Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who say
they've had a life-changing religious experience are more likely to
have a greater decrease in size of the hippocampus, the part of the
brain critical to learning and memory, new research finds.
Capacity for Commitment May Start in Early Childhood
WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- The ability of men and
women to have staying power and a strong level of commitment in
their romantic relationships can be traced back to their early
childhood and adolescence, a new study finds.
'Fat Transfer' Gets Early Safety OK in Breast Reconstruction
WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure commonly used
in breast reconstruction but lacking evidence as to its safety
does, in fact, appear to be safe and unlikely to increase the
chances of breast cancer returning, a new study has found.
Skin Cancer Foes Declare May 27 'Don't Fry Day'
WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- This Friday, the start of
the Memorial Day weekend, is also "Don't Fry Day," a time for
skin-safety experts to remind Americans about the hazards of
overexposure to sunlight.
With Calcium, More May Not Be Better
TUESDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Getting enough calcium for
bone health is essential, but getting more than that doesn't appear
to confer any additional benefit, Swedish researchers have
Combo of Paxil, Pravachol May Raise Blood Sugar
WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Taken in combination, two
commonly prescribed drugs, the antidepressant Paxil and the
cholesterol-lowering medication Pravachol, appear to significantly
raise blood sugar levels, a new study finds.
Stroke Patients May Regain Function Just as Easily at Home
WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Home-based exercise
managed by a physical therapist is just as effective at restoring
stroke patients' walking ability as a formal rehabilitation program
using a specialized treadmill, a new study indicates.