Posted 9:28 AM 6/17/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
What your preschoolers eat could predict their risk for heart disease later in life.
Researcher in Toronto studied more than 1,000 three to five year-old children. They looked at the weight and cholesterol levels, as well as surveys their parents filled out about their eating habits.(More)
Posted 12:46 PM 6/12/2013 by Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. health officials say doctors should consider giving a daily AIDS drug to another high risk group to prevent infection - people who shoot heroin, methamphetamines or other injection drugs.A similar recommendation is already in place for gay men and heterosexual (More)
Posted 9:10 AM 6/12/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
A new study finds just five percent of restroom users properly their hands.
After observing 3,000 people who used the bathroom, Michigan State University researchers found one out of ten did not wash their hands at all. Twenty percent didn't use soap, and only five percent washed their hands for fifteen seconds or more.
Men were worse than women. Men were more likely to skip the hand washing, and when they did wash their hands, only half used soap.
Posted 9:27 AM 6/11/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
A new study adds to the body of evidence linking Type 2 Diabetes to Dementia.
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco studied nearly 800 older adults with diabetes for 12 years.
Those who had periods of low blood glucose levels had a two-fold increased risk for (More)
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Posted 9:28 AM 6/10/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Nearly a third of children with Autism may show signs of ADHD.
The new finding from researchers at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore is in line with previous research in this area. The doctors found that 29% of Autistic children in their study exhibited problems with attention. All (More)
Posted 9:31 AM 6/6/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Small changes to your lifestyle could have a big impact on your risk for stroke.
Researchers at the University of Vermont studied more than 20,000 Americans, age 45 and older. Each patient received a score based on how many healthy lifestyle factors they followed, like not smoking, keeping their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol under control.
They found for every 1 point increase towards better health, the risk for stroke went down 8%.
Posted 9:27 AM 6/6/2013 by Michael Handler; KSBY News
Kids who watch commercials are more likely to eat junk food, and have distorted view of healthy meals.
Researchers at the University of Michigan interview one hundred parents about their family's TV and food habit. They found those who came from food secure homes had flexibility in their (More)
Posted 10:44 AM 6/5/2013 by NBC News
Drugs used to treat early-stage Alzheimer's disease may also lower the risk for heart attack and death.
Swedish researchers studied more than 7,000 people with Alzheimer's.
They found those taking drugs like Aricept, Exelon, or Razadyne were a third less likely to die from any cause (More)
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Posted 10:40 AM 6/5/2013 by NBC News
While the rates of depression among cancer survivors are similar to those of the general population, they are significantly more likely to experience anxiety.
A new study published in The Lancet reveals cancer survivors have a 50% increased risk for anxiety ten years after they are diagnosed.
They're not alone. Partners often experience more anxiety than survivors.
Posted 10:33 AM 6/5/2013 by NBC News
Once the top-selling diabetes drug in the world, sales of Avandia plummeted in 2007 after an analysis of studies suggested it increased the risk for heart attack.
Now, the FDA is taking another look at the drug, after new research finds it may not be as dangerous as doctors once thought.(More)