Health Tip: Participating in Winter Sports
(HealthDay News) -- Skiers and others who don't mind braving the
cold for that "winter rush" can benefit from a few safety
precautions, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says.
Spouse's Reaction May Affect Pain Management
FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain can hinder
communication between spouses, which, in turn, can impair the
affected partner's ability to cope with the pain, according to a
Sense of Smell Helped Separate Humans From Neanderthals
FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Modern humans --
Homo sapiens -- have a better sense of smell than their
extinct Neanderthal cousins, which may be one reason why one
thrived while the other died out, according to scientists.
Recession Hurt 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
Asthma Drugs in Pregnancy Might Pose Risk for Kids
FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Infants born to mothers who
use inhaled glucocorticoids -- a class of steroids -- to treat
asthma during pregnancy may be at risk for endocrine and metabolic
disorders, a new study indicates.
Life After Cigarettes Is Happier: Study
FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Not only does their health
improve, but people who quit smoking get a boost in their quality
of life, new research finds.
Dengue Fever Cases Subside in Florida, But Threat Remains
FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- While the alarming
re-emergence in 2009 and 2010 of mosquito-borne dengue fever in the
continental United States seems to have subsided, that's no reason
to believe the potentially deadly infection won't be back, experts
New Device Approved for Children With Heart Failure
FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A cardiac assist device
that's designed to keep a child with heart failure alive until
doctors can find a donor heart has been approved by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration.