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For Preschoolers, Even 'Play' Tends to Be Sedentary

Study finds great inactivity and little encouragement for kids to be otherwise,,,, FRIDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Even when they're playing outside, children tend not to be physically active at preschool, a new study says. In fact, the researchers found that 89 percent of so-ca...

Breast Cancer Tends to Grow Faster in Younger Women

Finding could affect how screenings are conducted, analyzed, researchers say THURSDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- While the rate at which breast cancer tumors grow varies among patients, that growth tends to be faster among younger women, Norwegian researchers report. These findings ...

Using Heart Stents Tends to Form More Clots

Cardiac patients who have implanted devices in their hearts face risks. The devices called stents.Stents are used to make arteries patent or open to allow an easy passage of// blood. It is inserted into cardiac arteries by surgeons.Stents may be medicated or non medicated that are coated with drugs...

Make Eye Exams Part of the Back to School Routine

...A recommends that parents contact their doctor of optometry if their child frequently: Loses place while reading Avoids close work tends to rub eyes Has headaches Turns or tilts head Makes frequent reversals when reading or writing Uses finger to maintain place w...

Antidepressant Use in U.S. Has Almost Doubled

..." A second study in the same issue of the journal followed 306 preschoolers aged 3 to 6 years for 24 months and found that depression in this group tends not to just go away as the child gets older, but can linger as a chronic condition. "This is exciting because it gives us an opportunity for early ...

Study finds increased 'sibling risk' of obstructive sleep apnea in children

...occurs when soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and blocks the airway during sleep. Most children with OSA have a history of snoring that tends to be loud and may include obvious pauses in breathing and gasps for breath. Parents often notice that the child seems to be working hard to breathe ...

Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

...and low birth weight babies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though treatable by antibiotics, bacterial vaginosis tends to recur, Erbelding said. Previous research has shown that 15 percent to 30 percent of women have symptomatic bacterial vaginosis within three mont...

Gloomy Days Dim Cognitive Powers of the Depressed

...nstrated a strong link between SAD and other forms of depression, and even with rates of violent murders, suicides and aggressive behavior. Depression tends to become more pronounced in darker months, while aggressive behaviors tend to escalate in lighter months. The effect of sunlight on cognition, how...

What Is Keratosis Pilaris (KP)?

... . About Keratosis Pilaris and littleredbumps.com There is no cure for Keratosis Pilaris (KP) and the cause remains unknown, however it tends to run in families.(2) People with KP may experience flesh-colored or red bumps around hair follicles on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and cheeks...

Five Eating Patterns That Worsen Stress

...ld to your craving, eat mindfully, with your attention focused on how the food tastes and on how it feels in your mouth and your body. Mindless eating tends to lead to overeating or bingeing; by staying focused on what you're eating, you're less likely to let emotions or stress control how much and what yo...

HealthFitness Helps Herbalife Engage Employees in Wellness Promotion Program Through Strategic Use of Incentives

...ompensation strategy and services. "HealthFitness provided us with guidance regarding various dollar amounts and the levels of participation that each tends to draw. With that information in hand, combined with the CEO's desire to reward employees with fitness-related merchandise, we came up with a tier of...

Video: What Are Those Little Red Bumps?

...s.com . About Keratosis Pilaris and littleredbumps.com There is no cure for Keratosis Pilaris (KP) and the cause remains unknown, however it tends to run in families. People with KP may experience flesh-colored or red bumps around hair follicles on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and cheeks, ex...

LoJack SafetyNet and Project Lifesaver Help Rescue Clients Afflicted With Alzheimer's/Dementia Who Wandered

...ering, and is a particularly important service for caregivers and family members during the summer months when the life-threatening issue of wandering tends to increase. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080512/NEM054LOGO ) "These rescues are great examples of how effectively ...

Your Surroundings Mirror Your Beliefs

...irmed that people have "a moderate preference for information that confirms their points of view. It is sometimes attenuated, but for the most part it tends to be there," Albarracin said. Overall, the studies asked people whether they wanted to view or read information that either upheld their point of...

Cyber Bullying Affects One in 10 Students

...g. Boys are more likely to be involved in physical and verbal bullying. Girls are more likely to spread rumors and ostracize a victim. Bullying tends to decline as children get older, with the bulk of bullying taking place in middle school, especially seventh and eighth grades. Compared with white...

Lupus Foundation of America Seeks Proposals for Research Studies on Childhood Lupus and Stem Cell Transplantation

...Jon Barlin Pediatric Lupus Program. There is a special urgency associated with research on pediatric lupus, as lupus in children may develop early and tends to be more severe with multi-organ system involvement. Early and aggressive treatment can have a dramatic, positive impact on disease activity and on ...

Novel light-sensitive compounds show promise for cancer therapy

...amic therapy, called photosensitizers, produce a highly reactive form of oxygen when activated by light. The reactive oxygen kills cells in a way that tends to cause local swelling and inflammation. Mascharak and graduate student Michael Rose have synthesized several different ruthenium nitrosyls in the...

Need a Walking Partner? Try a Dog

... a pace," she said. "On the other hand, if you're walking so slowly that you can easily sing, you're probably not walking fast enough." If your dog tends to saunter down the street, she said, you can intensify the workout by taking a hillier route or by stepping on and off curbs. Marcus said that one...

Spencer's Benefits Reports COBRA Survey Finds Recession Takes Hold: More Were Eligible, Fewer Signed Up, Costs Stay High

...ist," said Huth. "Of course, if many healthy employees feel they can't afford coverage, the cost of COBRA to employers rises as the covered population tends to be sicker. It will be interesting to see if the new 65-percent subsidy increases the percentage of people signing up for COBRA, or keeps them on CO...

Too Much Computer Gaming Can Steal Your Sleep

...environment. "These people tend to be in a room where there is a lot of indirect light from the TV and the screen on the computer. The computer screen tends to simulate sunlight, so even at night you can delay your sleep phase," Abreu said. Also, because of different times zones, it's possible to play ...

Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say

...hy try?' " she said. "But every drop toward a healthy weight is a good move, and it's worth it." And, she said, each healthy change someone makes tends to support another one. "When you're active and at a healthy weight, eating choices become clear, because good foods tend to give you more energy to b...

New Product Detects Early Bed Bug Infestations

...icial Bed Bug Handbook: The Complete Guide to Bed Bugs and Their Control . "The population distribution of and infestation that is detected early on tends to be rather isolated and can typically be eliminated with relative ease. However, over time, the bugs will disperse and become widely distributed an...

Treating gum disease helps rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

... encourage their patients to be aware of the link between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis, says Askari. Bissada notes that gum disease tends to be prevalent in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Both inflammatory diseases share similarities in the progression of the disease over time. In bo...

More Assisted Reproduction, But Fewer Multiple Births

...nt is certainly inequality in access to health care and ART. In Western Europe it is easier for people to access good health care, and funding for ART tends to be more generous than in developing countries," de Mouzon said. Among the other findings: Between 2000 and 2002, the use of intracytoplasmic...

Sensitivity to Alcohol May Predict Alcoholism

...te to alcoholism. The study appears online and will be in the September print issue of the journal. Given the findings, and because alcoholism tends to be genetically influenced, Schuckit said, alcoholics should talk with their children. "You need to tell your kids they are at a fourfold increas...

Infant sleep patterns and parenting focus of study

...fant emotional reactions. Parents will also keep infant sleep diaries. "Most literature on infant sleep patterns comes from pediatric journals, but tends to ignore perspectives from developmental science -- we hope to change that," says Teti. "There's probably not one universal formula that parents shou...

One in five girls in upper secondary school suffers from school burnout

...mela-Aro, school burnout in upper secondary school tends to complicate the transition to further studies, while an enthusiasm for school tends to predict a successful transition to the next edu...nt ten years later on, while an avoidance strategy tends to predict work-related burnout," Katariina Salmel...

Conseco Responds to RiskMetrics Group's Recommendation on Dissident Director Nominee

...ld Conseco, Inc. stock vote for eight of the nine company nominees, but vote for a dissident nominee for the ninth director up for election. "RMG tends to support minority dissident shareholders, so its recommendation to elect a dissident at Conseco's upcoming annual meeting is not surprising," said C...

Novel gene predicts local recurrence in early onset breast cancer

...ent decisions" Killary said, noting the results will need to be validated in a larger cohort of patients. Breast cancer that develops before age 50 tends to be more aggressive and more likely to recur even in the absence of invasion of the lymph nodes at diagnosis. "Approximately one-fourth of women wit...

Mealtime interaction encourages hospitalized seniors to eat more

...roximately 35 percent of elderly people suffer from malnutrition," says Marie-Jeanne Kergoat. "That's a scary estimate when we consider that nutrition tends to deteriorate during hospitalization." St-Arnaud McKenzie observed some 30 patients during mealtimes at the re-adaptation unit of the Institut uni...

Novel gene predicts local recurrence in early-onset breast cancer

...ent decisions" Killary said, noting the results will need to be validated in a larger cohort of patients. Breast cancer that develops before age 50 tends to be more aggressive and more likely to recur even in the absence of invasion of the lymph nodes at diagnosis. "Approximately one-fourth of women wit...

Ethnic Rhinoplasty: The "Classic" Nose Job is Not One Size Fits All

...ows differences in size, shape and cutaneous cover. The supporting platform provided by the skeleton of the midface is different. Cartilage of the tip tends to be small, limiting nasal prominence and producing broadness of the nose," he said. "In contrast to the classic reduction rhinoplasty tha...

Survey finds nearly half of Americans concerned they or their family may get sick from swine flu

... question wording and ordering effects. Non-response in telephone surveys produces some known biases in survey-derived estimates because participation tends to vary for different subgroups of the population. To compensate for these known biases, sample data are weighted to the most recent Census data avail...

New Botox(R) Alternative Dysport(TM) FDA Approved, Ready to Rumble

...set of results, and spread of effect. Dysport(TM) is decidedly faster-acting and has a greater 'spread' (giving a more 'natural' look); while Botox(R) tends to remain more localized, allowing for greater precision and predictability in the treatment area, but possibly requiring more injections in the cours...

Abnormal Heartbeat After Bypass a Bad Sign

...k of mortality," Fonarow said. He agreed that the exact role of atrial fibrillation in the risk equation is not known. The heart rhythm abnormality tends to occur in people who are at higher risk because they are older and have other medical problems, Fonarow said. Still, attention must be paid when ...

Video: Adults 'Facing' ADHD: ADHD Allies(TM) Offers Unique Online Community for Adults with ADHD on New Facebook(R) Page

...o have symptoms as adults. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, ADHD is thought to be a biological condition, usually inherited, and tends to run in some families more than others. In fact, in adults surveyed, almost 40 percent of adults diagnosed with ADHD have at least one other immedia...

New Survey Shows Impact of Rosacea Leaves Sufferers More Than Just 'Red Faced'

... remissions. It typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the ...

Poniard Announces Publication of Results of Picoplatin Phase 2 Study in Journal of Clinical Oncology

... enrollment target in this international, multi-center, randomized, controlled trial in March 2009. SCLC is the most aggressive lung cancer and tends to be widely disseminated by the time of diagnosis. The prognosis for patients with SCLC that has progressed despite chemotherapy is exceedingly poor ...

Expert Running Advice for Getting Fit this Spring

...mpasses the Bioshield technology, which helps keep the foot dry during those April showers. For a narrower foot that tends to over-pronate (roll inward), try the Asics 2140. The shoe features enhanced stability offering additional cushioning for pounding the pavement. ...

Botox(R) vs. Reloxin(R) -- the Wrinkle Titans Poised for Battle

...facial areas, due to differences in the onset of, and spread of effect. Reloxin(R) is decidedly faster-acting and has a greater 'spread'; while Botox tends to remain more localized, allowing for greater precision and predictability in the treatment area, but may require more injections during a treatment....
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