Posted 7:00 AM 5/18/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Children who swallow high-powered magnets often need surgery and other invasive procedures to remove the objects, according to a new study.
The researchers, from the Louisiana State University Health Center in New Orleans, found that more than 79 (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/17/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- As the American Psychiatric Association unveils the latest edition of what is considered the "bible" of modern psychiatry this weekend, the uproar over its many changes continues.
"This is unprecedented, the amount of commentary and debate and criticism," (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/16/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- The adult children of parents who were addicted to alcohol or drugs are at increased risk for depression, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at data from nearly 6,300 Canadian adults and found that 312 of them had suffered major depression in the (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/15/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Young infants may not be able to speak, but that doesn't mean they're not trying to communicate.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should watch newborns for early signs of communication, checking for any possible signs of delay. The academy says babies (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism see simple movement much more quickly than other children, a small new study finds.
This extreme sensitivity to motion may explain why some people with the developmental disorder are highly sensitive to noise and bright lights, and (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- At least 10 percent of severe genetic heart defects are caused by new gene mutations that were not passed down from patients' parents, a new study finds.
Congenital heart disease is the most common form of birth defect and occurs in nearly 1 percent of (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Spending more time in physical education classes helps students develop muscle strength and doesn't increase their risk of broken bones, a new study finds.
The study included more than 900 girls and boys at a school in Sweden who had up to 200 minutes (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/9/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Infants' early growth is influenced by the types of bacteria in their digestive system, a new study says.
A variety of bacteria quickly populate the sterile digestive tract of a newborn. Norwegian researchers identified connections between specific types (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they finally know what causes babies to be born with port-wine stain birthmarks and a rarer but related condition that often leads to lifelong struggles with blindness, seizures and mental disabilities.
In a new study published in the (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Magnesium may be as crucial to children's bone health as calcium, according to a small, early study.
While it's known that magnesium is important for adults' bone health, few studies have examined the nutrient's role in children's bones. This study found (More)