December 27, 2010
With Cataracts, Misinformation Seems to Abound
When medical experts talk
about prevalence, they're usually referring to how common a
particular disease might be. But in the case of cataracts, they
might just as well be talking about how common it is to uncover
misinformation and misunderstanding about the condition.
Carbon Monoxide May Be Greater Threat in
Carbon monoxide poisoning is
a serious threat, especially during the winter when people may use
ovens and heating appliances to keep warm, says the American
College of Emergency Physicians.
Health Tip: Understanding Thyroiditis
Thyroiditis is an inflammation of the
thyroid gland in the neck, located below the Adam's apple and above
the collarbone. The thyroid regulates your body's metabolic
processes, controlling your heart rate, for example.
People Look to Eyes for Signs of Life, Study
How do people recognize an
image of a face as belonging to a living human being and not a
replica such as a doll or mannequin? A new study suggests that the
eyes have it: they are crucial to helping people distinguish real
faces from those that are not.