October 11, 2010
Health Tip: Is Earwax a Problem?
Earwax protects the ear from dirt and other
foreign particles. It may not cause any medical issues and doesn't
always have to be removed.
Danish Study Suggests Jaundice-Autism Link
Newborn babies who have
jaundice may be at higher risk of developing autism later on, new
research suggests, but other experts said far more research needs
to be done before a cause-and-effect relationship is proven.
Could Excess Computer, TV Time Harm Kids
Pre-teens who spent more
than two hours a day in front of the TV or computer were at greater
risk of having psychological problems than youngsters averaging
less screen time, even if the kids also tended to be physically
active, new research finds.
Retinal Disease Treatments for Elders Doubled Over 10
The number of older
Americans undergoing treatment for retinal conditions such as
age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy
nearly doubled between 1997 and 2007, with a significant shift in
the types of procedures being performed, a new study has found.
No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid
Despite reducing levels of a
protein associated with heart disease, supplements containing the B
vitamin folic acid don't reduce the risk for cardiovascular
disease, death or cancer, according to a new large-scale analysis
of studies on the issue.