Kids + Sports = Risk for Concussion
FRIDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Your child takes a hard hit
during a football game. Or a nasty fall caused by a failed
When It Comes to the Head, No Hit Is Normal
FRIDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Tommy Mallon was
hard-charging through his final high school lacrosse game in San
Diego, running full-tilt downfield in pursuit of a ball.
Some Fake ADHD to Get Meds, Special Treatment
FRIDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- While attention-deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a real and pervasive condition,
new research suggests there is a cluster of kids and adults who
successfully fake the condition either to get drugs or gain special
privileges in school.
Health Tip: Treating Rotavirus at Home
(HealthDay News) -- By the time they reach age 5, nearly all
children will have had a rotavirus infection. If severe enough, the
infection can lead to severe diarrhea and dehydration.
Health Tip: Understanding PCOS
(HealthDay News) -- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health
condition affecting women that's believed caused by a hormonal
imbalance. It's characterized by numerous small cysts that develop
in the ovaries, and by missed or irregular menstrual periods.
HIV Virus May Hide in Brain
FRIDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The brain can be a
convenient hiding place for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Food Better Than Supplements for Cancer Prevention: Expert
FRIDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Nutritional supplements are
popular among Americans but people need to educate themselves and
use caution when using these products to try to reduce their risk
of cancer, says a University of Texas expert.
Youth Smoking Rates Now Stalled
FRIDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Although teen smoking rates
dropped in the past decade, they have stalled in recent years,
which means increased tobacco prevention efforts are needed, a new
U.S. government study shows.