Parents Can Help Limit Kids' Exposure to Medical Imaging
MONDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Outdoor summer fun can
sometimes lead to falls and injuries in children, so parents would
be wise to get informed about the use of medical imaging tests
before an emergency occurs that requires X-rays or CT scans, an
New Guidelines Urge Earlier Therapy for HIV Patients
SUNDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Starting antiretroviral
treatment (ART) when an HIV patient has no symptoms can prevent the
progressive immune system destruction that leads to AIDS, according
to new treatment guidelines released by the International AIDS
Researchers Use Ecstasy to Treat PTSD
MONDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- A small study suggests that
the illicit "club drug" Ecstasy may have one positive use: making
psychotherapy more effective for people with post-traumatic stress
Voice Recorders Seem to Help Detect Autism
MONDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- An analysis of soundtracks
from a recording system worn by young children might detect
differences in vocalization and help researchers identify those
children who may have autism or language delays, a new study
Could PCBs Help Boost Blood Pressure?
MONDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- People in an Alabama city
who had higher levels of the chemicals known as PCBs in their
bodies were much more likely to have high blood pressure, a recent
study found, but it's not clear if the PCBs actually caused their
Can Cell Phones Cause Another Kind of Ringing?
MONDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- Regular cell phone use may
increase the risk of developing persistent ringing in the ear -- a
condition known as tinnitus, a small Austrian study suggests.
Vaginal Gel Cuts Risk of HIV Infection, Study Shows
MONDAY, July 19 (HealthDay News) -- A vaginal gel applied
consistently before and after sex reduced the risk of HIV infection
by more than half, according to a study presented Monday at the
International AIDS Conference in Vienna.