Less Play Time = More Troubled Kids, Experts Say
THURSDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- From hide-and-seek to
tearing around the neighborhood with friends, playing is one of the
hallmarks of childhood. But in this era of hyper-vigilant
parenting, researchers find that children in the United States have
far less time to play than kids of 50 years ago, a trend that may
have serious consequences for their development and mental
Liposuction May Lower Certain Blood Fats, Researcher Says
THURSDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that
liposuction -- which plastic surgeons often use to sculpt the
bodies of people who aren't extremely overweight -- can lower
levels of a type of blood fat called triglycerides.
Cardiac Rehab May Cut Risk Factors After Mini-Stroke
THURSDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A cardiac rehabilitation
program appeared to reduce some of the risk factors for a second
stroke among patients who have suffered mild strokes or the
mini-strokes known as transient ischemic attacks (TIA), researchers
Infections Linked to Swimming, Drinking Water: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- There were 134 waterborne
disease outbreaks associated with swimming pools and other
recreational water in the United States in 2007-08, and 36
outbreaks associated with drinking water, according to two federal
reports released Thursday.
Asthma Inhaler Primatene Mist Going Off the Market
THURSDAY, Sept. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter asthma
inhalers containing chloroflouorocarbons (CFCs), which can damage
the ozone layer, will not be made or sold after Dec. 31, the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.