February 09, 2011
Gestures May Help the Brain 'See'
Gesturing with your hands
while talking can generate mental images that help solve complex
problems related to spatial visualization, new research shows.
Health Tip: Why Am I Puffy?
Edema -- swelling that results from fluid
build-up in your tissues -- is most common in the feet, ankles and
legs. But it can occur anywhere in the body.
Health Tip: Teach Kids About Portion Control
Whopping portion sizes are a big reason for
why people overeat. But if you teach your children about
appropriate portion sizes, they may be more likely to stick to
healthy portions into adulthood.
Not All Birthmarks Harmless, Expert Says
About one in 10 infants
develops a vascular birthmark at birth or soon after. Though
typically harmless, some may need treatment because of location and
growth patterns, a dermatologist suggests.
Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?
Diet soda fans who drink
the beverages every day may be cutting down on calories, but they
also might be boosting their risk of stroke, new research