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)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/15/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Military service members who sustain more than one mild traumatic brain injury may be at much greater risk of suicide, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University of Utah found that the risk for suicidal thoughts or behaviors increased for (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/7/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man suffering from low energy or libido, the drug industry is eager to help. So-called "Low T" -- low testosterone -- has become a common catch phrase in TV commercials, and sales of testosterone supplements are on the rise in the United States.(More)...
Posted 7:00 AM 5/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. high school football players say they would keep playing after experiencing a concussion, even though they know it would put them at risk for serious harm, a new study reveals.
The findings suggest that educating (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified a gene mutation associated with a typical form of migraine headache.
The causes of migraine headaches are unknown. Between 10 percent and 20 percent of people suffer from the debilitating, recurrent headaches.(More)...
Posted 7:00 AM 4/29/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- People with severe or frequent migraines often turn to drugs to prevent them. But do the medications work?
A new review of preventive treatments shows there is not much difference in the effectiveness of commonly prescribed drugs -- they work for some (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Children with more severe concussion symptoms take longer to recover from their head injury than those with milder symptoms, a new study finds.
Most children recover from sports-related concussions within a few days, but (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/24/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround the teeth. Potential risk factors include poor dental hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco, and your family history of the disease.
The American Dental Association says potential (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/22/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- It is nearly impossible for migraine sufferers to pinpoint the causes of their attacks on their own, researchers say.
Many people with migraines try to figure out for themselves the things that trigger their migraines. For (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/16/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Although colic has always been considered a gastrointestinal illness, new research suggests that migraines might be to blame.
The study, published April 17 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found the odds were nearly seven (More)