Genes Beat Family, Teachers for Academic Success, Study Suggests
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to factors affecting children's school performance, DNA may trump home life or teachers, a new British study finds.
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- If Johnny doesn't take to the violin, don't fret. A new study challenges the widely held belief that music lessons can help boost children's intelligence.
Even Mild Hits to the Head Might Harm the Brain, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- As more research focuses on the damage concussions can cause, scientists now report that even mild blows to the head might affect memory and thinking.
Brain Injuries Tied to PTSD in Marines
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Active-duty Marines who suffer a traumatic brain injury face significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study.
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.