More Regular Meals May Improve Dementia Care
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Helping people with
dementia to eat more regularly improves their physical health and
may lower symptoms of depression, a small new study from Taiwan
Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Autism,
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depression,
bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may all share common genetic
risk factors, a new study says.
Fiscal Standoff Could Cause Financial Pain for Health Care
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- "Sequestration" is
Washington-speak for the approximately $85 billion in annual
federal spending cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Those cuts were originally set to take effect on Jan. 1, but were
delayed in the deal to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff" of tax
increases and budget reductions.
Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- As the flu season
continues to pack a punch for some Americans, new research suggests
there might be a simple way to reduce the risk for infection in an
indoor setting: hike up humidity levels.
1 in 5 Americans Knows a Victim of Gun Violence: Poll
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- One in five Americans
knows a victim of gun violence and four in 10 are worried about
becoming the victim of gun violence, according to a new poll
released by the Kaiser Family Foundation.