May 21, 2013
Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds
Swollen tonsils and adenoids are a major cause of sleep apnea in children, and while removing them did not improve attention, memory or learning for these kids, it did help them with sleep, behavior and quality of life, a new study finds.
Student Suicide May Spur Similar Thoughts in Teens
When a classmate commits
suicide, teens are more likely to consider or attempt suicide
themselves, according to a new study. This "suicide contagion"
occurs regardless of whether the teens knew the deceased student
personally, the researchers found.
Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC
The overall health of
Americans isn't improving much, with about six in 10 people either
overweight or obese and large numbers engaging in unhealthy
behaviors like smoking, heavy drinking or not exercising, a new
government report shows.
Long-Term Use of Antibiotic May Help Those With COPD
Thousands of Americans, many
of them smokers or ex-smokers, suffer from the lung condition known
as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Now a new study
finds that patients placed on the common antibiotic azithromycin
may be able to cut down on hospitalizations due to flare-ups of the