December 12, 2013
Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?
Adults with autism who were intentionally infected with a parasitic intestinal worm experienced an improvement in their behavior, researchers say.
Tough to Predict Profile of Mass Shooter: Report
No single personality profile or set of warning signs can accurately predict who might commit a mass shooting such as occurred a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a new report says.
Health Tip: Help Heal a Heel Spur
Heel spurs are bony growths that form on the
heel as a result of overuse or obesity. They can lead to
significant pain and discomfort.
Generic Cymbalta Approved
The first generic versions of the antidepressant drug Cymbalta (duloxetine delayed-release capsules) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?
If Johnny doesn't take to the violin, don't fret. A new study challenges the widely held belief that music lessons can help boost children's intelligence.
Brain Injuries Tied to PTSD in Marines
Active-duty Marines who suffer a traumatic brain injury face significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study.
Health Plan Enrollment Gains Ground in November
Many more Americans signed up for a health plan in November than in the troubled first month of open enrollment through the new state and federal marketplaces created as part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government reported Wednesday.
FDA to Limit Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals
As experts continue to sound alarm bells about the rising resistance of microbes to antibiotics used by humans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced it was curbing the use of the drugs in livestock nationwide.