Posted 7:00 AM 3/29/2013 by By Amy Norton
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Although some parents worry about the sheer number of vaccines babies typically receive, a new U.S. government study finds no evidence that more vaccinations increase the risk of autism.
Looking at about 1,000 U.S. children with or without autism (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/28/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Too much multitasking could make you overeat, a new study suggests. So if you're finding it hard to reach or maintain your ideal weight, slowing down and savoring your meal might help.
Taking the time to focus on your food -- appreciating how it (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/26/2013 by By Amy Norton
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer migraines may have certain structural differences in pain-related areas of the brain, a new study suggests.
Using MRI scans, researchers found that in specific brain regions related to pain processing (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/25/2013 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who harbor certain infections, such as the herpes cold sore virus, may have poorer thinking and memory abilities than their peers, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of more than 1,600 older adults, those with signs of chronic (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/22/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Use of antipsychotic drugs among Medicaid-insured children increased sharply from 1997 to 2006, according to a new study.
These drugs were prescribed for children covered by Medicaid five times more often than for children with private insurance. (More)...
Posted 3:00 PM 3/21/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Despite beliefs to the contrary, overweight people with a serious mental illness are able to make the lifestyle changes necessary to lose weight, a new study found.
The study included 291 overweight or obese patients with a serious mental illness (More)More Stories from 3/21/2013
Posted 2:00 PM 3/20/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were physically, emotionally or sexually abused as children are more likely to have a child with autism, a new study suggests.
For women who suffered the most severe abuse, the risk more than tripled, the researchers found.
"This is (More)