Sometimes Sleeping on the Job May Be a Good Thing
WEDNESDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Top U.S. officials who
have taken a hard line against air traffic controllers napping on
the job are missing an opportunity to improve air safety, sleep
Health Tip: Why the Frequent Nosebleeds?
(HealthDay News) -- Some children are more prone than others to
frequent nosebleeds. While most of the time they are neither
unusual or dangerous, they can be scary.
Pets Pump You Up, Study Finds
THURSDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Pets are a key source of
social and emotional support for their owners, whether they are
"everyday" people or those facing serious health problems, a news
Training in Positive Thinking May Help Anxious Teens
THURSDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
training kids in a positive thinking style about interactions with
other people could help them overcome anxiety and prevent such
problems from lingering into adulthood.
Suicide Among Veterans All Too Common, Study Finds
THURSDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Military veterans who
attempt suicide are not only at high risk of another suicide
attempt, but have an overall heightened risk of death from all
causes, new research shows.
Skin Lesions Often Misdiagnosed as Spider Bites
THURSDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Misinformation about
venomous spiders and spider bites often leads emergency department
and primary care physicians to falsely blame the eight-legged
creatures for "necrotic" skin lesions, new research indicates.
Exposure to Common Chemicals May Affect Thyroid Function
THURSDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Chemicals called
phthalates and bisphenol-A (BPA) that are found in solvents,
plastics and numerous household products may alter levels of
thyroid hormones in the body, according to a new study.
Can You Google Your Memory?
THURSDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Before the advent of home
computers and cell phones, you probably memorized a lot more
information -- such as phone numbers and birthdays -- than you do
Antibody Finding Might Help in Search for HIV Vaccine
THURSDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that
they've gained insight into the workings of the immune system's
response to HIV, the AIDS virus, in certain people, potentially
providing a boost as scientists work toward a vaccine.
Less Lighting Up in Movies Aimed at Kids
THURSDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- The number of films that
children are likely to see that include smoking has dropped for the
fifth year in a row, a new report finds.