Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says
SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Along with improving
vision, cataract surgery may slow mental decline in people with
Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study
Staying Active May Help Prevent Dementia
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being physically
active in middle age appears to help reduce your risk for
Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, suggest the
findings from two new studies.
Eye Tests Might Help ID Alzheimer's, Studies Suggest
SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eye tests could be
used to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease,
two new studies suggest.
Health Tip: Getting a Massage?
(HealthDay News) -- While massage therapy can help ease various
aches and pains, it's not appropriate for everyone.
Health Tip: Giving Children Chores
(HealthDay News) -- Establishing chores for children, even young
ones, can teach the importance of being part of a team and helping
out. It may also build self-esteem, experts say.
Could a Simple Smell Test Help Spot Alzheimer's Early?
SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests
that a faltering sense of smell might signal the early stages of
Alzheimer's disease, and that an inexpensive, low-tech smell test
could spot who needs more extensive screening for dementia.
Can Games, Puzzles Keep Aging Minds Sharp?
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who enjoy
mentally stimulating games may have bigger brains and sharper
thinking skills than their peers, new research suggests.
Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a spouse may be
linked to multiple health issues, but dementia isn't one of them,
according to a new study.
iPads Can Trigger Nickel Allergies in Kids
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When an 11-year-old
boy in San Diego developed a nasty skin allergy, doctors traced it
to the nickel in his family's iPad.
Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress can slow a
woman's metabolism and lead to weight gain, new research
Bed-Sharing Linked to SIDS
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Risk factors for
sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to change with the age
of the infant, researchers say.
Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a teaspoon or
tablespoon to administer kids' medications can often lead to
medication dosing errors, a new study reports.
High Blood Pressure May Protect the Very Old From Dementia
MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests
high blood pressure may not be all bad. Elevated levels might help
to stave off mental decline among the extreme elderly, the study
FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids
SATURDAY, July 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no way to
guarantee that a surgical technique used to grind up uterine
growths and remove them through tiny incisions won't increase the
risk of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, U.S.
health advisers said Friday.
Health Highlights: July 14, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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