June 22, 2011
Health Tip: Create a First Aid Kit
In case of emergency, a well-stocked first
aid kit could be a lifesaver. Keep one in your home, in your car,
and even at work. And keep one handy if you are hiking, biking,
camping or boating.
Eating Disorders May Raise Risk of Depression in
strikes one in 10 women during pregnancy or shortly after giving
birth, those who have had an eating disorder or suffered physical
or sexual abuse are more likely to develop the condition, according
to a new study.
Chips, Fries, Soda Most to Blame for Long-Term Weight
The edict to eat less and
exercise more is far from far-reaching, as a new analysis points to
the increased consumption of potato chips, French fries, sugary
sodas and red meat as a major cause of weight gain in people across
the United States.
Simple Saliva Test Detects Your 'Real' Age
A new test that uses a
saliva sample to predict a person's age within a five-year range
could prove useful in solving crimes and improving patient care,
University of California, Los Angeles geneticists say.
City Living Tied to More Anxiety, Mood
People who are born and
raised in cities have a greater lifetime risk for anxiety and mood
disorders due to the impact that city living appears to have on two
brain regions that regulate emotion and stress, a new international
Poor Brain 'Sync' a Possible Sign of Autism
Researchers searching for
an early indicator of autism say they've discovered a promising
possibility: an impairment in the ability of the brain's right and
left hemispheres to communicate with each other.
New Drug Effectively Treats Hepatitis C
The recently approved
drug Incivek, combined with two standard drugs, is highly effective
at treating hepatitis C, a notoriously difficult-to-manage liver
disease, two new studies show.