive
of Alzheimer's disease in their brains, a new study indicates.
Gene Mutation Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids
THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is on the rise
among children, and a particular genetic mutation might play a role
for some kids, a new study suggests.
Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide, Study Shows
THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke rates among young
and middle-aged people worldwide are increasing and these groups
now account for nearly one-third of all strokes, according to a new
Prostate Biopsies May Cause Unnecessary Worry for Many Men, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Men who undergo a biopsy
that rules out prostate cancer might still experience severe
anxiety because the procedure can result in pain or bleeding,
researchers have found.
Men May Stroll a Little Slower Down Lovers' Lane
THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Love may not only be blind
and make the heart beat faster, it might also make a man's feet
move more slowly, a new study finds.
Do Some Docs Have Vested Interest in Prescribing Radiation for Prostate Cancer?
THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with prostate
cancer may be encouraged to get radiation therapy by urologists who
own the equipment, new research suggests.
Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors
THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- For patients being treated
for a blockage in the artery that supplies blood to the head,
inserting a stent may raise the risk of stroke more in elderly
patients than in younger patients, a large new evidence review
Health Highlights: Oct. 24, 2013
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