Sometimes Sleeping on the Job May Be a Good Thing
WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Top U.S. officials who
have taken a hard line against air traffic controllers napping on
the job are missing an opportunity to improve air safety, sleep
Mobile Sensors Track Health of Elderly in Pilot Test
WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- A small pilot study of
wireless mobile sensors used by a group of retirees suggests the
technology may be useful in detecting meaningful changes in
seniors' health, researchers at Dartmouth College report.
Ultrasound May Determine Heart Attack Risk in HIV Patients
WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV are at
increased risk for blood vessel blockages, and new research shows
heart ultrasounds can help determine if these patients are more
likely to suffer a serious or fatal heart attack.
'Virtual Reality' May Help in Parkinson's Therapy
WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- People with Parkinson's
disease are unable to make quick movements, but virtual reality-
and physical reality-based therapies may provide the stimulus
needed to help them move faster, new research suggests.
Delving Into the Mystery of Placebos
WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that
the power of the placebo effect left asthma patients thinking that
real and fake drugs were doing the same level of good, even though
the real medication actually had a much greater physical effect on
Millions of Americans Lack Access to Dental Care: Report
WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- More than 33 million
Americans live in areas with too few dentists to meet their needs,
and millions of children and retirees lack access to good oral
health care because they can't afford it, a new report finds.
Drugs May Prevent HIV Spread Among Heterosexuals
WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Giving antiretroviral
drugs to heterosexuals at high risk of HIV infection can
significantly reduce the chance they will develop the AIDS-causing
virus, two new studies suggest.