Some Brains Easily Distracted by Rewarding Stimuli
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- People have a difficult time
ignoring objects that seem rewarding but really aren't important, a
finding that could help lead to new treatments for addiction,
obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
according to researchers.
Experts Say Hormone Replacement Generally Safe in Short-Term
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with hormone
replacement therapy (HRT), if tailored to an individual woman's
needs, appears to be safe during menopause, according to a report
scheduled for release Friday at the World Congress on Menopause in
Distracted Driving May Be Rising Despite State Laws
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- More than 300,000 car
accidents each year in the United States are the result of
distracted driving due to texting, talking or otherwise operating a
mobile device, yet driver use of these devices seems to be
increasing, researchers warn.
Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children with
symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a
smaller-than-normal structure in the brain that plays an important
role in cognitive and motor control, new research shows.
Drugs for Enlarged Prostate May Raise Risk of Aggressive Cancer
THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration is calling for new warning labels on a class of
drugs used primarily to treat enlarged prostates, because the
medications may raise the risk of developing an aggressive form of
ER Docs Frustrated, Burned Out by Repeat Patients: Survey
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who routinely turn
to hospital emergency departments for non-urgent primary care are a
big source of frustration and stress for the doctors who run those
facilities, a new national survey reveals.
New Device Performs Body Scans Simultaneously
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- The first device to perform
simultaneous PET (position emission tomography) and MRI (magnetic
resonance imaging) scans has been approved by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration, the agency said Friday.
Heavy Cell Phone Use Might Raise Risk of Brain Tumors
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- The debate over whether or
not cell phones might cause brain tumors continues, as a new
international study finds a small risk among people who are heavy
cell phone users or who have used them for a long time.
Chemical Found in Foam Cups a Possible Carcinogen
FRIDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- The chemical styrene,
ubiquitous in foam coffee cups and take-out containers, has been
added to the list of chemicals considered possible human
carcinogens, according to a new U.S. government report.