October 25, 2010
Health Tip: How Caffeine May Affect Kids
Caffeine is much more than a wake-me-up
among coffee drinkers. The chemical stimulant also is found in
everything from popular sodas to over-the-counter pain relievers
and cold remedies.
Health Tip: Help Prevent Gymnastics Injuries
Gymnastics can lead to injury without some
preparation. In 2007, more than 69,000 kids under age 14 were
treated for gymnastics-related medical problems, the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says.
Bitter Taste Receptors Found in Lungs May Aid Asthma
Bitter taste receptors are
located in the lungs as well as on the tongue, a finding that might
lead to improved treatments for asthma and other obstructive lung
diseases, according to researchers at the University of Maryland
School of Medicine in Baltimore.
NFL Players With Concussions Sidelined Longer:
Concussions in professional
football have been a hot topic of late: Just last week, the
National Football League announced it would begin suspending
players for illegal and dangerous hits that often result in head
Marathons Affect Heart, but Runners Bounce
Running a marathon can
damage your heart, with more than half of the segments in the
heart's main pumping chamber typically functioning a little under
par during the race, a new study shows.
Aspirin May Help Patients Beat Prostate Cancer
One of the world's most
ubiquitous and pedestrian drugs -- aspirin -- may cut the risk of
dying for men who have prostate cancer that has not yet spread
beyond the gland, a new study suggests.