Posted 2:00 PM 2/6/2013 by By Alan Mozes
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers in search of a non-medicinal alternative for relief may be encouraged by new Belgian research that suggests that 20 minutes a day of nerve stimulation might cut back on the frequency of attacks.
The finding stems from a small study (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 2/5/2013 by By Maureen Salamon
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The potential cancer risk that younger adults face from exposure to CT scans pales in comparison to the actual threat posed by health conditions driving the use of the imaging technology, a new study indicates.
Examining medical records from about 22,000 (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 2/1/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Not all children who suffer injuries to their abdomen need abdominal CT scans, according to a new study.
If emergency room doctors assess seven factors when evaluating children with this type of injury, they can protect some of these young patients from (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/31/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- What a hoot: Scientists say they've discovered how owls can almost fully rotate their heads without damaging the blood vessels in their necks or cutting off the blood supply to their brains.
Owls have four major bone structure and blood vessel (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/30/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Evidence suggests that U.S. funding agencies may be providing duplicate grants for research projects. But a more thorough investigation is needed, researchers say.
Using special software, the investigators compared more than 630,000 grant and (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have completed the first detailed map of brain regions involved in emotional intelligence, which refers to the ability to identify, understand, manage and use emotions in positive ways.
The study included 152 Vietnam veterans with (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/17/2013 by By Lisa Esposito
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- When people submit personal genetic material for scientific research they expect to remain anonymous, but a new study demonstrates that the privacy of male volunteers in particular could be breached.
In a report that appears in the Jan. 18 issue of the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/15/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle text messages could help improve teens' eating and exercise habits, a new study suggests.
University of Arizona researchers conducted a one-year trial involving 177 teens in order to find out their preferences for healthy lifestyle (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/11/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- New recommendations from the American Cancer Society say that older current or former heavy smokers may want to consider low-dose CT scans to help screen for lung cancer.
Specifically, that includes those aged 55 to 74 with a 30 pack-year smoking history (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/9/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The risks of breast and colon cancer screening likely outweigh the benefits for people with a life expectancy of less than 10 years, according to a new study.
However, the researchers emphasized that the results should not be used to deny screening for (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/8/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A lifetime of speaking two languages may help keep older people's brains sharper, researchers report.
The new study included healthy seniors, aged 60 to 68, who had spoken two languages (bilingual) or just one language (monolingual) since childhood. (More)...
Posted 2:00 PM 1/7/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare spends more than $1 billion each year for breast cancer screenings such as mammography, according to a new study.
However, all that expenditure may not help produce better results for older women, said Dr. Cary Gross, an associate professor of (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/27/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans seeking cancer screening has declined over the past decade, a new study finds, with less than optimal levels for most types of cancer.
Disagreements among the groups that set screening recommendations (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/26/2012 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Brain imaging can identify young people at risk for bipolar disorder, a new study says.
Australian researchers used functional MRI to observe the brain activity of young people when they were shown pictures of faces with happy, fearful or calm (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/24/2012 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) -- In-office eye scans that assess the thinning of the retina may also help doctors determine how fast multiple sclerosis (MS) is progressing in patients with the nervous system disease, a new study suggests.
The study included 164 MS patients who underwent (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 12/19/2012 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- While significant progress has been made in the past 10 years, many states still fall short in their preparedness for public health emergencies such as disease outbreaks, natural disasters and bioterrorist attacks, according to a (More)