Posted 2:00 PM 6/17/2013 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- A new brain-imaging study could help explain why children with autism have difficulty with verbal communication: They may not get much pleasure from the human voice.
Researchers found that those with the disorder showed weaker connections between the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Straining to catch the gist of conversations is frustrating enough, but a new study shows that seniors with hearing loss are also at increased risk for hospitalization, illness, injury and depression.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,100 (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Anxiety-related sexual problems occur among young adults with congenital heart disease who have implanted heart defibrillators, a new study finds.
Their anxiety about the possibility of receiving a shock from their implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 6/6/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 30 percent of young children with autism also show signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a rate that's three times higher than it is in the general population, a new study shows.
"We don't know the cause for ADHD in most (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/5/2013 by By Mary Brophy Marcus
WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Smelling essential oils, walking across textured surfaces, immersing hands in warm water -- these are just some of the therapeutic experiences that boys with autism had while participating in a small new study.
The scientists wanted to learn how (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 6/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors and their partners have an increased long-term risk of anxiety but not depression, researchers have found.
For the new study, investigators analyzed data from 27 publications that reported on a total of 43 comparison studies and found (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/31/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are bullied in elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in self-harm by the time they are teenagers, according to a new study.
Based on their findings, the British researchers behind the study (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/29/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Early brain responses to words may help predict future abilities in children with autism, a new study suggests.
"We showed that a simple measure of how the brain responds to a familiar word taken at 2 years of age was a strong predictor of children's (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/28/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- A father's depression may not have a negative effect on his children if he has a strong marriage, according to a new study.
Although depressed dads may have difficulty addressing the emotional needs of their children, researchers from the University of (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/27/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- If you have a significant hearing loss, hearing aids and other sound-amplification devices can help you cope.
The National Institute on Aging mentions these "assistive" devices that can help you hear better:
Posted 10:00 AM 5/23/2013 by Alan Mozes
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Mild to moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy may have a negative long-term impact on children's brain development, British researchers report.
Low levels of the so-called "trace element" in an expectant mother's diet appear to put her child at (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/22/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- The success of an imaginative and resourceful device used to save an infant born with a serious airway malformation sheds light on new technology created by the marriage of bioengineering and surgery.
A report in the May 23 New England Journal of (More)