March 03, 2011
Health Tip: Avoid Poison Ivy
Most people are allergic to poison ivy, a
three-leafed plant found in most areas of the United States. It
harbors an oil that bonds to any skin that the oil touches, causing
a red, itchy rash.
Research Uncovers Clue to SIDS
A new Australian study
finds that babies who sleep on their stomachs -- a position thought
to pose a risk for SIDS -- have lower levels of oxygen in their
brains than those who sleep on their backs.
Computer Vision Syndrome: Fact or Fiction?
Staring into the enticing
glow of your computer hour after hour may well have its benefits,
but a downside to all that screen time can include dry, tired eyes,
blurred vision, fatigue and headaches.
Stigma Often Adds to Burden of Obesity
Obese people are already
at risk for a range of health issues, but their problems can be
made worse if they feel they are being discriminated against
because of their weight, researchers say.
Chimps, Too, May Use Laughter for Social Gain
Just like humans,
chimpanzees mimic the laughter of others in order to strengthen
social bonds, say researchers who studied 59 chimpanzees living in
four groups in a sanctuary in Zambia.