|Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'
Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits' THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that the brains of some football players who had the usual head hits associated with the sport, but no concussions, still had signs of mild brain injury six months after the season ended. "We followed athletes at the beginning of football season, after and for six months later," said Dr. Jeffrey Bazarian, an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Roche...
Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive. But a new, long-term European study says this strategy, called "active surveillance," has a major flaw -- if men don't come back for regular checkups, doctors won't be able to tell if their pr...
Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance
Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Creative activities outside of work may help boost your job performance, a new study suggests. Personal endeavors after-hours help employees recover from on-the-job demands and improve skills such as problem-solving, the researchers report in the April 17 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology . Researchers surveyed 341 employees across the United States, asking about their creativ...
Health Highlights: April 17, 2014
Health Highlights: April 17, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Scientists Create First Embryo Clones Using Cells From Adults For the first time, scientists say they have used material from cells from two adults to create early stage cloned embryos. They then used those embryos to create tissue that was an exact genetic match of the donors. The aim of the research is to be able to grow tissue in the laboratory from patients' own c...
School Bans on Chocolate Milk May Backfire
School Bans on Chocolate Milk May Backfire THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Banning chocolate milk from schools may sound like a good move for kids' health, but efforts to do so haven't turned out that way, a small study found. Bans on chocolate milk in 11 Oregon elementary schools were linked to a big drop in the amount of healthy, fat-free white milk students drank, a team of Cornell University researchers reports. Nicole Zammit, former assistant director of nutrition services at the Eugen...
Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have demystified how a sperm and egg couple, with new research in mice indicating that egg cells carry a special receptor that allows sperm to attach to and fertilize eggs. The British study, published online April 16 in the journal Nature , may offer new ways to improve both fertility treatments and contraceptives in people, with experts saying that human eggs also have protein receptors...
Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought
Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds. Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa , which can cause microbial keratitis. This is an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can cause vision loss. The investigators tested nine strains of P. aeruginosa gather...
Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study
Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency, according to a new study. Waiting until about two minutes after birth to clamp the umbilical cord allows more blood to pass from the mother's placenta to the baby, which lowers the risk of iron deficiency during infancy,...
Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat
Scientists Find New Way to Observe 'Good' Brown Fat THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed "good" brown fat in a living adult for the first time. The researchers say their success could help efforts to fight obesity and diabetes. Unlike white fat, brown fat is considered good because it burns calories and helps control weight. Learning more about brown fat could lead to new ways to improve people's health, the scientists said. ...
Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash
Health Tip: Avoid Diaper Rash (HealthDay News) -- Diaper rash can be sore and painful for your little one, but there are things you can do to help keep diaper rash at bay. The American Academy of Pediatrics says diaper rash can be triggered by: Excessive moisture in or near the diaper. Chafing of the skin. Prolonged exposure to stool or urine. A yeast or bacterial infection. An allergic reaction to something in the diaper.
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