Health Tip: Help Prevent Eye Problems
(HealthDay News) -- Your vision may weaken as you get older, but
the Cleveland Clinic says there are things you can do to maintain
the health of your eyes:
Sports Concussion: Myths and Facts
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Sports-related
concussions are common in the United States, but there are many
misconceptions about this type of head injury, according to an
Job Loss Fears Sow Unhappiness in Work, Family Life
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News) -- People worried about
losing their jobs become dissatisfied with many aspects of their
life and their work performance, and their commitment suffers, a
new study indicates.
Preschool Kids Best Prepared for Kindergarten: Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News) -- All children can benefit
from going to preschool, especially those who come from minority or
poor families or from homes where parents don't provide much mental
stimulation, a new study says.
Obesity Linked to Asthma in Children
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who
are overweight or obese are more likely to have asthma than their
healthy-weight peers, a new study finds.
Older Prostate Cancer Patients Might Be Overtreated: Study
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors may not benefit
from prostate cancer treatment, according to a new study that found
aggressive therapy has become more common among men with short life
expectancies and less aggressive forms of the disease.
Selenium Supplements May Help -- or Harm
TUESDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- While getting the right
amount of selenium in your diet can boost your immune function and
lower your risk of death, you can get too much of a good thing.
Higher-than-normal levels of selenium may contribute to the
development of type 2 diabetes, hair loss and certain cancers, a
new review of evidence finds.
Could a Statin Lower Your Risk for Depression?
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have heart
disease and take cholesterol-lowering medicines known as statins
are less likely to develop depression than those not on such drugs,
a new study suggests.
Judge Blocks Plan for Graphic Cigarette Warnings
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge on
Wednesday blocked implementation of an FDA mandate that would have
forced tobacco companies to place graphic anti-smoking images on
packages of cigarettes.