Could Weather Influence Language Development?
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Humidity played a role in the evolution of languages, a new study suggests.
Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormones may explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys, researchers report.
Early Exposure to English May Help Spanish-Speaking Kids in School
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to English helps Spanish-speaking children in the United States do better in school, a new study shows.
Obama to Announce Major Personalized Medicine Initiative
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In what could be a
significant advance for personalized medicine, President Barack
Obama will ask Congress to fund a research program aimed at
developing treatments that would be tailored to a patient's
individual genes, the White House said Friday.
Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who
develop recurring kidney stones may also have high levels of
calcium deposits in their blood vessels, and that could explain
their increased risk for heart disease, new research suggests.
Researchers Learning More About Deadly Pancreatic Cancer
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are working
to find new ways to treat pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest
types of cancer in the United States.
Flame Retardants May Raise Risk of Preterm Births, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women exposed
to high levels of flame-retardant chemicals may be at increased
risk for having premature babies, a new study indicates.
Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall risk of
complications from breast reconstruction after breast removal is
only slightly higher for older women than for younger women, a new
Girls Outperform Boys Academically Around the Globe, Study Says
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls tend to get
better grades in reading, math and science than boys, according to
a new study that challenges the widely held belief that boys do
better in these subjects than girls.
Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall
rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research
suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been
increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults.
Teens, Young Adults Most Likely to Go to ER After Car Accidents: Report
FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that
won't surprise many parents, a new government analysis shows that
teens and young adults are the most likely to show up in a hospital
ER with injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.
Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for College
(HealthDay News) -- Before sending your child to college, sure
your teen is ready to take charge of his or her own health.
Health Tip: Drink Responsibly
(HealthDay News) -- Responsible drinking is a surefire way to
prevent alcohol abuse and alcohol poisoning, a dangerous
complication of drinking too much.
More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The United States
has seen more cases of measles in January than it usually does in
an entire year, federal health officials said Thursday.
More Evidence That Boxing Can Lead to Brain Damage
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Another study
supports the notion that repeated blows to the head in boxing or
the martial arts can damage the brain.
Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A review of the data
suggests that the antiviral drug Tamiflu shortens the length of flu
symptoms by about a day, and reduces the risk of flu-related
complications such as pneumonia.