April 25, 2011
Health Tip: Don't Take Fainting Lightly
Fainting can occur for a number of reasons,
from feeling terror to being dehydrated, a state in which the body
does not have as much fluid or water as it should. In some
instances, fainting requires emergency medical attention.
Pediatricians Urge Better Protection From
The U.S. chemical
management policy needs an overhaul because it does not adequately
protect children and pregnant women, who are most susceptible to
hazardous substances, a new position paper from the American
Academy of Pediatrics claims.
Bullied Kids Showing Up in School Nurses'
Elementary school children
who were victims of peer bullying -- along with the bullies
themselves -- made more frequent visits to a school nurse's office
with complaints of physical illnesses and injuries than their other
classmates, according to new research out of Kansas.
Do IQ Tests Measure More Than Intelligence?
A new study suggests that
the ability of IQ tests to predict your future -- in areas such as
job success, education and any brushes with the law -- has a lot to
do with how motivated you are when you take the test.
Experts Offer New Guidance for Blood Pressure Control in
Elderly Americans are at
high risk for high blood pressure and related health problems and
death, but lifestyle changes and proper use of medicines can reduce
these risks, says a clinical guidance statement released Monday by
the American Heart Association and the American College of
Common Painkillers May Blunt Antidepressants
painkillers such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen may reduce the
effectiveness of antidepressants called selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, according to a mouse and human study
from The Rockefeller University in New York City.
Heart-Healthy Omega-3s Not Healthy for Prostate:
High levels of
heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in the blood may be associated
with an increased risk for developing aggressive prostate cancer,
while elevated levels of unhealthy trans-fatty acids may lower the
risk, a new study suggests.