Health Tip: Explaining Frontotemporal Dementia
(HealthDay News) -- Frontotemporal dementia is caused by
shrinking parts of the brain that affect cognitive functions
including memory, awareness, perception and behavior. It was once
known as Pick's disease.
Adding Monounsaturated Fats to Diet May Boost Heart Health
MONDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The success of a
low-cholesterol diet can be improved by adding monounsaturated fat
(MUFA), which are commonly found in nuts, seeds, avocados, and oils
such as olive oil, canola oil and sunflower oil, new research
Weekend Admissions Worse for Stroke Victims: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients are more
likely to die if they're admitted to the hospital on the weekend
instead of a weekday, regardless of the severity of the stroke, a
new study finds.
High-Calorie Drinks Still Widely Sold in U.S. Elementary Schools
MONDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the setting of
national guidelines that discourage the sale of high-calorie,
sugary beverages to kids in elementary schools, a new U.S. study
finds that many young children are still able to get those types of
drinks while at school.
Concussion Should Sideline Athletes: Neurologists
MONDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Any athlete believed to have
suffered a concussion should be removed from play until evaluated
by a physician who is trained in assessing and managing sports
concussions, says a new position statement issued by the American
Academy of Neurology.
Afinitor Approved for Rare Genetic Disorder
MONDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Afinitor (everolimus) has
received expanded approval from the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA)
associated with tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder.
Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009
MONDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Among children hospitalized
with the pandemic H1N1 flu last year in California, more than
one-fourth ended up in intensive care units or died, California
Department of Public Health researchers report.
Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold
MONDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- There may not be a cure for
the common cold, but people who exercise regularly seem to have
fewer and milder colds, a new study suggests.
Teflaro Sanctioned for Bacterial Infections
MONDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The injected antibiotic
Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil) has been approved by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration to treat bacterial infections including
community acquired bacterial pneumonia and methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the agency said in a news