February 20, 2012
Health Tip: Never Leave Kids in the Car
Kids left in the car, either accidentally or
not, can be at risk for hyperthermia, a potentially dangerous
elevation of body temperature. This can happen even in mild weather
and in a short period of time.
Gene Might Boost Risk for Obesity
A new animal study suggests
that a genetic mutation could put certain people at higher risk for
becoming obese if they eat high-fat diets.
Bird Flu Studies Can Be Published After All:
Research on a mutated,
more contagious form of the bird flu virus can be published in
full, the World Health Organization announced Friday, despite
concerns that bioterrorists could use the information to start a
Study Links Colic in Infants to Migraines in
Experts are beginning to
believe some that some non-headache health problems in childhood --
such as vomiting and vertigo -- might be linked to migraines later
in life. Now, a new study suggests a connection between mothers
with migraines and colic in infancy.
Korlym Approved for Cushing's Syndrome
Korlym (mifepristone) has
been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat
endogenous Cushing's syndrome, a disabling disorder caused by
overproduction of the so-called "stress hormone," cortisol.