Health Tip: Playtime Is Important
(HealthDay News) -- Playtime is more than a source of amusement
for kids and their parents. It teaches toddlers social skills, how
to pay attention and to use their imagination, says the American
Academy of Pediatrics.
Health Tip: Diet Can Help Irritable Bowel Symptoms
(HealthDay News) -- While controlling stress and taking certain
medications can help manage symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS), monitoring your diet and eating habits can have the most
significant impact, the American Dietetic Association says.
Anesthesiologists Spreading Germs During Surgery: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A disturbing new study
finds that bacteria often contaminate the hands of those who give
anesthesia to surgical patients, and those germs contribute to
disease transmission during operations.
Drug Abuse Treatment Rates on the Rise: U.S. Report
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Admissions for alcohol
abuse treatment have remained the same in parts of the Midwest and
South while dropping elsewhere in the United States, while
treatment rates for illegal drugs are increasing across the
country, especially for marijuana abuse, according to a new
Doctors Urged to Admit Fatigue Before Performing Surgery
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new commentary calls on
doctors to disclose when they're deprived of sleep and not perform
surgery unless a patient gives written consent after being informed
of their surgeon's status.
U.S. Researchers Find New Way to Gauge Rare Genetic Condition
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Federal researchers say
they've gained insight into how to analyze the risks facing people
with a rare immune system-weakening condition called chronic
granulomatous disease, paving the way toward more personalized
Delaying Sex Might Strengthen Marriage
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Having sex early in a
relationship may lead to less satisfying marriages because couples
can fail to develop important skills to communicate well and
resolve conflicts, new research suggests.