Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings
THURSDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- You're likely looking
forward to spending plenty of time with family and friends over the
holidays, but you should take steps to ensure you and everyone else
avoids getting the flu, advises an expert at Ryerson University in
Gene Could Play Role in 'Intersex' Conditions
THURSDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- An international team of
scientists have pinpointed a gene mutation that they believe could
be key to so-called "intersex" conditions, in which biologically
male or female children develop or display some of the physical
characteristics of the opposite sex.
Employer Insurance Costs Rising for Workers
THURSDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Although premiums for
employer health insurance have risen 41 percent since 2003, new
research says that employees are getting less bang for their
Brain Scan Might Someday Spot Autism
THURSDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A type of brain imaging
that measures the circuitry of brain connections may someday be
used to diagnose autism, new research suggests.
Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say
THURSDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Maintaining a healthy
lifestyle can cut your risk for first-time stroke by 80 percent,
according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association and
the American Stroke Association.
U.S. Government Sets New Health Goals for 2020
THURSDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- As 2010 winds down, the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced
its next set of 10-year goals for improving the nation's health,
including making dents in rates of obesity, smoking and deaths from
cancer and heart disease.