Health Tip: Understanding Dyslexia
(HealthDay News) -- Dyslexia, also called developmental reading
disorder, is a condition in which the brain doesn't correctly
process certain images, such as numbers and letters, says the U.S.
National Library of Medicine (NLM). It's caused by a problem with
the region of the brain that processes language and it hampers a
child's ability to read.
Older Women at Greater Risk for Common STD, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- The sexually transmitted
disease trichomoniasis may be much more common among older women
than those in their 20s, and researchers are recommending routine
screening for sexually active women aged 40 and older.
Individualizing Care Could Save Money, Experts Say
TUESDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Cost-effectiveness is
becoming an increasingly important aspect of medical treatment, and
two researchers have found that individualizing therapies to
smaller groups of patients may be one way to help control
Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age
TUESDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Family history remains one
of the best ways to identify people at high risk for breast,
prostate and colon cancer, and now new research suggests that
updating your doctor between ages 30 and 50 about any close
relatives who develop these cancers may lead to lifesaving changes
in how and when you are screened.
Scientists Spot Possible Target in Ovarian Cancer
TUESDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers seeking a way
to beat cancer have found that a particular gene, known as PAX8, is
altered in a significant number of ovarian tumors, according to a
Soaring Temps Can Pose Serious Health Risks
TUESDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- Scorching heat and
oppressive humidity continued to grip much of the United States
Tuesday, with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees -- and in some
cases 100 degrees -- from the Southwest to the Northeast.