Toy Safety Tips Help Protect Kids
THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Toys are a major part of
children's fun and excitement during the holiday season, so parents
and others need to make sure the toys are safe, experts say.
Robotic Therapy May Help Some Stroke Survivors Walk
THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Using a robotic assist
system along with conventional rehabilitation therapy boosts the
walking ability of people who've suffered a severe stroke, Italian
Low Iron Levels May Increase Blood Clot Risk
THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of iron in the
blood are associated with an increased risk of dangerous blood
clots that form in a vein, according to the results of a new study
that included patients with an inherited blood vessel disease.
Dentists Could Fill Gap in Health Care, Study Says
THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 20 million
Americans who see a dentist at least once a year don't see a doctor
or other general health care provider, which suggests that dentists
could screen these people for systemic health disorders, such as
high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease, a new study
Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women
THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a woman who
smokes and you are looking for another reason to quit, consider
this: A new study has found a link between tobacco use and skin
Calorie Info Helps Teens Choose Water Over Sugary Drinks
THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Black teens might drink
fewer sugar-sweetened beverages if they're provided with
easy-to-understand facts about calories, especially when the
information includes how many minutes of exercise it would take to
burn off those calories, researchers have found.
Recession Hurting Parent-Child Ties, Survey Finds
THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The recent recession took
a toll on parent-child ties, with parents who were under financial
strain reporting that they felt less connected to their kids and
kids saying they were less likely to act with generosity, a new
Brief, Intense Exercise Lowers Blood Sugar, Small Study Finds
THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of time is a common
reason cited for not exercising, but new research suggests that
several short intensive workouts a week may help lower blood sugar
levels similarly to longer, more regular exercise regimens.
Experts Urge Limits on Medical Research on Chimpanzees
THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A long-awaited U.S.
government-mandated report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM)
recommends that the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research be
conducted only in very limited circumstances.
NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?
THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- In what might serve as a
hopeful sign for all children in the United States, a new study
finds that obesity rates among New York City's school children have
dropped slightly in the past five years, particularly among the