Too Many Kids Injured in ATV Crashes, Study Finds
MONDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Fast speeds, lack of helmet
use and multiple riders piling into the same vehicle are among the
reasons why thousands of American children are injured in
all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes annually, according to new
Many Don't Believe Their Obesity is Unhealthy: Study
SATURDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese
patients seen in hospital emergency departments don't believe their
weight poses a risk to their health, and many say doctors have
never told them otherwise, a new study finds.
Profanity on TV Linked to Foul-Mouthed Kids
MONDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Is TV turning our kids into
fountains of four-letter words? Maybe so, says a new study that
finds a link between foul-mouthed inner-city children and
profanity-ridden shows and video games.
It's Easy to Mistake Medicine for Candy
MONDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to telling the
difference between candy and some medications, teachers are almost
as likely to make an error as kindergartners, according to new
research conducted by two enterprising elementary schoolers.
New ADHD Guidelines Include Preschoolers, Older Teens
SUNDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- In new guidelines released
Sunday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has expanded the age
range for the diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to children as young as 4 and as old
Social Phobia in Teens Goes Beyond Shyness
MONDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Social phobia is not simply
shyness that has been exaggerated by psychiatrists and drug makers,
according to a new study that compared rates of shyness and social
phobia among American teens.
Less Frequent Mammograms May Lower False-Positive Results
MONDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo mammograms
every two years instead of every year have fewer false-positive
results, but the trade-off is a slightly higher risk of being
diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, new research finds.
Skin Cancer Check May Come With New Hairdo
MONDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A trusted hairdresser may be
privvy to your deepest secrets -- your age, your
real hair color and maybe even the name of your plastic
surgeon. Your stylist also may be the first to spot the telltale
signs of deadly skin cancer.