Posted 3:00 PM 2/8/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Attention problems might be seen in 6-month-old infants who are later diagnosed with autism, a new study says.
Yale School of Medicine researchers found that these infants paid less attention to people's overtures and activities than infants who did not (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 2/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Infants and children who survive a bleeding stroke may be at increased risk for seizures and epilepsy, a new study finds.
Each year in the United States, about six and a half newborns and children out of every 100,000 suffer strokes. About half of the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/6/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Treating major depression safely and affordably is a challenge. Now, Brazilian researchers have found that two techniques often used individually produce better results when used together.
The researchers paired the antidepressant Zoloft (sertraline) (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/4/2013 by By Denise Mann
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Being in good shape during your 40s may help lower your risk for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia in your senior years. And the better shape you're in, the lower this risk may be, a large new study suggests.
Nearly 20,000 healthy people (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/31/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- When you think of all the challenges that soldiers face, poor sleep might not top the list. But sleep problems and lack of sleep are common among active-duty U.S. military personnel, according to a new study.
The findings show the need for the military (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 1/30/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking the epilepsy drug valproate (Depakote) while pregnant are at increased risk of having children with autism and other developmental problems, according to a small British study.
Valproate is prescribed for epilepsy as well as certain (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/29/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Some doctors may really "feel" a patient's pain -- and also experience relief after they've given the patient treatment, new research suggests.
In the new study, scientists scanned the brains of doctors as they believed they were offering patients (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)