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Health News for 01/03/12

January 03, 2012

Health Tip: When It's Time to Call the Doctor About Bedwetting

Most cases of bedwetting aren't something to worry about, experts say, but occasionally they can represent a medical problem.
Health Tip: Footcare Suggestions for Diabetics

Two common complications of diabetes are nerve damage and poor circulation, which make foot problems common among diabetics.
Most Adults With Facial Disfigurement Adapt Psychologically

Adults who were born with a severe facial disfigurement have generally good psychological adjustment, according to a small new study.
Fun Ways to Include Kids in Fitness Resolutions

Parents can involve their children in any New Year's fitness resolutions they may have in the works, says one fitness expert, by making exercise seem fun and exciting.
Older Folks, College Kids Make Decisions Just as Quickly: Study

Good news for seniors: Your decision-making skills may be as quick and sharp as college students, researchers report.
Poor Sleep May Complicate Young Diabetics' Blood Sugar Control

Poor sleep may be undermining the efforts of children with type 1 diabetes when it comes to controlling their blood sugar, new research indicates.
Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid May Signal Early Alzheimer's

Searching for a better screen for early Alzheimer's disease, researchers think they have found a marker of change in the brain that precedes the onset of the disease by five to 10 years.
Lots of Exercise May Boost Kids' Grades

A Dutch review of prior research reveals that the more physically active school-aged children are, the better they fare in the classroom.
Insulin-Linked Hormone May Also Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Rising levels of a hormone associated with sensitizing the body to insulin appears to raise the risk for developing dementia and Alzheimer's among women, new research reveals.
Spinal Manipulation, Home Exercise May Ease Neck Pain

Spinal manipulation and home exercise are more effective at relieving neck pain in the long term than medications, according to new research.
Study Looks at Deep Brain Stimulation in Bipolar Patients

A small study suggests that deep brain stimulation, which is currently being investigated as a treatment for general depression, may also help patients with bipolar disorder.
Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

New research suggests that the combination of poverty and having diabetes during pregnancy significantly raises the risk of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a woman's offspring.
Health Highlights: Jan. 3, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Women's Sexual Satisfaction Often Rises With Age: Study

Sexual satisfaction increases with age among sexually active older women, according to a new study, while those who don't have sex are satisfied with their sex lives.
Weight Loss Surgery Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Deaths

Obese people who undergo weight loss surgery appear to reduce their risk of heart attack, stroke and death, Swedish researchers report.
Extra Calories, Low Protein Are Culprits in Weight Gain

It's too many calories, not too much protein, that leads to unhealthy weight gain associated with overeating, new research suggests.
U.S. Heart Attack Patients Readmitted Most Often: Study

People who have heart attacks in the United States are far more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days than people in 16 other countries, a new study indicates.
Pneumonia Vaccine Approved for Older People

The Prevnar 13 bacterial pneumonia vaccine has been approved for people aged 50 and older, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.



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