Health Tip: Healthy Fats? They Exist
(HealthDay News) -- All fats shouldn't be treated equal. Your
body craves certain "healthy" fats, which are unsaturated fats
mostly found in plant-based foods.
Pets Help Women Cope With HIV/AIDS
MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Having a pet helps women
with HIV/AIDS cope with their condition and may also help those
with other chronic diseases, a new study says.
Many Parents Skip Booster Seats When Carpooling
MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Most parents in the United
States place their children in a booster seat when they're driving
their own car, but many don't enforce this rule when their child is
in a car with another driver, a new study indicates.
Those Extra Pounds Could Harm Your Back
MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese adults
are at significantly increased risk for lumbar spine disc
degeneration, a potential cause of low back pain, researchers
Health Reform Law Gaining Wider Acceptance: Poll
MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are slowly
starting to embrace some key components of the controversial health
care reform act signed into law by President Barack Obama nearly
two years ago, a new
Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found.
Study Looks at Possible HIV Drugs-Birth Defect Link
MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with HIV can
prevent passing the AIDS-causing virus to their babies by taking
antiretroviral drugs, but there remains a possibility that some of
these medications might cause birth defects, such as cleft lip and
palate, according to a new study.
Even Strangers Can Make You Feel Left Out
MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- The need for a connection to
other people is so powerful that being ignored by a stranger can
make someone feel left out, according to a new study.
More Newborns Suffering Drug Withdrawal at Birth
MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- A dramatic rise in newborns
experiencing drug withdrawal after being exposed in the womb poses
challenges for clinicians on how to detox these tiny victims, a new
Blood Pressure Differences Between Arms Could Signal Heart Risk
SUNDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- People whose systolic blood
pressure -- the upper number in their reading -- is different in
their left and right arms may be suffering from a vascular disease
that could increase their risk of death, British researchers
Ultrasound As a Male Contraceptive?
MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound equipment used
for physical therapy may have potential as a male contraceptive,
according to a new animal study.
Gene Study Sheds Light on Body Clock's Link to Diabetes
MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers studying the
link between diabetes and a hormone that affects your so-called
"body clock" have identified a genetic mutation in the receptor for
the hormone, melatonin, that may to boost the risk of the
Erivedge Approved to Treat Basal Cell Carinoma
MONDAY, January 30 (HealthDay News) -- Erivedge (vismodegib) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the
most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, the agency
Nurturing Moms May Help Their Child's Brain Develop
MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children whose
moms are loving and nurturing have a larger hippocampus, an area of
the brain involved in learning, memory and stress response, when
they reach school age, a new study finds.