Rare Children's Strokes Sometimes Misdiagnosed
FRIDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new pediatric study focused
on hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke suggests that children who
suffer a stroke may experience treatment delays because emergency
rooms and paramedics often lack the appropriate tools to diagnose
U.S. Sees Slowdown in Spending on Mental Health
FRIDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The amount of money spent on
psychiatric drugs in the United States continues to grow but at a
much slower rate than in previous years, a new federal government
study has found.
Cancer on the Rise in Developing Countries: Report
FRIDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- To mark World Cancer Day, the
American Cancer Society issued a new report Friday warning that
changing lifestyles linked to economic growth in developing
countries are driving up the global incidence of several
Cold Viruses Appear Linked to Type 1 Diabetes
THURSDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) -- While the causes of type 1
diabetes aren't known for certain, a new analysis backs the
possibility that cold-like viruses might trigger the disease.
Restrictive Diet May Reduce ADHD Symptoms
THURSDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A special restrictive diet
may significantly reduce symptoms of attention-deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in young children, a new study
Drug Approved to Help Prevent Preterm Birth
FRIDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Makena (hydroxyprogesterone
caproate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to help prevent birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy
in women who have had at least one prior early delivery.
Obesity Has Nearly Doubled Worldwide Since 1980: Report
FRIDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that
obesity is on the rise worldwide -- it's doubled since 1980 -- but
people in the wealthiest nations are managing to reduce their blood
pressure and cholesterol levels.