Virtual Colonoscopy Still Has Its Skeptics
MONDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Whether the most
technologically advanced way to check for colon cancer will become
the standard screening method of the future does not appear to be a
When a Parent Dies Suddenly, Child's Grief May Persist
MONDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Grief experienced by
children and teens after the sudden death of a parent fades over
time for most, but some have more complicated or prolonged grief
that can lead to depression and interfere with normal functioning,
a new study finds.
9/11 Left Permanent Scars on the American Psyche
SUNDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Seven decades and several
wars have past, but the bombing of Pearl Harbor still packs a
psychological punch for many Americans. Enduring as a kind of
national tipping point, it serves as the moment when a stunned
young country shed a provincial sense of isolation and strode onto
the world stage with the now-iconic can-do bravado of the "Greatest
For Many Americans, 9/11 Worries Still Dominate
FRIDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of all the U.S.
adults who experienced physical or psychological problems in the
months following the 9/11 terrorist attacks still struggle with
feelings of fear and anxiety 10 years later, a new
Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found.
Lifetime 'Dose' of Excess Weight Linked to Diabetes Risk
MONDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- It's long been known that
obesity increases diabetes risk, but a new study finds that the
amount of excess weight someone carries -- and how long it's
carried -- can make that risk even higher.
Insulin Spray May Improve Alzheimer's Symptoms
MONDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A nasal insulin spray may
someday help people with mild memory problems or early Alzheimer's
disease improve or preserve their mental functioning, a new small
Eye Antibiotics Can Cause Drug-Resistant Bacteria: Study
MONDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated use of antibiotics
among patients who receive eye injections for such ophthalmic
conditions as age-related macular degeneration can lead to the
emergence of drug-resistant germs, according to a new study.
Heart Devices Like Pacemakers Linked to Infections
MONDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable electronic
devices such as pacemakers and certain defibrillators can help
treat heart conditions and save lives, but these benefits may have
to be weighed against potentially life-threatening and costly
complications, a new study suggests.
Testosterone Levels Seem to Fall With Fatherhood
MONDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that
testosterone levels drop after men become fathers, perhaps because
they don't need to compete with other males for mates anymore and
instead focus on bonding with their children.
Is 'SpongeBob' Too Much for Young Minds?
MONDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Fast-paced TV shows like
"SpongeBob SquarePants" seem to negatively affect children's
concentration levels shortly after watching them, while
slower-paced shows don't, a new study suggests.
NSAID Painkillers Linked to Risk of Kidney Cancer
MONDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The long-term use of
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Advil, Motrin
and Aleve may slightly increase the risk for developing kidney
cancer, Harvard researchers report.