Praying for Others Seems to Help Anger Fade
WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Saying a prayer for
another person may help people control their negative emotions
after being insulted by a stranger, researchers report.
Health Tip: Prepare For Your Next Check-Up
(HealthDay News) -- Regular visits with your doctor should be
more than a formality. They're your chance to take charge of your
medical care by finding out what preventive services you need and
when you need them, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Little Oversight on Ingredients in 'Senior' Dog Food, Experts Say
WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Even though most
Americans might believe that "senior" dog food is formulated
differently than food for young adult dogs and pups, experts say
that brands can vary widely in their ingredients and there are no
requirements for what goes in foods for older canines.
Longer Breast-Feeding May Be Key to Bigger Brains
WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Longer periods of
pregnancy and breast-feeding in mammals are associated with larger
brain growth in offspring, which explains why human babies remain
dependent on their mother for so long, say researchers.
Digital Divide Opens Up in Patient Use of Online Medical Records
WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to taking
advantage of Internet-based medical information in the form of
physician-provided online "personal health records," some American
patients are more plugged in than others, new research reveals.
Obesity Could Raise Risks of General Anesthesia
WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients are twice
as likely as non-obese patients to develop serious airway
complications while under a general anesthetic, a new study has
Most Americans Seem to Have Healthy Levels of Vitamin D
WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly two-thirds of
U.S. residents have sufficient levels of vitamin D levels, but
about a fourth of the population is at risk for vitamin D
inadequacy and 8 percent are at risk for vitamin D deficiency, a
new federal government study indicates.
New Drug May Boost Hepatitis C Treatment
WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the new drug
boceprevir to the current two-drug treatment for hepatitis C
appears significantly more effective than the standard therapy,
according to two new studies.
FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD
WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- An expert panel convened
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is meeting Wednesday
and Thursday to see if there's a link between commonly used food
dyes and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and if
so, what should be done.
Levels of Radiation in Wash. State Milk No Threat to Health: FDA
WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- In an update to its
ongoing radiation monitoring following the Fukushima Daiichi
reactor crisis in Japan, U.S. government officials announced late
Wednesday that milk sampled March 25 in Washington state contained
low levels of radiation not likely to cause harm to humans.