Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 10 years after the 9/11 attacks, residents and workers exposed to dust and fumes at the World Trade Center site appear prone to persistent, sometimes severe headaches, new research suggests.
Blacks in Nursing Homes Vaccinated Less Than Whites
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds a racial disparity in flu and pneumococcal vaccination rates among U.S. nursing-home residents: Blacks were 13 percent to 15 percent less likely to get vaccinated than whites.
Migraine Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People with migraines are more likely to have heart attacks, a new study shows, but the exact reason why the two conditions are linked is still unclear.
Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Despite public awareness campaigns, almost half of all American women still don't know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, new research finds.
Physical Changes in Brain Linked to Altered Spirituality
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Damage to specific parts of the brain boosted levels of spiritual thinking and feeling in patients, a finding that adds new insight into the connection between religious attitudes and the physical makeup of the mind, researchers say.
Autism-Related Hypersensitivity Better Understood
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they've gained greater understanding of fragile X syndrome, which causes autism and mental retardation, by studying the brain circuitry of mice.
New Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental Illnesses Proposed
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time in more than a decade, the American Psychiatric Association has announced proposed changes to the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), long considered the "Bible" of psychiatry.