Video Glasses May Ease the Anxiety of Minor Surgery
TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Wearing special
video glasses while undergoing certain types of outpatient
procedures may help reduce patients' anxiety, a new study
Health Tip: Enjoying Warm Weather Fitness
(HealthDay News) -- When the snow finally begins to melt and the
weather starts turning warmer, the improving forecast offers great
motivation to get moving.
Health Tip: Understanding Eye Allergies
(HealthDay News) -- Red, itchy, teary or burning eyes can signal
allergies, a condition that affects millions.
Blindness Rates Dropping Worldwide, Study Finds
MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Global rates of
blindness and poor vision have fallen sharply over the past two
decades, especially in rich nations, a new study reveals.
Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble
TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers who gain
too much weight in the year after they give birth are at increased
risk for diabetes and heart disease, researchers warn.
Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder
TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain cells of
patients with bipolar disorder act differently than those of people
without the mental illness, according to scientists who conducted a
stem cell study of the condition.
Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds
TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who spank
unruly children may not know it, but they are participating in a
vicious cycle that will lead to both more spankings and more
misbehavior in coming years, a new study suggests.
Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More
TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who get too
little sleep tend to eat more and are at increased risk for
obesity, a new study indicates.
Millions Underinsured in 2012, Reforms Well-Targeted, Report Says
TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 32 million
Americans had inferior health insurance coverage in 2012, putting
them at risk of skimping on needed health care or piling up medical
debt, a new report finds.
Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide: Study
TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain causes
more disability than nearly 300 other conditions worldwide,
according to new research, and nearly one in 10 people across the
globe suffers from an aching lower back.
Health Highlights: March 25, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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