Gestures May Help the Brain 'See'
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Gesturing with your hands
while talking can generate mental images that help solve complex
problems related to spatial visualization, new research shows.
Health Tip: Why Am I Puffy?
(HealthDay News) -- Edema -- swelling that results from fluid
build-up in your tissues -- is most common in the feet, ankles and
legs. But it can occur anywhere in the body.
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Portion Control
(HealthDay News) -- Whopping portion sizes are a big reason for
why people overeat. But if you teach your children about
appropriate portion sizes, they may be more likely to stick to
healthy portions into adulthood.
Males' Drug-Related Suicide Attempts Vary by Month
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The number of adolescent
males treated in emergency rooms for drug-related suicide attempts
swings sharply depending on what month it is, a U.S. government
Not All Birthmarks Harmless, Expert Says
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 10 infants
develops a vascular birthmark at birth or soon after. Though
typically harmless, some may need treatment because of location and
growth patterns, a dermatologist suggests.
Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Diet soda fans who drink
the beverages every day may be cutting down on calories, but they
also might be boosting their risk of stroke, new research
Fetal Surgery Could Boost Outcomes in Severe Spina Bifida
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to address the
most serious form of the spinal cord birth defect known as spina
bifida may be most effective if performed on the fetus, new -- and
potentially groundbreaking -- research suggests.
Stroke Hospitalizations Up in Teens, Young Adults
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Older Americans are
suffering fewer strokes, but new government research shows that
stroke hospitalizations are sharply rising among children and
younger adults, especially for men under 35.