October 21, 2011
Blocked Tear Ducts Linked to 'Lazy Eye' in
Children younger than age 3
who have blocked tear ducts are at greater risk for amblyopia, or
"lazy eye" -- a condition that could result in permanent vision
loss if not treated early enough, researchers have found.
New Animal Study Might Explain Jet Lag
The way the human circadian
clock sets itself may explain why jet lag tends to affect people
more severely when they're flying west to east compared to the
other direction, a new animal study indicates.
Some Kids Respond Better to ADHD Drug Than
Children with specific gene
variants respond better to the drug methylphenidate (Ritalin,
Concerta), which is widely used to treat attention-deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study says.
Research Suggests Penis Might Produce
Textbooks have long listed
the centers of male hormone production as the testes and adrenal
glands. But those textbooks might need revising if the results of a
new study, showing hormone production in the penis itself, turn out
to be true.