Health Tip: Don't Take Fainting Lightly
(HealthDay News) -- Fainting can occur for a number of reasons,
from feeling terror to being dehydrated, a state in which the body
does not have as much fluid or water as it should. In some
instances, fainting requires emergency medical attention.
Meditation May Help Brain Block Out Distractions
MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
mindfulness meditation can help relieve pain and improve memory by
regulating a brain wave known as the alpha rhythm, which "turns
down the volume" on distractions.
Pediatricians Urge Better Protection From Chemicals
MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. chemical
management policy needs an overhaul because it does not adequately
protect children and pregnant women, who are most susceptible to
hazardous substances, a new position paper from the American
Academy of Pediatrics claims.
Bullied Kids Showing Up in School Nurses' Offices
MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Elementary school children
who were victims of peer bullying -- along with the bullies
themselves -- made more frequent visits to a school nurse's office
with complaints of physical illnesses and injuries than their other
classmates, according to new research out of Kansas.
Do IQ Tests Measure More Than Intelligence?
MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that
the ability of IQ tests to predict your future -- in areas such as
job success, education and any brushes with the law -- has a lot to
do with how motivated you are when you take the test.
Experts Offer New Guidance for Blood Pressure Control in Elderly
MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly Americans are at
high risk for high blood pressure and related health problems and
death, but lifestyle changes and proper use of medicines can reduce
these risks, says a clinical guidance statement released Monday by
the American Heart Association and the American College of
Approval for Meningitis Vaccine Expanded to Include Toddlers
MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Use of the Menactra vaccine
has been expanded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to
prevent meningitis and other forms of meningococcal disease in
children as young as 9 months, the agency said in a news
Tai Chi May Help Heart Failure Patients
MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- The ancient Chinese
exercise of Tai chi may improve quality of life for people
suffering from heart failure, Harvard researchers report.
Death Rates Among People With High Blood Pressure Falling
MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Although the death rate
among Americans with high blood pressure, or hypertension, has
fallen since the 1970s, it still far exceeds the death rate for
those with normal blood pressure, new research finds.
Common Painkillers May Blunt Antidepressants
MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Common over-the-counter
painkillers such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen may reduce the
effectiveness of antidepressants called selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, according to a mouse and human study
from The Rockefeller University in New York City.
Heart-Healthy Omega-3s Not Healthy for Prostate: Study
MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of
heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in the blood may be associated
with an increased risk for developing aggressive prostate cancer,
while elevated levels of unhealthy trans-fatty acids may lower the
risk, a new study suggests.