|Health Tip: Do You Talk in Your Sleep?
Health Tip: Do You Talk in Your Sleep? (HealthDay News) -- Talking during sleep can affect your ability to feel rested the next day, not to mention that it can keep your partner awake. The National Sleep Foundation suggests how to help prevent talking during sleep: Stick to a consistent sleep schedule. Make sure you get enough sleep each night. Avoid alcohol and eating before bed. Manage your stress.
Health Tip: Preparing for the First Day of School
Health Tip: Preparing for the First Day of School (HealthDay News) -- Your child may be excited yet anxious about school, especially if he or she is going to a new school. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help your child prepare: Remind your child about the positives of going to school, such as seeing old friends. Talk with your child about what he or she is feeling. Explain that most children are nervous about school. Talk about the child's accomplishments from last year and the new t...
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids? WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds of mental health issues in their children. Now, a study involving more than 13,000 children finds no rise in the risk of autism in children whose mothers used an antidepressant while pregnant, but some data suggesting a heightened risk of attention-deficit/...
'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking
'Half a Glass' Rule May Curb Overdrinking WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pouring half a glass of wine at a time may keep you from drinking too much, according to a new study. Researchers asked 74 college students and staff to pour red and white wines in different settings and from bottles that had varying amounts of wine in them. The participants were told to pour an amount they considered normal. Those who had a "rule of thumb" about how much to pour -- such as limiting it to half a glass...
Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure
Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study done from the heights of Mount Everest, Italian researchers found that your blood pressure steadily increases if you ascend to great heights. They also found that a drug widely used to treat high blood pressure was ineffective once climbers reached above a certain altitude. The findings, reported online Aug. 27 in the European Heart Journal , could impact not just high-altitude trekkers b...
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Someone who has been mugged in a dark alley will likely never want to return there, having associated that location with a fear of being attacked. But neuroscientists working with mice say they've discovered the brain circuit that controls how memories are linked with positive and negative emotions. And in rodent tests, they've manipulated brain cells to reverse the emotions attached to a memory. In essence, they made...
Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease
Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic discovery about Crohn's disease could lead to different ways to fight the bowel disorder, researchers report. The scientists pinpointed chemical changes in Crohn's patients' DNA that affect how their genes work, and said these changes can be detected in blood samples. Along with raising the possibility of a simple diagnostic test for Crohn's, the findings provide new insight into how the disease d...
Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2014
Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2014 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nigeria Keeps Schools Closed Until October as Part of Ebola Control Measures Nigeria has ordered all schools to stay closed until mid-October as part of efforts to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The new school year was scheduled to start Monday, but the education minister told schools to remain closed to give time for staff to be trained on how to deal with...
Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds
Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for seniors with sleep apnea. CPAP is widely used to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the airway relaxes and narrows during sleep, causing breathing problems and interrupted sleep that leads to daytime drowsiness. CPAP keeps the airway open by pushing a stream of air through a patien...
Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities
Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overconfident people are better at convincing others that they're more talented than they really are, and therefore are more likely to get promotions and reach high-level positions, a new study indicates. The researchers added that these "self-deceived" people are also more likely to overestimate other people's abilities and to take greater risks. And finally, people who underestimate themselves are...
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