Health Tip: Touch, Sing and Play With Baby
(HealthDay News) -- It's important for parents and their newborn
infants to bond. While the process sometimes seems to occur
naturally, it often takes lots of time and effort.
Study Pinpoints New Abnormality in 'Athlete's Heart'
THURSDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- A heart characteristic
linked to sudden cardiac death is more common in athletes than
non-athletes, and black male athletes are much more likely to have
this characteristic than other athletes, a new study finds.
Use of Ecstasy, Speed by Teens Tied to Later Depression
WEDNESDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who use the party
drugs ecstasy (MDMA) and speed (methamphetamine and/or amphetamine)
appear to face a notably higher risk of depression afterward, new
Canadian research suggests.
Diabetes Groups Issue New Guidelines on Blood Sugar
THURSDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes is a
complex metabolic disorder, and treating the disease often requires
a personalized, multi-pronged approach, say new expert guidelines
on treating high blood sugar levels, issued Thursday.
Early Use of MS Drug May Cut Likelihood of Progression
THURSDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new three-year study
finds that a multiple sclerosis drug is more likely to prevent
patients from progressing to a definite form of MS if it's given
early in patients who appear to be ill.
Bedbugs Can Infest Your Office, Too
THURSDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Add bedbugs to your list
of potential occupational health hazards. A new report reveals
nearly half of the employees of a U.S. government office in
Tennessee were bitten by the blood-thirsty invaders while at
'No Regrets' Outlook May Make for Sunnier Old Age
THURSDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Riddled with regret over
missed opportunities? You may want to let it go. A new study
suggests that being able to set aside regret might make for happier
years later in life.
Basketball Legend Pat Summitt Leaving as Tennessee Women's Coach
THURSDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Less than one year after
revealing that she had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's
disease, celebrated women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is
stepping aside as head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady
Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
THURSDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- In what the researchers
say is the largest study on the issue to date, adults who consumed
higher amounts of low-fat dairy products also had a somewhat lower
long-term risk of stroke.