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Timing of Lunch, Recess May Determine What Kids Eat
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:01:00 GMT
SUNDAY, April 23, 2017 -- Ask kids what their favorite part of the school day is and most will say lunch and recess. But the timing of these events matters when it comes to what children eat and how much physical activity they get, researchers...
Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:00:14 GMT
SUNDAY, April 23, 2017 -- Your tendency to indulge in chocolate, go heavy on salt, or eat veggies may be tied to certain gene variants, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 800 adults, found links between several genes and people's food...
Could Breast Milk Tests Replace Mammograms?
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:36 GMT
SATURDAY, April 22, 2017 -- Breast-milk analysis may someday offer an alternative to mammograms for women in their childbearing years, new research suggests. Because mammography isn't well-suited to the dense breasts of younger women, scientists...
Cleaning, Greening Vacant Lots May Help Fight Crime
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:04:02 GMT
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- Tidying up that vacant lot in your community may help curb crime in the area, researchers say. In a new study, Michigan State University researchers compared crime statistics from 2005 through 2014 in Flint, Mich., with...
Many Students Reluctant to Use Asthma Inhalers at School
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:04:58 GMT
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- The thought of having to pull out an inhaler in the middle of school might stop some kids with asthma from breathing better, a study of British schoolchildren suggests. An online survey of almost 700 students with asthma...
Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:04:35 GMT
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- Lack of financial skills is a big pothole on the road to independence for many young adults with autism, a new study indicates. University of Missouri researchers interviewed 16- to 25-year-olds with autism. Most...
150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:04:26 GMT
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- An old standby drug seems to help patients with advanced Parkinson's disease through the difficult times when their usual medication stops working, a new trial suggests. As the movement disorder progresses, the...
Moms-to-Be Are Heeding Store Warnings About Alcohol
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:04:22 GMT
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- Signs in stores warning about the harms of drinking during pregnancy appear to work: New research shows boozing by mothers-to-be has declined 11 percent in states that require such postings. Those states have also seen a...
Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:04:15 GMT
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- Opioid addicts who get their medical care in settings such as primary care offices and hospitals, rather than addiction centers, are 10 times more likely to die than patients without substance abuse disorders, a new study...
When to Make Use of the Nose in a Medical Emergency
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:04:11 GMT
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- A growing number of U.S. emergency rooms are giving patients medication through the nose instead of via injections or IVs, new research shows. The new approach "is easy, fast and noninvasive," wrote emergency department...
You Can Probably Credit Your Genes for These Facial Features
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:04:41 GMT
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- How likely is your baby to have Mom's button nose or Dad's chiseled cheeks? New research suggests the odds are good. Based on a study of nearly 1,000 twin girls in the United Kingdom, researchers say they've pinpointed...
At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:04:36 GMT
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- Crossing a busy street requires calculations too complex for kids younger than 14, a new study finds. In simulated experiments, University of Iowa researchers found children lack the perceptual judgment and physical skills...
Stop and Smell the Roses at Work
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:04:09 GMT
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- Colds and the flu aren't the only things you can catch at work. Research shows that rudeness can be just as contagious, quickly infecting and eroding your work atmosphere. Being overworked and rushed can leave people...
Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:04:05 GMT
FRIDAY, April 21, 2017 -- Some women really want to give birth at home, but for certain moms-to-be that choice can be risky, a new study suggests. There are women who have issues that can increase risks in pregnancy but are still likely to have...
Health Highlights: April 21, 2017
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:04:00 GMT
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Distributors, Retailers Over Opioid Crisis Six of the top drug distributors and pharmacies in the United States...
Health Tip: Pregnant Women Need Omega-3 Fats
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:04:49 GMT
-- Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in fatty fish, are an essential part of a healthy diet during pregnancy. Opt for these safer sources, recommends the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Choose fish that are low in mercury, such as...
Health Tip: Dealing With Foot Arthritis
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:04:12 GMT
-- Just about everyone has occasional foot pain, but persistent symptoms may signal foot arthritis. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests seeing a doctor about: Having swelling that affects one or more joints. Having ongoing...
When Is It Safe to Drive With Type 1 Diabetes?
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:04:08 GMT
THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 -- Having type 1 diabetes can raise your chances of crashing while driving, but new research offers a checklist that helps determine whether it is safe for you to get behind the wheel. The wrong amounts of insulin and other...
Brain May Be Organized by Functions, Not Body Parts
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:04:42 GMT
THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 -- Scientists have long believed that different parts of the brain control different parts of the body. But new research suggests the human mind may instead be organized by specific functions. "It's kind of mind-blowing for...
Immune-Based Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:04:53 GMT
THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 -- An experimental immune-system therapy appears safe for people with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. And it may ease symptoms in some, a preliminary study suggests. The findings are based on just six patients, and...

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