Serotonin May Be the Key to SIDS
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden infant death
syndrome, or SIDS, has for years had a reputation as a mysterious
and terrifying killer of newborns.
Health Tip: You May Have Sprained Your Neck
(HealthDay News) -- If you tear a ligament that joins the seven
spinal bones in your neck to each other, it's considered a neck
sprain. It often occurs when the neck is stretched to an extreme
position during a motor vehicle accident or fall.
Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Diseases
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand
smoke greatly increases a child's chances of developing several
invasive bacterial diseases, according to a new review of published
Researchers Assess Gay Youths' Mental Health
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- One third of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adolescents have attempted suicide
in their lifetime, but most of them are mentally strong, new U.S.
Farm Environment, Cats Help Kids Avoid Skin Disease
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The children of mothers
who were around farm animals and cats during pregnancy are less
likely to develop atopic dermatitis in their first two years of
life, new European research shows.
How MS Affects Kids May Differ by Race
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A new U.S. study finds
that multiple sclerosis impairs certain cognitive functions more
severely in black children than white children.
Chinese Study Suggests New Way to Test for Genetic Diseases
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A new test that requires
only a tiny sample of a mother's blood to scan the genome of a
fetus may offer a safer alternative to current methods of prenatal
screening for genetic diseases, a new study suggests.
New Diet Pill Wins FDA Panel's Backing
TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- An expert advisory panel
recommended on Tuesday that Contrave, a new weight-loss pill that
combines an antidepressant with an anti-addiction medication, be
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.