Health Tip: Omega 3s Are Essential Fatty Acids
(HealthDay News) -- Though the body needs omega 3 fatty acids,
it doesn't make them. So you must get them from foods including
fish, some plants or nut oils, the University of Maryland Medical
Low Vitamin D Linked to Deterioration in Certain Leukemia Patients
FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with a certain type
of leukemia who had insufficient vitamin D levels when their cancer
was diagnosed saw their disease progress much faster and were two
times more likely to die than those with adequate vitamin D levels,
a new study finds.
Gene Variation Linked to Altruism
FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A minor gene variation may
be associated with altruism, an unselfish concern for the welfare
of others, a new study has found.
Sleep Apnea May Shrink Brain's Gray Matter: Study
FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Obstructive sleep apnea may
cause structural defects in the brain's gray matter, resulting in
problems with cognitive functions such as attention and memory, a
new study suggests.
'Stop Smoking' Ads That Target Emotions Seem to Work Best
FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Television ads that
encourage people to quit smoking are most effective when they use a
"why to quit" strategy that includes either graphic images or
personal testimonials, a new study suggests.
Sight of Meat Puts People at Ease, Study Suggests
FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- That feeling of goodwill
when family and friends gather for the Thanksgiving meal may be due
to the fact that the sight of meat on the table calms people, a new
Age Could Affect How Well Cancer Patients Cope
FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Even though they have a
better chance of survival, younger adult cancer patients have more
difficulty coping with the pain and emotional and financial issues
of cancer than older patients, researchers say.
Diabetes Research Made Significant Strides in Past Year
FRIDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Even as the threat of
diabetes continues to grow, scientists have made significant
discoveries in the past year that might one day lead to ways to
stop the blood sugar disease in its tracks.
Severe Acne May Up Suicide Risk: Study
THURSDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Severe acne may
significantly increase suicide risk, and patients taking
isotretinoin (Accutane) for the skin condition should be monitored
for at least a year after treatment ends, Swedish researchers