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Vocabulary at 2 May Help Predict Kindergarten Success
Vocabulary at 2 May Help Predict Kindergarten Success TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with a larger speaking vocabulary at age 2 are better prepared for kindergarten, a new study shows. And prior research has shown that kids who fu...
Video Games Linked to Aggression, Psychologists' Group Says
Video Games Linked to Aggression, Psychologists' Group Says TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There is a link between violent video games and higher levels of aggression in players, according to a new report from a leading group of psychologi...
Vitamin D Supplements Little Help for Obese Teens, Study Finds
Vitamin D Supplements Little Help for Obese Teens, Study Finds FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamin D supplements does not benefit obese teens and may actually harm their health, new research indicates. Studies have suggested a lin...
Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S.
Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S. THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox cases in the United States have dropped sharply since a vaccine against the disease became available in 1995, a new study shows. Also, hospitalizatio...
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection
Vaccine Combo Shows Promise Against Common, Dangerous Infection WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they are closer to finding a vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common illness that few recognize by name but...
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Strengthen Older Women's Bones: Study
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Strengthen Older Women's Bones: Study MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D do not appear to protect postmenopausal women from the dangers of osteoporosis, new research indicates. "While high-dose...
Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors
Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin B12 supplements are known to benefit seniors with severe B12 deficiency, but they may not help those who are just moderately deficient, a new study s...
Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study
Viruses, Not Bacteria, Reponsible for Many Pneumonia Cases: Study WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Viruses cause more pneumonia-related hospitalizations among American adults than bacteria, although the cause of the lung infection is undet...
Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Spreading to New Regions
Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Spreading to New Regions MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mosquitoes typically found in tropical regions are expanding into new areas, including the United States, where they could transmit disease, a new study finds....
Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study
Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The 2014-15 flu vaccine was less effective than expected due to a new mutation in the flu virus, a new study shows. The mutation in t...