Online Gaming With Real-World Friends Is Healthier: Study
FRIDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to what some might
think, spending hours online playing video games and interacting
with others through avatars may contribute to emotional health, if
virtual gaming partners or opponents include real-world family
members, findings from a new data analysis suggest.
Health Tip: After You Run a Marathon
(HealthDay News) -- Running 25 miles or more can take a major
toll on your body, so it's important to take it easy after you've
finished a marathon.
Health Tip: Cut Back on Preschoolers' Fat
(HealthDay News) -- Babies and young toddlers need a good dose
of fat and calories to help them grow and develop properly. But by
the time they are ready for preschool, it's time to start watching
what youngsters eat.
Single Gene Linked to Evolution of Human Brain
FRIDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Mutations in a single gene
have a major influence on the size and shape of the human cerebral
cortex, the part of the brain that plays a key role in high-level
functions such as language, memory, attention and
Immigrants Eat American Junk Food to Fit In: Study
FRIDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- After moving to the United
States, immigrant groups trying to fit in tend to choose
high-calorie, fatty foods in an attempt to appear more American, a
new study finds.
Poor Sleep Might Worsen Diabetes
FRIDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes who sleep
poorly have higher blood glucose levels and a more difficult time
controlling their disease, a new study shows.
Afinitor Approved for Rare Pancreatic Cancer
FRIDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug
Administration approval of Afinitor (everolimus) has been expanded
to include people with progressive neuroendocrine tumors of the
pancreas (PNET) that have spread to other parts of the body or
cannot be removed by surgery, the agency said Friday.
FDA Sanctions Wider Use of Carotid Stent
FRIDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- More people with a clogged
neck artery are now candidates for the RX Acculink carotid stent,
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
FDA OK's Test to Spot Drug-Resistant Staph
FRIDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- The first
Staphylococcus aureus diagnostic that can quickly identify
the staph bacterium and whether it's resistant to methicillin and
similar antibiotics has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug