With Cataracts, Misinformation Seems to Abound
MONDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- When medical experts talk
about prevalence, they're usually referring to how common a
particular disease might be. But in the case of cataracts, they
might just as well be talking about how common it is to uncover
misinformation and misunderstanding about the condition.
Carbon Monoxide May Be Greater Threat in Winter
MONDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Carbon monoxide poisoning is
a serious threat, especially during the winter when people may use
ovens and heating appliances to keep warm, says the American
College of Emergency Physicians.
Health Tip: Understanding Thyroiditis
(HealthDay News) -- Thyroiditis is an inflammation of the
thyroid gland in the neck, located below the Adam's apple and above
the collarbone. The thyroid regulates your body's metabolic
processes, controlling your heart rate, for example.
Type of Formula May Influence Infant Weight Gain
MONDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The kind of formula babies
drink has a major impact on weight gain and could affect their
future risk of developing obesity, diabetes and other diseases, new
People Look to Eyes for Signs of Life, Study Finds
SUNDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- How do people recognize an
image of a face as belonging to a living human being and not a
replica such as a doll or mannequin? A new study suggests that the
eyes have it: they are crucial to helping people distinguish real
faces from those that are not.
Size of Key Brain Region Linked to Size of Your Social Network
MONDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The size of your amygdala,
an almond-shaped portion of the brain involved in emotions, may be
as strong a marker for having rich and varied social relationships
as how many "friends" you have on Facebook, researchers say.