Sleep Appears to Aid Learning
THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to learn a
new word, you may want to sleep on it, a new study suggests.
Overheating in Infants Can Lead to SIDS, Experts Warn
THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- During cold weather, the
use of extra blankets and heavy clothes to keep infants warm can
lead to dangerous overheating and increase the risk of sudden
infant death syndrome (SIDS), U.S. experts warn.
Electrical Brain Stimulation May Boost Math Skills
THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Those of you who are lousy
at math may someday be able to boost your skills with the use of a
painless method of electrical brain stimulation, British research
Older Americans Sicker Than British Peers...
THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
middle-aged and older white Americans are sicker than their
counterparts in the United Kingdom but they still manage to live as
long as the Brits, thanks to doctors and drugs.
Hemophilia Drug Used Off-Label Raises Clot Risk
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A drug approved to help
staunch bleeding in people with hemophilia raises the risk of heart
attacks and stroke when it's used to stop life-threatening bleeding
due to other conditions, such as trauma or surgery, a new study
Teens of Epileptic Mothers May Lag Academically: Study
THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Teens born to women who
took two or more epilepsy drugs while pregnant fared worse in
school than peers with no prenatal exposure to those medications, a
large Swedish study has found.
Ofirmev Sanctioned for Pain and Fever
THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Ofirmev has been approved
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat fever and
mild-to-moderate pain, maker Cadence Pharmaceuticals said in a news
Smokeless Tobacco Use Widespread in Some States
THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers in the United
States and its territories also use smokeless tobacco products such
as snuff and chew tobacco, a combination that makes quitting much
more difficult, a new federal study shows.
CT Scans Seem to Lower Lung Cancer Death Rates
THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Annual screening for lung
cancer with low-dose CT scans cut mortality rates in older, current
or former heavy smokers by 20 percent, a major U.S. government
U.S. Government Food Program Needs Improving: Report
THURSDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Healthier foods should be
served to children and adults in day care facilities that get meals
and snacks through a federally sponsored food program, a new U.S.
government report says.