Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are exposed to alcohol before they are born are more likely to have problems with their social skills, according to new research.
Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Hard-to-Control Blood Pressure
TUESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea and hard-to-control high blood pressure may see their blood pressure drop if they treat the sleep disorder, Spanish researchers report.
Potentially Helpful Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cross to Brain: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids -- nutrients long thought to be helpful for neurological health -- can cross the usually impenetrable blood-brain barrier and make their way into the brain, a new study suggests.
Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Altitude may affect an athlete's risk of concussion, according to a new study believed to be the first to examine this association.
Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Better diabetes treatment has slashed rates of complications such as heart attacks, strokes and amputations in older adults, a new study shows.
Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart, Review Finds
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for people trying to quit smoking: Aids such as nicotine gums and patches or smoking cessation drugs such as Chantix won't harm the heart.
Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are falling out of high chairs at alarming rates, according to a new safety study that found high chair accidents increased 22 percent between 2003 and 2010.
Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds
SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of epilepsy patients who have brain surgery to treat the seizure disorder find it improves their mood and their ability to work and drive, a new study reveals.
New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Patients suffering from the intense, chronic and sometimes untreatable ringing in the ear known as tinnitus may get some relief from a new combination therapy, preliminary research suggests.
Alzheimer's Gene Tied to Brain Changes at Early Age
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease can begin to have brain changes as early as childhood, according to a new study.