Eating Disorders Can Last Well Beyond Teen Years
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Eating disorders such as
anorexia and bulimia are typically thought to be diseases of young
women and men. But researchers are finding that the personal demons
that drive a young person to an eating disorder may linger into
Know the Signs of Alzheimer's
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing the warning signs
of Alzheimer's disease is important because it may lead to an early
diagnosis, experts say.
Columbus Voyage Tied to Syphilis Spread?
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new examination of the
origin of syphilis supports the theory that the sexually
transmitted disease was carried to Europe aboard Christopher
Columbus' ships as they sailed home from the New World.
Fungus Found in Sinks Can Cause Serious Infections
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Disease-causing strains
of the fungus
Fusarium are present in bathroom sink drains, which may be a
common source of infection in humans, according to a new study.
Some 'Gluten-Free' Beers Really Aren't: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Regular beer and even
some brands of beer labeled "low-gluten" contain high levels of
gluten and could cause problems for people with celiac disease, a
new study says.
Vitamins, Omega-3s May Keep Brain From Shrinking: Study
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with high
levels of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B, C, D and E in their
blood performed better on certain measures of thinking abilities,
and also tended to have larger brain volume, a new study finds.
Cases of Tamiflu-Resistant Flu Concern Experts
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- World Health Organization
researchers are reporting an apparent spike in Australia in the
number of seasonal influenza cases resistant to Tamiflu, the most
commonly used antiviral drug.
Doubt Cast on Use of Genetic Test Before Plavix
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new review of existing
research suggests that, despite a federal recommendation, genetic
testing won't help physicians determine which heart patients should
get Plavix, a blood-thinning drug used to treat certain cardiac