Archive for November, 2009

Abdominal Fat Linked to Dementia

November 24th, 2009
Abdominal Fat Linked to DementiaExperts have warned that abdominal adiposity, or belly fat, is linked with a greater risk of having a stroke or a heart attack. Now, a Swedish researcher suggests ...

Rapid STD Test Gains Support

November 24th, 2009
Rapid STD Test Gains SupportAs the incidence of sexually spread diseases continues to rise, a new testing technique may be a solution to slow the spread of communicable diseases. “Part of ...

Pharmacy Input Improves Medication Compliance

November 24th, 2009
Pharmacy Input Improves Medication ComplianceAs healthcare is placed under the microscopic to flesh out health reform, one issue that surfaces involves the poor outcomes that accompany patient non-compliance in taking medications. One solution ...

Physician Depression Associated with Medical Errors

November 24th, 2009
Physician Depression Associated With Medical ErrorsA new study discovers burnout and depression are associated with medical errors by American surgeons. The self-reported mistakes were human-error as opposed to systemic or organization causes. ...

Smoking While Pregnant, Lead Exposure Linked to ADHD

November 23rd, 2009
Smoking While Pregnant, Lead Exposure Linked to ADHDMothers who smoke while pregnant more than double the risk of having a child who will be later diagnosed with ...

Sleep Noise Helps Memory

November 23rd, 2009
Sleep Noise Helps MemoryA new study of memory discovered sounds introduced during sleep can improve learning. Northwestern University research participants were in a deep sleep when sounds, such as a teakettle whistle ...

Parental Guidance Plus Medications Aid Autistic Children

November 23rd, 2009
Parental Guidance Plus Medications Aid Autistic ChildrenA new federal study finds a plan of medication plus a structured training program for parents is beneficial for children with pervasive developmental disorders. The study, funded ...

Maternal Depression Can Stress Child’s Health

November 23rd, 2009
Maternal Depression Can Stress Child's HealthA new report finds maternal depression can worsen asthma symptoms in their children. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center analyzed data from interviews with 262 mothers of African-American children ...

Child Abuse May Cause Premature Aging

November 23rd, 2009
Child Abuse May Cause Premature Aging A new study suggests children who suffered emotional or physical abuse may age prematurely as adults. Researchers from Butler Hospital and Brown University believe traumatized children have ...

Mixed Parental Anxiety Over Internet Predators

November 20th, 2009
Mixed Parental Anxiety Over Internet Predators A new report on parental concerns about the safety of their children’s lives online reveals a wide range of opinion, although some common themes do emerge. ...