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Health News for 11/29/11

November 29, 2011

New Software Might Help Predict Difficult Childbirth

A new type of computer simulation can predict whether a pregnant woman will have a difficult childbirth, researchers report.
Health Tip: Minimize Jet Lag

Jet lag can leave you feeling too tired to enjoy your new destination, but there are things you can do to help your body prepare.
Health Tip: Signs That May Indicate ADHD

Many people define attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as the inability to stay focused and the tendency to wander in thought and action.
'Flat Head' Syndrome in Babies Usually Temporary

A new report reminds pediatricians that more young babies are sleeping on their backs, raising the risk of temporary head-flattening.
Medication Review May Benefit Home Health Care Patients

Nearly 40 percent of American seniors who receive medical care from a home health agency take at least one prescription drug that is potentially unsafe or ineffective for them, according to a new study.
Girls Feel Sadder Than Boys When Friends Let Them Down

When a friend lets them down, girls may take it harder than boys do, a new study suggests.
Scans Reveal Differences in Psychopathic Brains

Differences seen in the structure and function of psychopaths' brains could help explain their often callous and impulsive anti-social behavior, U.S. researchers report.
Men More Likely to Skip Cancer Screenings: Study

Men are less willing than women to be screened for cancer, even though men have higher cancer death rates, a new study shows.
Chronic Disease May Up Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insured

Among families with employer-sponsored health care plans, those coping with chronic illness pay more out of their pockets than those without chronic illness, primarily because of higher prescription drug copayments, a new study finds.
Could Soccer 'Headers' Cause Brain Injury?

Frequent "heading" of soccer balls by avid amateur players may cause brain damage leading to subtle but serious declines in thinking and coordination skills, a new study suggests.
Creative Minds More Prone to Cheating

Creative thinkers are more likely to cheat than those who are less creative, perhaps because being an original thinker increases a person's ability to rationalize their actions, according to a new study.
Mid-Morning Snacks May Thwart Diets

Dieters may want to reconsider that mid-morning snack.
Health Highlights: Nov. 29, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Do Men Think About Sex All the Time? Maybe Not

A new study is challenging the widely held notion that men's minds are preoccupied with one topic: sex.
Lipitor Goes Generic, Saving Patients Money

The nation's top-selling drug, Lipitor, goes generic on Wednesday, and that's good news for patients, experts say.
New Hip Implants No Better Than Older Ones, Study Finds

No matter the material, all types of hip replacement devices appear to work the same, a new analysis finds.
Many With HIV Not Getting Meds: CDC

Some 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV, yet only about 28 percent of them have their disease under control, federal health officials report.

 

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