Health Tip: Practice Sledding Safety
(HealthDay News) -- Sledding down a slippery slope at home or a
nearby field is a past-time that makes kids look forward to winter.
But thousands are injured each year in sledding accidents.
Family Tips for Getting Fit
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Families hoping to improve
their fitness and overall health in 2012 should spend less time in
front of a TV or computer screen and more time being active
together, according to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Need Help? Seek Out the Humble
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Arrogant people are less
likely than humble people to offer help to someone who needs it,
new research finds.
Celiac Disease in Women Linked to Depression Risk
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that
women with celiac disease face a higher risk for also suffering
from depression and so-called "disordered eating," regardless of
whether they stick to a gluten-free diet.
MRI Scans Show Brain Changes in Kids With Schizophrenia
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are diagnosed
with schizophrenia or a number of other psychoses go on to
experience a progressively greater than normal loss of gray matter
in the frontal lobe region of the brain, new research suggests.
'Safety-First' Playgrounds Linked to Bored, Inactive Kids: Study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Remember those tall,
shiny, metal, sliding boards? They seemed dauntingly steep, but you
took the plunge and whizzed downward. Next, you tackled the monkey
bars, climbing higher and higher and hanging by your knees at the
U.S. Twin Births Soar: CDC
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The birth rate for twins
in the United States has jumped by 76 percent since 1980,
government health officials reported Wednesday.
Potential Herpes Vaccine Disappoints Researchers
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A potential vaccine for
genital herpes has shown only limited effectiveness in thwarting
one type of the sexually transmitted virus and no ability to stop a
second type from spreading, a new study shows.
Gene Mutation Linked to Chemo-Resistant Colon Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with advanced
colorectal cancer are resistant to some types of chemotherapy, and
a mutation in the so-called TFAP2E gene may play a part in that
resistance, German researchers report.
Novel Hepatitis C Vaccine Shows Some Early Promise
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine to protect
against the hepatitis C virus, which can cause severe liver damage
and even liver cancer, might be possible -- but it's likely years
away, researchers are reporting.
FDA Curbs Use of Certain Antibiotics in Livestock, Poultry
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Worried about the growing
threat of antibiotic-resistant microbes in humans, the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration on Wednesday curbed the use of certain
antibiotics in cattle, pigs and poultry.