Posted 7:00 AM 6/18/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion can lead to damage in the white matter of the brain that resembles abnormalities found in people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine said their (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/17/2013 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- A new brain-imaging study could help explain why children with autism have difficulty with verbal communication: They may not get much pleasure from the human voice.
Researchers found that those with the disorder showed weaker connections between the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all adult survivors of childhood cancer have at least one chronic health problem, according to a new study.
Many of these health conditions are believed to be linked to treatments used to combat the survivors' childhood cancer, such as radiation (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/27/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- If you have a significant hearing loss, hearing aids and other sound-amplification devices can help you cope.
The National Institute on Aging mentions these "assistive" devices that can help you hear better:
Posted 7:00 AM 5/17/2013 by By Alan Mozes
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests the dominant side of your brain may make the call on which ear you choose to use while talking on your cellphone.
The dominant side of your brain is where your speech and language center resides. Ninety-five percent of the human (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/15/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Background noise in the operating room -- such as the sounds of surgical equipment, chatter or music -- can affect surgeons' ability to understand what is being said to them and might result in a breakdown of communication among surgical team members (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/9/2013 by By Amy Norton
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Even the minor noise that fills everyday life, from the ring of a cell phone to the conversation that follows, may have short-term effects on heart function, a small new study suggests.
In the study of 110 adults equipped with portable heart monitors (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/30/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants are more likely to have mental and physical disabilities than full-term infants, but rates of such disabilities aren't rising, new research says.
The study included almost 500 children in Sweden who were born extremely (More)