1 in 10 Child Athletes Injured, Experts Say
FRIDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Sports participation among
children and teens is a welcome trend, as it teaches teamwork and
lays the groundwork for lifelong exercise, experts agree. Not so
good, however, are the high rates of injury.
Recession May Be Changing Americans' Attitudes Toward Work
FRIDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Recession-linked job
insecurity has many Americans questioning the sacrifices they make
for work, such as having less time for family, leisure and
self-improvement activities, a new study suggests.
Flu Meeting Highlights Latest Research
THURSDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- As another flu season
approaches, with the memory of last season's H1N1 pandemic flu
still fresh in the minds of many, scientists gathered Thursday to
present the latest research on the flu virus and attempts to
vaccinate against it.
Iraq War Vet, Daytime TV Star Turns Scars Into Inspiration
FRIDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- You might have seen J.R.
Martinez on ABC's
All My Children, where he plays an Iraq War vet with severe
burns across much of his body who led his fiancée to believe he was
dead rather than reveal his injuries.
Disaster Planners Should Give Higher Priority to Kids: Survey
FRIDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Children should receive
higher priority in disaster preparedness and response plans,
according to the majority of people who took part in a recent
survey conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the
Children's Health Fund.
Mosquito Evolution May Make It Harder to Fight Malaria: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Complicating efforts to
combat malaria, new research indicates that two physically
identical strains of a single mosquito responsible for most disease
transmissions appear to be evolving into two genetically distinct
MRSA Strain With Outbreak Potential Among Reports at Disease Conference
FRIDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- An increasingly stubborn
strain of methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a common bacterial infection
acquired in hospitals, has been identified in Ohio, according to
research presented at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases
Society of America.