Experts Believe Many Birth Defects Are Preventable
FRIDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- There are few things more
chilling to expectant parents than the possibility that their child
might come into the world with a birth defect that threatens the
child's health or life.
Prison Games Hint at Psychopathy, Brain Damage: Study
FRIDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of prisoners and
game-playing suggests that there's a link between damage to a
specific part of the brain and psychopathic behavior, although it's
not clear how they're connected.
In Mice, Oxygen Slows Wrinkling Due to UV Rays
FRIDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of oxygen may
slow the development of wrinkles by reducing skin damage caused by
ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation from the sun - at least in mice,
Japanese researchers report.
Minnesota Smoking Bans Didn't Lead to Job Loss
FRIDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking bans in Minnesota's
Twin Cities did not lead to job losses at bars and may actually
have helped create more jobs at restaurants, a new study finds.
Complications Shorten Stroke Patients' Lives
THURSDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Complications from stroke,
such as pneumonia or a secondary stroke, can shorten the lives of
patients by an average of two years, researchers report.