Health Tip: Monitor Your Child's Fat and Cholesterol Consumption

(HealthDay News) -- Children, like adults, should avoid too much fat and cholesterol in their diets.

Too Few Americans Undergo Dementia Screening

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Americans with dementia have never undergone screening of their thinking and memory skills, a new study suggests.

Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some people's brains seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. But anyone who tries to move beyond their mother tongue will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds.

Your Dog Really Is Listening to You

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While people have long believed their dogs understand what they're saying, a new study suggests they are processing the meaning and emotion of words in a human-like way.

Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A brain abnormality may be responsible for more than 40 percent of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study suggests.

Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows.

More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Advanced life support given by paramedics to cardiac arrest victims may cost lives rather than save them, researchers report.

Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children are at increased for liver disease, high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study warns.

Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds.

Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly

FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke outcomes are better when patients are treated in an ambulance by a neurologist equipped with a CT scanner and clot-busting drugs, German researchers report.