Posted 12:00 PM 1/17/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children -- already known to be at higher risk for heart disease and other ills in adulthood -- may also experience more immediate problems, including asthma, learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a new (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/16/2013 by By Carina Storrs
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Former NFL players who had concussions during their career could be more likely to experience depression later in life, and athletes who racked up a lot of these head injuries could be at even higher risk, two new studies contend.
The findings are (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 1/15/2013 by By Alan Mozes
TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Some children who are diagnosed with autism at an early age will ultimately shed all signs and symptoms of the disorder as they enter adolescence or young adulthood, a new analysis contends.
Whether that happens because of aggressive interventions or (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-five newly identified gene variants have been linked to an increased risk for autism, according to a new study.
Many of these variants may prove valuable in predicting the risk of autism in children and, if so, could become part of a clinical test (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/11/2013 by Alan Mozes
FRIDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Goo-goo over Gaga? Rhapsodic over Rachmaninoff? As most will attest, music has a powerful way of pushing emotional buttons. And now, new research suggests that many of the neural dynamics that control human reaction to song may be shared by another emitter of (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/10/2013 by By Margaret Steele
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- When former National Football League star linebacker Junior Seau killed himself last year, he had a catastrophic brain disorder probably brought on by repeated hits to the head, the U.S. National Institutes of Health has concluded.
The NIH scientists (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)...