Gentle Horses Help Rein in Autism in Kids
THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Over the eight years that
Mary Cusack has been raising her son, Nicky, she's become familiar
with finger 'stims' -- the repetitive hand movements that Nicky and
others with autism often display. If left unchecked, Nicky's
stimming can interfere with everyday activities.
Human Sperm Gene Hasn't Changed for 600 Million Years
THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The gene in men that's
responsible for sperm production is 600 million years old and
appears to be the only gene exclusively required for sperm
production in creatures ranging from insects to mammals.
Gay Couples Vulnerable to HIV When Monogamy Is Unsure
THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that 8
percent of gay male couples surveyed in the San Francisco area have
differing views about whether their relationships are monogamous --
potentially putting some men at an unknowing risk of being infected
Scientists Create 'Malaria-Proof' Mosquito
THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- In what might someday be a
major advance against one of the world's most devastating diseases,
researchers say they've created a mosquito that is unable to infect
humans with malaria.
No-Shame Programs May Appeal to Obese
THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people prefer
lifestyle change programs to help them shed excess pounds, rather
than strategies that focus only on weight loss, a new study
Mom's Mental State Influenced Kids' Well-Being After 9/11: Study
THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- For New York City
preschoolers, having a mother with lingering mental health issues
after the 9/11 attacks influenced how they fared emotionally more
than whether the children had actually witnessed the attacks, a new
New Private Health Plans Must Offer Preventive Care
WEDNESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- New private health plans
must cover preventive services such as blood pressure tests and
cancer screenings with no cost-sharing requirements for consumers,
according to new U.S. regulations issued Wednesday.
Arthroscopic Hip Surgery May Help Athletes Get Back to Play
THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The use of minimally
invasive "arthroscopic" surgery to treat painful disorders of the
hip offers athletes who undergo the procedure a good shot at
ultimately resuming their respective sport at a highly competitive
level, a new study suggests.
More Americans Abusing Prescription Painkillers
THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Substance abuse treatment
admissions for non-medical use of prescription pain relievers have
increased more than 400 percent over 10 years, according to a new
government study released Thursday.
Diabetics Urged to Confer With Their Doctor About Avandia Use
THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- One day after a U.S.
advisory panel recommended that the controversial diabetes drug
Avandia stay on the market -- albeit with added restrictions --
several medical organizations are urging patients not to change
their medications before consulting a health-care professional.