Health Tip: Prevent Passing Germs
(HealthDay News) -- Viruses that cause the common cold or flu
are spread in droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes, a
process the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls
Health Tip: When Warts May Be Serious
(HealthDay News) -- Warts are small bumps, caused by a virus,
that develop on the skin. While they're generally not cause for
concern, some symptoms indicate that a doctor should examine a
Teacher Interaction Key to Pre-K Success: Study
THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Interaction with teachers
plays a crucial role in pre-kindergarteners' development of
language and math skills, especially for children from low-income
families, finds a new study.
For Common Warts, Freezing Therapy Works Best: Study
THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to ridding
yourself of common warts, freezing -- also known as cryotherapy --
works better than applying salicylic acid, another common
treatment, a new Dutch study finds.
Placebo Pill Gives Boost to Some Women's Sex Drive
THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of women
given a placebo pill to treat a low libido reported improvements in
their sex lives, a finding researchers say is evidence of the
powerful and somewhat mysterious mind-body connection surrounding
arousal and desire.
Severe Acne May Increase Suicidal Thoughts in Teens
THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Increased risk of
depression and suicidal thoughts among teens with severe acne may
be related to the acne itself, and not acne medications, the
results of a new study suggest.
Brain Anomalies Found in Moms With Postpartum Depression
THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women with postpartum
depression have differences in brain functioning that may interfere
not only with how they process their own emotions, but also with
their ability to be responsive to the emotions of their infants,
new research suggests.
Use of Marijuana, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine on Rise in U.S.
THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Illegal drug use in the
United States increased from 2008 to 2009, federal drug officials
reported Thursday, citing growing acceptance of marijuana and an
upswing in ecstasy and methamphetamine use.
Feeling Introspective? Your Brain Structure May Be Key
THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Why is it that some
people are much better at turning their thoughts inward and
reflecting on their decisions than others? The answer,
neuroscientists say, may come down partly to differences in brain
More Evidence That Glucosamine, Chondroitin Won't Help Ailing Joints
THURSDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Although millions take
supplements containing glucosamine and chondroitin to relieve the
pain of osteoarthritis in their hips and knees, there is no
evidence that these supplements have any healing effect, finds a
new analysis of large-scale studies.