Posted 10:06 AM 5/22/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke in early childhood are more likely to have anti-social and aggressive behavior.
Canadian researchers examined smoke exposure and behavior data on more than 2,000 kids from birth to age 10. Those who had smoke exposure, even temporarily, were more likely to be physically aggressive by the time they finished fourth grade.
Experts estimate that 40% of children worldwide are exposed to secondhand smoke.
Posted 10:01 AM 5/22/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
An experimental Asthma drug shows promise, but is a long way away from your local pharmacy.
In a three month trial, the drug decreased the number of Asthma attacks and other symptoms by 87% in adults who didn't get enough relief from other medications.
The drug works to block two inflammatory chemicals thought to contribute to Asthma. The drug is called Dupilumab.
Posted 9:26 AM 5/21/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Listening to music appears to reduce anxiety and the use of sedatives among ICU patients on a ventilator.
Therapists put together a play list of each patient's favorite music, and allowed them to listen at any time throughout the day.
Five days later, these patients had anxiety scores 36% lower than those who had no music.
They also required two fewer doses of sedatives by the fifth day, than the usual care patients.
Posted 9:18 AM 5/21/2013 by KSBY News
New research links bed sharing to an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
A British study estimates 88 percent of all SIDS deaths that occurred while co-sleeping may have been avoided if the baby was in its own crib.
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Posted 9:25 AM 5/20/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Researchers are finding new treatments for Asthma by looking in their pantry.
Experts at Columbia University tested purified ginger on airway muscle samples. They combined the ginger with common asthma medications and saw what happened when it was used on muscles that were constricted.
The samples that were exposed to ginger relaxed more than those not treated with ginger.
Posted 9:16 AM 5/16/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
There is promising information out about treating advanced Melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
New research from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center finds a combination of two drugs can shrink Melanoma tumors significantly.
The drugs work by boosting the immune (More)
Posted 9:30 AM 5/15/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Medical researchers in China unveiled a sheep fitted with a new type of artificial heart this week.
It's reportedly a smaller, lighter artificial heart than pervious prototypes. Scientists say the sheep has lived more than 60 days with the artificial heart and is good condition.
The heart was jointly developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology and an international cardiovascular hospital in northern China.
Posted 9:23 AM 5/15/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Scientists have taken another step towards turning human skin cells into embryonic stem cells.
The cells are capable of turning into any type of cell in the body, like nerve, liver, and heart cells. Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University used a variation of an approach (More)
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Posted 2:20 PM 5/14/2013 by NBC News
(NBC News) Oscar winner Angelina Jolie is turning heads for something other than her acting and directing skills.
Writing in the New York Times, Jolie says she underwent a double mastectomy after learning she tested positive for one of the breast cancer genes.
Posted 9:30 AM 5/13/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
New research reveals an unhealthy lifestyle combined with job stress can take a toll on your heart.
A British study of more than 15,000 adults found those who felt work-related stress had an increased risk of coronary artery disease. The risk was even higher when they also had at least two (More)