July 12, 2010
Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High
cholesterol levels are generally considered an adult problem, a new
study suggests that current screening guidelines for cholesterol in
children miss many kids who already have higher cholesterol levels
than they should.
Survey Links Puberty to Violent Behavior
A large study by U.S. and
Australian researchers suggests that puberty can be associated with
a substantial increase in violent and socially aggressive
Exercise, Vitamin D Seem to Cut Alzheimer's Risk:
Physical activity and
adequate levels of vitamin D appear to reduce the risk of cognitive
decline and dementia, according to two large, long-term studies
scheduled to be presented Sunday at the International Conference on
Alzheimer's Disease in Hawaii.
Lifestyle Interventions Needed to Stay
There's no lack of
scientific evidence proving that staying in shape and eating right
are critical to a long and healthy life, but the fact that over 8
million Americans have histories of heart attack, stroke or heart
failure suggests that too few are taking the message seriously.
Vitamins D, E Might Help Maintain Brain Health
Three new studies suggest
that vitamins D and E might help keep our minds sharper, aid in
warding off dementia, and even offer some protection against
Parkinson's disease, although much more research is needed to
confirm the findings.
Heart Attack Care Is Getting Better, Report
Patients who have a heart
attack and undergo procedures to open blocked arteries are getting
proven treatments in U.S. hospitals faster and more safely than
ever before, according to the results of a large-scale study.
Sleep Apnea Could Raise Heart Risks for Older
The snoring and breathing
disturbances of sleep apnea may be more than just a nuisance, with
a new study linking the condition to higher risks for heart failure
and heart disease in middle-aged and older men.