Brain Imaging May Predict Dyslexia Gains
MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans of teenagers
with dyslexia can identify with 90 percent accuracy which ones will
improve their reading skills over time, a new study finds.
Do Breast-Fed Baby Boys Grow Into Better Students?
MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to reports that
breast-feeding boosts brain health, a new study finds that infants
breast-fed for six months or longer, especially boys, do
considerably better in school at age 10 compared to bottle-fed
tots, according to a new study.
Psoriasis Linked to Raised Heart Risks
MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- People with psoriasis are at
increased risk for a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known
as metabolic syndrome, a new study has found.
C-Sections Continue 12-Year Climb: U.S. Report
MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Continuing a 12-year climb,
cesarean deliveries reached a record high in 2008, accounting for
almost one-third of the births in the United States, a new report
Heartburn Drugs May Raise Pneumonia Risk
MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Popular heartburn drugs,
including proton pump inhibitors and histamine-2 receptor
antagonists, may raise the risk of pneumonia, new research
Echinacea No Cure for the Common Cold, Study Finds
MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The herbal remedy echinacea,
believed by many to cure colds, is no better than a placebo in
relieving the symptoms or shortening the duration of illness, a new
Tanning Beds Still Popular Despite Skin Cancer Risk
MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Tanning bed use remains
popular among Americans, a new study shows, despite reported links
to an increased risk of skin cancer and the availability of safe
Take Precautions Against Cholera if Headed to Haiti: CDC
MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- People traveling to Haiti or
the Dominican Republic over the holidays should take steps to
protect themselves from cholera, the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention said in a bulletin issued Monday.