MONDAY July 16, 2012 — Evidence is building that poor sleep patterns may do more than make you cranky: The amount and quality of shuteye you get could be linked to mental deterioration and Alzheimer’s disease, four new studies suggest.
Most anyone can buy cough medicine at the local drug store, but that doesn’t mean it’s harmless, especially to youngsters. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice when giving cough medicine to children:
WEDNESDAY July 11, 2012 — Adding to the ongoing debate over what expectant mothers should eat and drink, new Dutch research finds no link between caffeine consumption during pregnancy and later behavioral problems in kids. The study by Eva Loomans,
WEDNESDAY July 11, 2012 — Drinking one or two alcoholic beverages several times a week may improve the bone health of older women and reduce their risk for osteoporosis, a small study suggests. Bones are living tissue with old bone
TUESDAY July 10, 2012 — How many children a woman bears and whether or not she breast-feeds them may affect her weight decades later, according to new research. Childbearing is linked with an increased risk of obesity, but breast-feeding cuts
MONDAY July 9, 2012 — Babies who live with dogs and cats during their first year of life may be less susceptible to respiratory infections, such as the common cold, according to new research. The study of nearly 400 children
THURSDAY July 5, 2012 — More U.S. elementary schools are banning unhealthy beverages from the premises, according to a new report. Just one-third of students in U.S. elementary schools had access to sugary drinks and high-fat milk in 2010-2011, compared
TUESDAY July 3, 2012 — The first over-the-counter test to detect antibodies to the virus that causes AIDS has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency said Tuesday. The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test allows anonymous users