November 29, 2010
Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising
Eating disorders have risen
steadily in children and teens over the last few decades, with some
of the sharpest increases occurring in boys and minority youths,
according to a new report.
Too Much Hygiene May Affect Immune System, Study
Children and teens who are
overexposed to antibacterial soaps that contain the chemical
triclosan may be at increased risk for hay fever and other
allergies, a finding that suggests that being too clean can
actually make people sick, researchers say.
Regular Walking May Slow Decline of
New research suggests that
walking about five miles a week may help slow the progression of
cognitive illness among seniors already suffering from mild forms
of cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease.