How to Survive the Holiday Eating Season
THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of folks don't think
about what they eat over the holiday season until January, when
they stare sadly at the number on the scale and then trudge off to
hit the gym, join Weight Watchers or pick up the latest fad diet
Caring for Low Birth-Weight Baby Hard on Moms: Study
THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Women with low
birth-weight babies -- those less than about 3.3 pounds -- are more
likely to have health problems five years later than mothers of
normal birth-weight children, a new study finds.
Hearing Devices More Apt to Fail in Children Who Had Meningitis
THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- For children who have an
implanted cochlear device, rates for replacement due to device
failure are low. However, children who have hearing loss caused by
bacterial meningitis before a device was implanted appear to be at
increased risk for it to fail, a new study finds.
Does Your Teen Constantly Challenge You?
THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Does your teen often
disagree with your views -- and let you know exactly why he or she
knows you're wrong? Is your teen able to make well-reasoned, albeit
annoying, arguments for being able to stay out later, or not
cleaning the bedroom?
Noisy Toys Might Harm Kids' Hearing
THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Some toys at the top of
children's Christmas wish lists could pose a hearing threat,
according to researchers.
Frankincense Production May Be Doomed
THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers warn that the
trees that produce frankincense are being lost at such a high rate
that production of the fragrant resin could fall by half over the
next 15 years.
As Gastric Banding Increases, So May Complications
THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Use of gastric bands as a
weight-loss aid is increasing, and doctors need to be alert for
potential complications years later, say the authors of a new case
As Obesity Rises, More Suffer From Acid Reflux
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- As the obesity epidemic
spreads around the world more people are suffering from acid
reflux, likely increasing the number of those who will develop
esophageal cancer, a new study suggests.
Chorus Gives Voice to Those With Alzheimer's
THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Late December wouldn't be
the same without the uplifting sound of holiday choirs, but there's
a unique chorus in New York City, called "The Unforgettables,"
that's bringing new harmony to singers and audiences alike.
Hepatitis B Vaccine Recommended for Adults With Diabetes
THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis B vaccination is
recommended for all unvaccinated adults with type 1 and type 2
diabetes aged 19 to 59, say new guidelines from the U.S. Advisory
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Journal Retracts Faulty Chronic Fatigue Study
THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Laying rest to a
long-simmering controversy, editors at the journal
Science have retracted a paper that pinpointed a specific
virus as the likely cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.