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Women with migraines and visual symptoms may have higher stroke risk

...vale (PFO); both have a hereditary basis. While a baby grows in the womb, he or she has a normal opening between the hearts left and right atria (upper chambers). If this opening doesnt close naturally soon after the birth, the hole is called PFO. Furthermore, migraine has long been regarded as a risk...

Baby DVDs, videos may hinder, not help, infants' language development

...s found that for every hour per day spent watching baby DVDs and videos, infants understood an average of ...here is no clear evidence of a benefit coming from baby DVDs and videos and there is some suggestion of harm, said Frederick Zimmerman, lead author of the s...

Young children's taste preferences may be influenced by fast-food branding

...e child who was not allowed to drink milk) and two baby carrots. Parents completed a questionnaire including their childs race/ethnicity, age, exposure to McDonalds food and toys and television viewing habits. A total of 63 children completed the study and performed a total of 304 individual tasting c...

Old McDonald's has a hold on kids' taste buds, Stanford/Packard study finds

...foods: chicken nuggets, a hamburger, french fries, baby carrots and milk. The chicken nuggets, hamburger and french fries were all from McDonald's; the carrots and milk were purchased from a grocery store. Robinson and his colleagues chose to specifically study McDonald's because the company is the larges...

Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements

...es to try to avoid more aches. It might be okay to baby sore muscles for a while, but protecting them for too long can cause them to weaken. When those muscles are called into play unexpectedly -- such as lurching forward to grab a bag of falling groceries -- more injury can occur, said Thomas, an associa...

New book guides boomers through retirement maze

...by a professor at The University of Arizona guides baby boomers and their families through the often overw...that cover the entire range of legal issues facing baby boomers, including retirement income, housing, health care, estate planning, elder abuse, living wil...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative

...tions. This will become increasingly important as baby boomers are reaching retirement age and are beginning to flood the healthcare system. Lastly, the initiative will address the unique needs of cancer survivors, as more and more cancer patients are living long beyond their cancer treatment. Komen...

Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu

... women with untreated syphilis end in death of the baby before or shortly after birth, and surviving infants may suffer lifelong effects such as mental disability, deafness, or blindness. Testing for syphilis infection during pregnancy can prevent these outcomes, but only if the mothers receive prompt tre...

Predicting the quality of life for older adults

As a growing number of baby boomers retire, our society will have more older adults than ever before, so it is crucial to determine what predicts quality of life in older age. A joint study from the University of Alberta and University of Victoria, recently published in Researc...

Tiny newborns face higher risk of death at community hospitals, Stanford/VA study finds

...een a live, but struggling, premature infant and a baby who dies before delivery. Attending physicians available around the clock can also respond at a moment's notice to any signs of trouble, for example. Although low-level community neonatal ICUs are required to partner with higher-level centers, the ...

Brain research poised to dramatically advance global society

...de as early onset Alzheimer's begins to affect the baby boomer generation. Today, one in 17 Americans suffer from a serious mental illness, the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for people 15 to 44 years old, according to the National Institute on Mental Health. New brain research during the init...

Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies

... "Stabilizing the blood vessels right before the baby is born is a tremendous opportunity to save the baby from potentially lifelong complications," said Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., Ph.D., a neuroscientist at t...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

DURHAM, N.C. -- "My baby is doing what other babies her age are doing -- sh...e her absent immune system. Dave'yana was the 31st baby to receive such a transplant at Duke to correct immune system deficiencies caused by a condition cal...

Breastfeeding duration rates for infants born in an inner-city WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly hospital

...e in the hospital and what influenced whether that baby was still being nursed at six months old. The study found that the rates of breastfeeding at six months was decreased for families with public insurance or if there was an early feeding problem. And although other studies have concluded that demogr...

States' spending may help keep childless seniors independent

... community as long as possible." Given the aging baby boom generation and concerns of families caring for aging parents, the researchers caution that further research is needed to determine how to allocate limited long-term care resources in the United States....

Advances in brain research poised to dramatically change society

...rs as early onset Alzheimer's begins to affect the baby boomer generation. What if we could manage Alzheimer's disease with targeted treatments in a similar manner to how HIV is treated" One in 17 Americans currently suffer from a serious mental illness, the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for p...

$30 million boost to dementia research

...pulation is projected to quicken after 2010,as the baby boomer generation starts to reach age 65. "It is c...lose if we are to tackle the dementia epidemic. As baby boomers enterthe age of greatest risk, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will become the publi...

Baby aspirin better for your health, University of Kentucky study says

...daily dose of an adult-sized aspirin rather than a baby aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke. A stu...edical Association, found that doses higher than a baby aspirin, 75 to 81 mg, are no better at preventing cardiovascular events long-term and are associated...

Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities

...ill grow significantly in the next 30 years as the baby boom generation enters late life. If one considers people who now are disabled, those likely to develop a future disability, and people who are or will be affected by the disabilities of family members or others close to them, it becomes clear that ...

Rush University Simulation Laboratory honored for innovation

...ors. The new acquisitions include a more realistic baby simulator, a laparoscopic simulator, a neonatal/birthing simulator, and an additional human patient "emergency care" simulator. lCinicians can practice a variety of clinical tasks such as tracheal intubations, insertion of intravenous or bladder cath...

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