Why 7 Hours of Sleep Might Be Better Than 8
We've all probably heard the advice from sleep scientists that seven to nine hours a night of shut-eye is optimum for healthy adults. But recent research and the fact that most Americans are sleeping less than they did in the past have scientists debating current...... [Full Story]
Simple blood tests may one day help predict survival and the course of [Full Story]
Most therapies for autism focus on the child, but new research suggests [Full Story]
Improved Nicotine Patch Weans Users
Conventional patches provide a steady supply of nicotine, but the [Full Story]
China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a [Full Story]
AIDS researchers seeking to cure HIV with a one-two punch got an early [Full Story]
Does Bicycling Raise Prostate Cancer Risk?
A new study fuels the ongoing debate over the health risks of bicycle riding for men: Researchers found that cyclists may face a higher risk of prostate cancer, but not a greater chance of infertility or erectile dysfunction. [Full Story]
CPR: More Brutal Than You Think
Although it's routine to ask patients admitted to hospitals about their wishes if they should stop breathing, few understand exactly what cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) means, what its likely to accomplish and its risks and benefits. Its administration can be rough and cause internal bleeding, fractured ribs, bruised lungs, and damaged airways. [Full Story]
Pregnant Moms Who Smoke More Likely to Have Kids with ADHD
Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), according to new research.. [Full Story]
Mom Claims Daughter Got Herpes From Daycare
An Oklahoma mom blames a daycare worker for her daughter's herpes, according to a report by CBS Houston. Consuela Smith told KFOR-TV that her child began getting blisters around her mouth and bleeding. A doctor confirmed the 1-year-old toddler had herpes. [Full Story]
Bad Diet Cuts Sense of Smell: Study
Researchers from the neuroscience department at Florida State University conducted an experiment on mice which, for the first time, made a scientific association between eating a bad diet and a significantly reduced sense of smell. [Full Story]
Probiotics Can Ease High Blood Pressure: Study
A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator. The study found that regular intake of probiotics, such as those found in certain yogurts or supplements, may help ease the condition. [Full Story]
5 Fatty Foods That Are Good for You
For decades, health experts have advised cutting back on dietary fat, suggesting that the best way to avoid being fat was to simply avoid eating fat. But it turns out that fat is not a great dietary evil and the latest studies show some fats are even good for you, a top cardiologist explains. [Full Story] |
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