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Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery
Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests infants may recover better after some kinds of surgery if they receive local anesthesia -- which only numbs part of the body -- in...
Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life
Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism have a better chance of finding and keeping a job if they can effectively perform basic daily tasks, such as bathing, brushing...
Little Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity, Study Says
Little Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity, Study Says WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing vitamin D toxicity is rare, researchers have found. With vitamin D supplementation on the rise, investigators set out to assess the odds o...
Learn to Recognize the Signs of an Alcohol Problem
Learn to Recognize the Signs of an Alcohol Problem TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 17 million Americans suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. But not everyone can tell when heavy drinking crosses the line to alcoholism. To help p...
Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say
Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patricia Harrington is many things: a woman in her 60s, a successful physicist and radiation oncology programmer, and currentl...
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments, according to a new report. The...
Limiting Innings Pitched Doesn't Prevent Injuries: Study
Limiting Innings Pitched Doesn't Prevent Injuries: Study FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting the number of innings that young professional pitchers pitch doesn't reduce their risk of arm injuries, a new study says. The study also found...
Long-Distance Runners May Have More 'Desirable' Genes: Study
Long-Distance Runners May Have More 'Desirable' Genes: Study WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among humans' hunter-gatherer ancestors, males who were good distance runners may have been more desirable to females, a new study suggests. "The...
Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often
Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who are chronically lonely visit the doctor more often than those who feel more socially connected, according to a new study. The findings suggest that tak...
Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds
Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to reopen blocked arteries in the legs of frail nursing home residents rarely gets them back on their feet, a new study shows. In fact...