Study Reveals New Clue to Sign Language
MONDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Although people move their
mouths when they communicate in sign language, scientists have
debated whether the lip movements were part of signing or whether
they're connected directly to spoken language.
Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines
MONDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- All children and adolescents
6 months of age and older should receive the annual trivalent
influenza vaccine this flu season, according to updated
recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dog Gene Offers Clues to Rare Human Brain Disease
MONDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who discovered a
gene mutation that causes a fatal neurodegenerative disease in
American Staffordshire (Pit Bull) terriers say the same gene may
also be linked to a similar, rare fatal brain disease in
Genetic Studies Find Clues to 'Lou Gehrig's Disease' Risk
MONDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic variations on a
specific chromosome appear to play a role in a fatal motor neuron
condition known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's
disease, two teams of scientists have found.
Concussion Rates Soar Among Younger Kids
MONDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- High school-age athletes are
more likely than younger kids to have sports-related concussions,
but the rate of such injuries in both groups is on the rise, a new
U.S. study suggests.
Smoked Marijuana May Ease Chronic Nerve Pain
MONDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking cannabis, also known
as marijuana, reduced pain in patients with nerve pain stemming
from injuries or surgical complications, new research shows.
New Migraine Gene Discovered
SUNDAY, Aug. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Having a particular
variation of a gene on chromosome 8 may raise the risk of getting
migraines, new research shows.
FDA Finds Rodents, Manure Piles at Farms in Egg Recall
MONDAY, Aug. 30 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health investigators on
Monday detailed a slew of violations that included the presence of
manure pits, rodents and dead flies at two Iowa farms implicated in
the recent egg recall due to salmonella infection.