Health Tip: When You Can't Hear
(HealthDay News) -- One third of people aged 60 or older have at
least some hearing loss, making it one of the most common medical
problems in older adults, the Cleveland Clinic says.
Surgery Effective for Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy
TUESDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery can significantly
improve seizure control and quality of life among people with
epilepsy, according to a study stretching over 26 years.
Letting Baby Eat Finger Foods May Spur Healthier Weight
TUESDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Allowing babies who are
being weaned to feed themselves with finger foods rather than
spoon-feeding the baby with pureed foods may reduce their risk for
obesity later on, according to new research.
Gene Research Offers Clues to Parkinson's Disease
TUESDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- In certain people with
Parkinson's disease, mutations in the parkin gene disrupt the
proper function of dopamine, the brain chemical that controls body
Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC
TUESDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Americans still eat way too
much salt, and much of it comes from dietary staples such as bread,
poultry, cheese and pasta, U.S. health officials reported
Kids' Diarrhea Vaccine Appears Safe After All: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Despite earlier research
that suggested the rotavirus vaccine increased the risk of
intussusception -- when a portion of the intestine slides forward
into itself -- a large new study finds this is not the case.
Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age
TUESDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of dying from a
hormone receptor-positive breast cancer increases with age,
according to new research. And one reason might be that older women
with breast cancer are undertreated compared to their younger