Keeping Young Athletes Safe From Sexual Abuse
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Parents who want to protect
their kids from sexual abuse need to reassess the notion of
"stranger danger" -- the belief that children should be on guard
around strangers because they're most likely to be molested by
someone unknown to them, experts say.
Spring Ahead Without Losing Too Much Sleep
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Losing an hour of sleep
isn't easy for anyone, but there are ways to make springing ahead
during daylight saving time easier, an expert says.
Coming Soon: At-Home Sperm Test for Couples Trying to Conceive
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are trying to
conceive often use at-home products such as ovulation predictors
and pregnancy tests, but the newest do-it-yourself test to help
couples have a baby is for their male partners: A 10-minute test
that can determine if a man's sperm count is normal or not.
Kids Who Bully May Be More Likely to Smoke, Drink
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Middle and high school
students who bully their classmates are more likely to use
cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana than other students, according to
a new study.
Survey Shows People Have Little Time for Healthy Habits
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of time seems to be the
key reason why only 12 percent of American adults regularly
practice such healthy habits as eating right, exercising, and
brushing and flossing their teeth, according to an American Heart
Association (AHA) survey.
EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in Children
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, between one and
six of every 100,000 U.S. children are a victim of sudden cardiac
death. In many of these cases, underlying, undiagnosed heart
trouble is responsible, and a new study suggests that routine mass
electrocardiogram (EKG) screening could help identify these
problems earlier, and potentially save children's lives.
Mother's Voice May Help Premature Babies Breathe Easier
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Premature babies are less
likely to stop breathing or have their heart rate slow dangerously
when listening to recordings of their mother's heartbeat and voice,
a small new study finds.
Could Fat Be Your Friend Over Age 85?
THURSDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Medical experts have long
known that obesity can take years off your life, but a new Israeli
study suggests that if you're lucky enough to reach your mid-80s,
carrying some extra pounds might actually help you live longer.
FDA OKs 3rd Silicone-Gel Breast Implant
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- A new silicone-gel breast
implant received conditional approval Friday from the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration. The implant can be used for breast
augmentation in women 22 and older and for breast tissue
reconstruction at any age.
New Silicone Breast Implant Approved
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Sientra Inc.'s silicone
gel-filled breast implant has been approved by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration for breast reconstruction or augmentation in
women aged 22 or older, the agency said Friday in a news