'Locally Grown' May Mean Healthier, But Not Always
FRIDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- "Locally grown" has become a
catchphrase for healthy and environmentally friendly foodstuffs.
It's a concept that has made many Americans scan their
supermarkets' shelves for signs that the foods they buy have been
Farmer's Markets Reflect Go-Local Boom
FRIDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Elanor O'Brien and her
husband, Jack, have worked the fields of Persephone Farm in
Lebanon, Ore., since 1985, growing fresh produce for the
Health Tip: Understanding Torticollis
(HealthDay News) -- Torticollis is congenital condition that is
generally noticed within the first six to eight weeks after a baby
is born, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Statins, Painkillers May Upset PSA Test Results
FRIDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Some of the most widely
prescribed drugs in the United States may skew results of prostate
cancer screening tests, possibly causing errors in diagnoses, a new
Surgeons' Group Weighs In on Football Injury Prevention
FRIDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- With football season about to
begin, it's time to remind players, parents and coaches how to
prevent head and spinal cord injuries, says the American
Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Breast Abscesses Linked to Smoking, Nipple Piercings
FRIDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking greatly increases the
risk of breast abscesses, painful inflammatory lesions that are
difficult to treat and tend to recur at rates as high as 40 to 50
percent, a new study has found.
Rotavirus Vaccine Trials Show Positive Results in Africa, Asia
FRIDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies find that a
vaccine against rotavirus is safe and effective in preventing
severe rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVG), which is characterized by
diarrhea, vomiting and fever, and causes the deaths of more than
half a million children worldwide each year.
Could Lifestyle Changes Cut Dementia Rates?
FRIDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- It may be possible to lower
the incidence of dementia by reducing rates of diabetes and
depression, boosting education, and increasing fruit and vegetable
consumption, according to a new study.
How Parents Come to Accept Down Syndrome Diagnosis
FRIDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The negative feelings parents
first experience when told their child has Down syndrome in most
cases will eventually turn into joy and resilience, U.S.