January 24, 2012
Health Tip: Exercise for Healthier Bones
Want to keep your bones strong and healthy?
Make sure you get plenty of exercise to help ward off problems such
as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and pain affecting the joints and
Health Tip: Food Can Affect Sleep
What you eat and drink can have a big impact
on your ability to fall or stay asleep. Many foods can make you
feel drowsy, while others can cause trouble sleeping.
How Did Generation X Respond to the H1N1 'Swine' Flu
Only about one in five
American adults aged 36 to 39 got a flu shot during the H1N1 swine
flu epidemic of 2009-2010, even though about 65 percent were at
least moderately concerned about the disease and nearly 60 percent
claimed to follow the issue moderately or very closely.
Ob-Gyns Should Screen for Domestic Abuse:
gynecologists should screen all patients for intimate partner
violence, including during prenatal visits, according to new
recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and
Can Low Birth Weight Raise Autism Risk?
After studying data on more
than 3,700 pairs of identical twins, researchers from Northwestern
University found that low birth weight was associated with more
than triple the risk for autism spectrum disorder among twins in
which autism only affected one of the children.
CT Scan Dye Containing Iodine May Affect
Iodinated contrast media
(ICM), a substance commonly used in imaging procedures such as CT
scans and cardiac catheterization, may affect patients' thyroid
function, according to a new study in the Jan. 23 issue of the
Archives of Internal Medicine.
Drug May Slow Early Prostate Cancer: Study
New research suggests that
Avodart, a drug used to treat an enlarged prostate gland, may help
slow the progression of early stage prostate cancer, reducing the
need for aggressive treatment in some men.
Could 'Magic' Mushrooms Ease Depression?
Psychedelic mushrooms may
point to new ways to treat depression, suggest two small brain
imaging studies that seem to show how psilocybin -- the active
ingredient in such mushrooms -- affects the brain.