New Treatments May Help Restore Speech Lost to Aphasia
FRIDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Most people know the
frustration of having a word on the "tip of your tongue" that they
simply can't remember. But that passing nuisance can be an everyday
occurrence for someone with aphasia, a communication disorder
caused by a stroke or other brain damage that impairs the ability
to process language.
For New Mom With Aphasia, 'Giving Up Was Not an Option'
FRIDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- At 25, Rachel Eagly had a
one-week-old son and a vicious headache. But she never would have
guessed that the headache signaled a major stroke that would
temporarily seize her ability to speak and also change her future
for the better.
Health Tip: Treat a Toddler to a Picnic
(HealthDay News) -- If your child balks at sitting at the table,
why not take it on the road? Treating your toddler to a picnic can
encourage healthier eating and outdoor activity.
Breast Cancer Drug Linked to Sexual Problems in Older Women
FRIDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women
treated for breast cancer with drugs known as aromatase inhibitors
have high rates of sexual problems, which is an important and
underestimated issue, according to a new study from Sweden.
Improved HIV Care Boosts Life Expectancy at Clinic, Study Found
FRIDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment advances, a
multifaceted treatment approach and federal funding helped improve
care and outcomes for all HIV patients at an inner-city clinic in
Baltimore, including those often hit hardest by the disease,
Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers
FRIDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A sophisticated genetic
test sometimes used during pregnancy can't always predict if
chromosomal abnormalities will cause problems in children, leading
some mothers to label the information "toxic knowledge" they wish
they hadn't received, a small new study shows.