Study of Twins Shows How Smoking Ages the Face
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A study comparing the
faces of identical twins confirms what many smokers fear -- the
habit does prematurely age a person's skin, taking a serious toll
on looks even after just five years.
Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health
TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Activities such as
gardening, do-it-yourself projects and housework may be as good as
formal exercise when it comes to reducing the risk for heart attack
and stroke, Swedish researchers say.
New Batch of Alzheimer's Genes Discovered
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have
pinpointed 11 new genes linked to late-onset Alzheimer's disease,
doubling the number of potential targets for drug development.
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds
MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Children, even those without
severe medical conditions, can die from the flu in as little as
three days after symptoms appear, U.S. health officials warn.
Brain-Imaging Drug Approved for Alzheimer's Detection
FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Vizamyl (flutemetamol F 18
injection) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration for use with positron emission tomography (PET)
imaging of the brain to screen adults for signs of Alzheimer's
disease and other forms of dementia.