Posted 2:00 PM 6/17/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Hispanic children have high rates of obesity, and a new study suggests exposure to junk food ads on television might be one reason why.
According to the study based on 2010 data, Hispanic children under the age of 18 viewed an average of 12 food and (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 6/14/2013 by By Alan Mozes
FRIDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs may once again prove to be man's best friend, this time in new canine research findings that might help doctors get a better handle on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in humans.
Brain scans suggest that dogs who suffer from a comparably (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/13/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Can women blame men for menopause?
They may have a case, according to new research that suggests it was men's interest in mating with younger females that gave evolutionary rise to menopause by sidelining older women from reproduction.
Posted 7:00 AM 6/12/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers who think hands-free devices for talking or texting are safer than handheld cellphones are mistaken, a new report suggests.
Instead, devices such as speech-based technologies in cars can overload drivers, taking their attention from the road (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 7:00 AM 6/10/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Having a designated driver sounds like a great idea, but a new study found that more than one-third of those who were supposed to drive their pals home safely had been boozing it up themselves.
And some were legally drunk.
The study has (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 6/8/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Regular hand washing and proper hygiene are essential to avoiding common summer-camp health issues such as lice, pinworm and bathing-suit dermatitis, according to a former summer camp physician.
Dr. Alfred Scott Lea, now a professor of infectious (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)