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  • Be Your Child's Valentine

    Posted: 02/20/2017

    Be Your Child's Valentine SUNDAY, Feb. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Valentine's Day is two days away, and it's a great day to show your kids a little extra loving, child health experts say. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers the following advice on making your kids feel special on the holiday and every day. Be positive and encouraging when talking with your children. Avoid mockery, sarcasm and put-downs. Set a good example on how to deal with other people and use words such as "I'm sorry," ...

  • Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow

    Posted: 02/20/2017

    Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Shoveling is the probable reason why men are more likely to suffer a heart attack after a heavy snowfall, researchers report. In a new study, investigators analyzed data on heart attacks between the months of November and April in the province of Quebec between 1981 and 2014. About 60 percent of hospital admissions and deaths due to heart attack were in men. The findings showed that men's risk of heart attack hospital...

  • Brain Differences Hint at Why Autism Is More Common in Males

    Posted: 02/16/2017

    Brain Differences Hint at Why Autism Is More Common in Males WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Structural differences in the male brain might explain why autism is more common in men than women, a new study suggests. Women were three times more likely to have autism spectrum disorder if their brain anatomy resembled more closely what is typically seen in male brains, the European researchers reported. "Specifically, these females had much thicker than normal cortical areas, a trait generally s...

  • Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV

    Posted: 02/12/2017

    Black Americans Still Undertreated for HIV FRIDAY, Feb. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although progress has been made, blacks in America are still being hit harder by HIV/AIDS, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC study found that of more than 12,200 black men and women diagnosed with HIV in 2014, nearly 22 percent had progressed to AIDS by the time they were diagnosed. That means diagnosis and treatment is often coming too late. Moreover, among all black Ame...

  • Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk

    Posted: 02/09/2017

    Breast Density May Be Leading Indicator of Cancer Risk THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose breasts are predominantly made up of more dense, glandular tissue face higher odds for breast cancer, a new study finds. The researchers added that, based on their study of 200,000 women, breast density may be the most important gauge of breast cancer risk, eclipsing family history of the disease and other risk factors. "The most significant finding in this study is the impact of breast density ...

  • Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women

    Posted: 02/09/2017

    Better Sleep Could Mean Better Sex for Older Women WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A more satisfying sex life may be only a good night's sleep away for women over 50, new research finds. Researchers led by Dr. Juliana Kling of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., tracked data from nearly 94,000 women aged 50 to 79. The investigators found that 31 percent had insomnia, and a little more than half (56 percent) said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their sex life. But too little sleep...

  • Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

    Posted: 02/08/2017

    Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Among teens and young adults with bipolar disorder, researchers have linked brain differences to an increased suicide risk. About half of people with bipolar disorder -- marked by extreme mood swings -- attempt suicide and as many as one in five dies by suicide, the study authors said. For the new study, teens and young adults with bipolar disorder underwent brain scans. Compared with those who had not...

  • Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate

    Posted: 02/07/2017

    Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Brain imaging enabled four severely "locked-in" patients -- all conscious and aware but unable to communicate -- to answer yes-and-no questions, researchers report. One patient, at the request of his family, was asked whether he'd allow his daughter to marry her boyfriend. Nine out of 10 times, he said no, the researchers said. Scientists were impressed by the study findings, which involved advanced brain-com...

  • Bilingual People May Have an Edge Against Alzheimer's

    Posted: 02/06/2017

    Bilingual People May Have an Edge Against Alzheimer's MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who speak two or more languages appear to weather the ravages of Alzheimer's disease better than people who have only mastered one language, a new Italian study suggests. Bilingual people with Alzheimer's outperformed single-language speakers in short- and long-term memory tasks, even though scans showed more severe deterioration in brain metabolism among the bilingual participants, the scientists said...

  • Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia

    Posted: 02/06/2017

    Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting Dementia MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mentally stimulating activities can protect your brain against aging, even if you're genetically predisposed toward dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports. Activities that keep the brain busy -- using a computer, crafting, playing games and participating in social activities -- appear to lower the risk of age-related mental decline in people 70 and older, the Mayo Clinic study found. "These kind of comm...