Wednesday, February 21, 2018
video games and nutrition

Hey Kids: Pick up That Video Game and Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables

Video games and nutrition are often placed at opposite ends of the spectrum, with most parents envisioning the typical gamer sprawled on a couch with a controller in one hand and a bag of...
Healthcare Technology Trends

Executives Say 2016 Healthcare Technology Trends Key to Success

Healthcare executives have a generally positive outlook for the industry over the coming year, according to an April 2016 study from CIT Group, and are optimistic about mergers and acquisitions, increased revenue and advances...
Dietary Guideline

Unpublished Study Shakes Up Dietary Guideline Thinking

Forty years ago, while the United States was preparing for the Bicentennial celebration, Minnesota researchers were studying the impact of dietary health guidelines and concluding that conventional wisdom on the subject might be wrong. For...
Childhood Depression

Spanking Linked to Future Childhood Depression and More

Today is Childhood Depression Awareness Day, drawing attention to the children who suffer from depression – the most common mental health issue in the United States. A conservative estimate says 1-in-33 children have some...
treating sudden cardiac arrest

Two Drugs Could Save Thousands from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A study conducted by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium has confirmed that certain antiarrhythmic medications, when administered by medical professionals, improved the survival rates of cardiac arrest patients who had failed electrical shock treatment. Not all...
children’s food

FDA Fights to Limit Arsenic in Children’s Food

Rice has been a staple of infant diets, from pudding to milk to rice-based cereal, but a recent proposal from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will have many parents rethinking their children’s...
Quality of Life for Deaf

NIH Study Develops Ways to Improve Quality of Life Measure for Deaf, Hard of...

A new $1.6 million study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will look to improve the quality of life for the deaf and hard of hearing. The study, which is led by the...
Peanut Allergy

Peanut Allergy Risk may be Reduced by Early Peanut Exposure

The growing number of peanut allergy cases could be curtailed by a common food. That would be peanuts themselves. A March 2016 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that introducing peanuts to...
B12 deficiency disorders

Low B12 Levels in Brains of Those with Autism, Schizophrenia

Vitamin B12 shortfalls in the brain may be a contributing factor in autism and schizophrenia, as well as old-age dementia, according to research published in the journal PLOS ONE. Brain levels of vitamin B12 tend...
Risk of Dementia Declining

Study: Scientists Baffled as Risk of Dementia Declining

The occurrence of dementia is expected to increase with age, but a February 2016 study showed that the risk of developing the disorder is on the decline. The New England Journal of Medicine published the...