Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are more easily distracted during thinking and memory tasks than younger people, a new study finds.
Human Brain Has Coping Mechanism for Dehydration
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The human brain can preserve oxygen to protect itself from the effects of dehydration, a new study finds.
Lymphoma Treatment May Harm, Halt Men's Sperm Production
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay --
Treatment for lymphoma may lower men's fertility, new research indicates.
Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Babies seem to learn even before they're born, a new study suggests.
IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. taxpayers who go without health insurance this year will face fines of up to $2,448 per individual or $12,240 for a family of five, the Internal Revenue Service says.
Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twins' genes may play
a greater role in language delay than their environment, according
to a new study.
Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although cervical
cancers are declining in the United States and Canada, other
cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) are increasing, a new
Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unlike children, the
vast majority of adults finish all of the food they put on their
plate at mealtime, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: July 25, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Supreme
Court's ruling on contraception coverage -- as mandated under the
Affordable Care Act -- could lead to a legal quagmire that might
allow companies to deny insurance coverage for any medical practice
that violates their religious principles, some health care experts
Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dietary changes can
dramatically alter the balance of bacteria in the gut on a daily
basis, according to a new study.
Lift U.S. Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men, Experts Say
FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The United States
should repeal a 30-year policy that bans blood donations from gay
and bisexual men, according to a team of medical and legal experts
writing this week in the
Journal of the American Medical Association.
Health Tip: Pack Safety Essentials for a Long Hike
(HealthDay News) -- If you're heading out on a trail or hike,
make sure you're equipped with a few safety tools.
Health Tip: Easing Headache Pain
(HealthDay News) -- Headache symptoms vary, from a sharp pain to
a dull throb. Remedies to treat these symptoms are similarly
Study Links Shift Work to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Shift workers,
especially men, may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared
to people not on such schedules, a new study suggests.