Brains of People with Autism Focus More on Visual Skills
MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of people with
autism concentrate more resources in areas devoted to visual
perception, resulting in less activity in areas used to plan and
control thoughts and actions, says a new study.
Scientists Spot 5 New Alzheimer's Genes
SUNDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The identification of five
new genes associated with Alzheimer's disease is a major advance
that will help improve understanding of what causes the condition,
say the scientists who pinpointed the genes.
Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem
SUNDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- The earliest known case of
coronary artery disease has been found in the 3,550-year-old mummy
of an Egyptian princess. She lived between 1580 and 1550 B.C., and
died in her early 40s, say researchers.
HPV Might Be Linked to Lung Cancer
MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Human papillomavirus (HPV),
a common sexually transmitted virus that accounts for most cases of
cervical cancer, may also play a role in lung cancer, researchers
Evidence Weak to Support Many Medications for Autism: Study
MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Little evidence supports the
use of most medications for treating autism in children, with the
exception of the anti-psychotic drugs risperidone and aripiprazole
that have shown success in controlling severely disruptive,
hyperactive and repetitive behaviors, a new study shows.
Yoga May Also Calm a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat
SATURDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- In a small preliminary
study, the ancient art of yoga appeared to halve the number of
episodes of a potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as
Clamp Device for Leaky Heart Valve Seems Effective
MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive
treatment for mitral regurgitation -- a leaky heart valve condition
common among seniors -- appears to be as effective as open-heart
surgery, new research suggests.
Minimally Invasive Heart-Valve Procedure Shows Promise: Study
SUNDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental, minimally
invasive procedure to place a new valve in a damaged heart is as
good as conventional open-heart surgery, although it comes with a
higher risk of stroke, researchers reported Sunday.
Could Pop Music Be Linked to Depression?
MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- A preliminary study of
American kids suggests a connection between listening to pop music
and suffering from major depressive disorder.
Bypass Surgery Best for Some Heart Failure Patients
MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- At first glance, patients
suffering from heart failure because of blocked coronary arteries
appear to fare as well in terms of overall survival whether they
have bypass surgery or rely on medication alone, a new study seems
Nerve Stimulation Device Approved to Restore Bowel Control
MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Medtronic's InterStim
implanted electrical stimulation device has been approved by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help restore bowel control in
people with chronic fecal incontinence, the company said in a news