August 10, 2011
Health Tip: Senior Drivers, Stay Safe
Many seniors rely on their car for mobility
and independence. But the chances of getting into an automobile
accident grow as you age, especially after your 75th birthday, the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Health Tip: Considering a Baby Walker?
Some parents feel baby walkers can help
youngsters learn to walk at an earlier age. But the American
Academy of Pediatrics warns that baby walkers can be dangerous --
and delay walking.
Honing in on the Genetics of MS
A new study on the
genetic underpinnings of multiple sclerosis (MS) has identified
more than 50 gene variants that may contribute to the autoimmune
disease, 29 of which are new discoveries.
ADHD, Autism May Sometimes Share Gene
Some of the genetic
variants implicated in ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder) overlap with genes and nerve communication pathways that
play a role in autism, a new study finds.