High-Tech Suit Lets You Know What It's Like to Be Old
FRIDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Plastic bands that restrict
movement. Glasses that make vision dull and yellowed. Shoes that
throw the wearer off balance. Harnesses that make the body hunch
over. Gloves that make fingers clumsy and awkward.
Headaches Take Soldiers Away From War
FRIDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Headaches are a leading
reason for medical evacuation of U.S. troops from Iraq and
Afghanistan and for the falling number of active-duty troops in
those countries, a new study says.
Halloween Doesn't Have to be Scary for Your Diet
FRIDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to avoid eating the
entire bag of candy bars you bought for Halloween before the big
night arrives? Worried that you won't have the willpower to resist
midnight raids on your child's Halloween stash?
Stress Linked to Higher Mortality Risk Among Men
FRIDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men who consistently
experience more than two stressful life events each year over an
extended time period have a 50 percent higher mortality rate than
their less-stressed peers, according to a new study.
Job Market Tough for Young Adults With Autism
THURSDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- More children are being
diagnosed with autism than ever before and now many of these
children are graduating from high school and entering, or at least
trying to enter, the workforce.
Preschool Peers May Boost Language Skills in Kids
FRIDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool students with poor
language skills show much greater improvement if they're placed in
a classroom with higher-achieving children, compared to being in a
class with other low-achievers, researchers say.
Some People With Alzheimer's Take Conflicting Drugs
FRIDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Many Alzheimer's patients
who take cholinesterase inhibitors to slow their brain disease also
take drugs that counter the effects of those Alzheimer's
medications, a new study says.
Spooky Contacts Can Be a Nightmare for Your Eyes
FRIDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Laura Butler was vacationing
in Virginia Beach, Va., when, on a whim, the brown-eyed mom decided
to buy a pair of blue contact lenses for $29.99 from a novelty
Thyroid Surgery Linked to Improved Sleep Apnea Symptoms
FRIDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to remove all or
part of an enlarged thyroid gland, known as a thyroidectomy,
appears to reduce snoring and other symptoms of obstructive sleep
apnea, according to a new study.