Artificial Turf Helps Football Players With Agility Drills
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- College football players'
times on a standard agility drill were 3 percent faster on
artificial field turf than on natural grass, but there was little
difference in their times for the 40-yard dash, a new study has
Health Tip: Overexposed to the Sun
(HealthDay News) -- Too much exposure to the sun and its
ultraviolet rays can lead to skin cancer, eye damage and other
Scientists Raise Concerns About Flame Retardants
THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Flame retardants used in a
wide range of consumer products pose a threat to human health and
may not even be all that effective, according to a statement signed
by nearly 150 scientists from 22 countries.
PTSD Linked to 'Hyperactivity' in Right Brain
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) The flashbacks experienced
by people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are associated
with heightened activity on the right side of the brain, a new
Kidney Transplants for Elderly Double Over Decade
THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly kidney failure
patients in the United States are twice as likely to get a kidney
transplant as they were in the mid-1990s, although the likelihood
is still low, a new studyfinds.
U.S. Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Study
THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of preschoolers
in the United States are exposed to more than the maximum two hours
per day of screen time from television, computers, video games and
DVDs recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, a new study
Early Humans More Advanced Than Thought
THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) Early humans were using a
highly skilled stone tool sharpening method 75,000 years ago in
Africa, more than 50,000 years earlier than previously believed, a
new study indicates.
Younger Men Not Going to the Doctor Enough, Survey Shows
THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 63 percent of
American men under the age of 30 have visited a primary-care
physician in the past year, compared with more than 85 percent of
men 60 or older, a new men's health survey shows.
Concerns Grow Over Dangers of Caffeinated Alcohol Drinks
THURSDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The debate over the
dangers of alcoholic energy drinks, popular among the young because
they are inexpensive and carry the added punch of caffeine, has
intensified after students at colleges in New Jersey and Washington
state became so intoxicated they wound up in the hospital.
More Older Americans Living With HIV
THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Better treatments are
extending the lives of people with HIV, but aging with the
AIDS-causing virus takes a toll that will challenge the health care
system, a new report says.
Brain's Error-Detection System Demystified
THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new study provides
insight into the brain's ability to detect and correct errors, such
as typos, even when someone is working on "autopilot."
Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Poor Sperm Quality
THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men with high amounts of
the controversial plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in their
urine also tend to have impaired semen quality, a new study of
factory workers in China reveals.
Sprycel Approval Expanded to Include Rare Leukemia
THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Sprycel (dasatinib) has
received an additional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat a rare form of blood cancer called
Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic phase chronic myeloid
leukemia (Ph+ CP -CML), the agency said Thursday in a news
Latuda Approved for Adult Schizophrenia
THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Lurasidone HCI (Latuda)
tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
to treat adult schizophrenia, which affects about 1 percent of the
nation's adult population in a given year, the agency said Thursday
in a news release.