Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Asperger Syndrome
(HealthDay News) -- Asperger syndrome is an autism spectrum
disorder, an umbrella term for a number of related conditions
characterized by problems with communicating and language, and with
repetitive thoughts and speech.
Native American Children Have More Tooth Decay
MONDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Native American children in
the United States and Canada have three times the rate of untreated
cavities compared to other kids, according to a new policy
statement from a pediatricians group that recommends doctors pay
more attention to the oral health of those patients.
Stress Doesn't Boost Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
MONDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Although stress can
exacerbate multiple sclerosis (MS), it doesn't actually increase a
person's risk for developing the disease in the first place, new
Study Suggests Special MRI Might Help Diagnose Autism
TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- At the moment, a diagnosis
of autism is based on subjective evaluations, but a new way of
using MRI might be an objective way of spotting the disorder,
Columbia University researchers report.
Help Your Children Eat Well During Summer Vacation
TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- With summer vacation
fast-approaching, parents should take an active role in promoting
routine healthy eating among their kids, advises the American
Dietetic Association (ADA).
Parents Should Screen Kids' Summer Web Surfing: Expert
TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- As the school year wraps up,
many kids will replace class time with cyber time -- a trend
leading one researcher to caution parents to watch out for online
hazards such as "sexting" and cyberbullying.
Transplant Surgery No Riskier at Night: Study
TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Surgeon fatigue has been
blamed for adverse outcomes among patients operated on at night,
but new research finds that time of day has no effect on the
survival rates of patients undergoing heart and lung
Dificid Approved to Treat C. diff Diarrhea
TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Dificid (fidaxomicin) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
diarrhea associated with
Clostridium difficile infection.
Corticosteroids May Speed Pneumonia Recovery in Some
TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with an
inflammatory lung condition known as community-acquired pneumonia
appear to recover faster when treated with corticosteroids in
addition to the standard regimen of antibiotics, Dutch researchers
Solesta Gel Approved for Fecal Incontinence
TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Solesta gel has been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat fecal
incontinence in adults after other therapies have failed.