Sleep Plays Important Role in Chronic Disease: Report
WEDNESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Too much or too little
sleep may increase your risk of developing chronic conditions such
as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular
disease, research shows.
Medical Studies Involving Kids May Be Prone to Bias
WEDNESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- A review of nearly 150
recently published studies on children's health found that
approximately half were at serious risk for bias and distorted
results, researchers say.
Dengue Infection Re-Emerges in Florida: CDC
WEDNESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials
monitoring residents of Key West, Fla., for exposure to dengue
virus were alarmed to find that more than 5 percent of the
population (about 1,000 people) were exposed to the pathogen in
Excess Weight in Older Women Linked to Diminished Memory
WEDNESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women who are
overweight may have yet another motivation to take off those excess
pounds: The more a postmenopausal woman weighs, the worse her
memory, researchers have found.
Rare Blood Vessel Disease Could Have New Treatment Option
WEDNESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- A drug already used to
treat lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis shows promise as an option
to treat rare forms of vasculitis, a disease affecting the blood
vessels, according to two new studies.
New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis Proposed
WEDNESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- A draft proposal that
would update the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease for
the first time in 25 years has just been presented to Alzheimer's
New Private Health Plans Must Offer Preventive Care
WEDNESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- New private health plans
must cover preventive services such as blood pressure tests and
cancer screenings with no cost-sharing requirements for consumers,
according to new U.S. regulations issued Wednesday.