Health Tip: Enjoying Tummy Time
(HealthDay News) -- Tummy time helps babies develop strong
muscles, but your infant may be less than enthusiastic about the
Matching Language, True Love?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The next time you have a
first date, forget about chemistry and common interests.
Infants Process Words Much Like Adults, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Even though they can't
talk yet, babies just over a year old understand many spoken words
and use the same brain structures as adults to process them,
according to a new study.
Your Dog May Be Smarter Than You Know
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- So you think
your dog is smart? A Border collie named Chaser managed to
learn the names of 1,022 objects over three years, say U.S.
How to Cope With Stomach Flu Symptoms
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- If you get the stomach
flu (also known as viral gastroenteritis), there are a number of
things you can do to cope with the illness, an expert suggests.
High Level of 'Good' Cholesterol Alone May Not Protect Heart
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of HDL
cholesterol -- the "good" kind -- have long been thought to help
protect against heart disease. But new research finds that having
high levels of HDL cholesterol may matter less than how well the
good cholesterol functions -- that is, how well it works to rid the
body of excess cholesterol.
Report Alleges Money Motivated Doctor Behind Autism-Vaccine Scare
TUESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The disgraced doctor who
published a study more than 10 years ago claiming that a common
childhood vaccine -- the measles-mumps-rubella inoculation --
causes autism may have been motivated more by money than
conviction, investigators say.
CDC Report Finds 8% of Americans Have Asthma
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Just over 8 percent of
Americans have asthma, according to the latest estimates from the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Can Move Arms, Breathe On Her Own
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Arizona Congresswoman
Gabrielle Giffords continues to make progress, her doctors said
Tuesday, breathing on her own and moving both arms just four days
after an assassin's bullet struck her brain.
Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- By 2020, the annual cost
of cancer care in the United States is expected to reach at least
$158 billion -- a 27 percent jump from 2010, according to a report
from the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
Consumer Genetic Testing May Not Boost Users' Anxiety
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- People who have
direct-to-consumer genetic testing don't experience any short-term
increase in anxiety after receiving the results, whether they are
positive or negative, researchers report.