Posted 10:14 AM 4/17/2013 by NBC News
Children who have migraines likely had colic as an infant.
Researchers in Paris studied hundreds of children who had experienced a migraine and compared them to healthy children.
They found more than two-thirds of migraine patients had colic, compared to a quarter of children without the headaches.
More studies are planned to examine the link.
Posted 10:13 AM 4/17/2013 by NBC News
Hospitals make more money when they make mistakes, according to a new analysis.
Researchers looked at the records of more than 30,000 surgical patients, of which nearly 2,000 had a complication that could have been prevented, like a blood clot or infection.
Patients who experienced a (More)
Posted 10:58 AM 4/16/2013 by NBC News
New research reveals short-term hearing loss after a loud concert does not indicate damage, but instead is the body's way to cope.
The study found when a person is exposed to noise, cells in the inner ear release a hormone causing a temporary reduction in hearing sensitivity, in order to protect it from permanent damage.
Scientists discovered this by experimenting with lab mice that had no receptor to help buffer loud noises.
Posted 10:56 AM 4/16/2013 by NBC News
Just the taste of an alcoholic beverage can trigger the brain's release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that's linked to drinking and other drugs of abuse.
Brain scans of 49 men revealed increased dopamine activity after several sips of beer compared to when they sipped a sports drink.(More)
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Posted 10:53 AM 4/16/2013 by NBC News
Implementing smoke-free policies in all U.S. subsidized housing could save more than $500 million a year.
That's according to a new study from the CDC that analyzed potential cost savings for public housing and other rental assistance programs.
The bulk of the financial benefit would (More)
Posted 11:33 AM 4/15/2013 by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
United Blood Services says it's experiencing a critical shortage of O-negative blood on the Central Coast.
The blood bank is asking O-negative donors to donate blood as soon as possible.
O-negative is known as the universal blood type for red cells.
It's used in emergency (More)
Posted 10:58 AM 4/15/2013 by NBC News
A lullaby may offer significant health benefits for premature babies.
New research from Beth Israel Medical Center in New York shows how music and sound therapy can improve preemies' ability to eat, sleep and self-regulate.
Three types of therapy were beneficial to babies in the (More)
Posted 10:56 AM 4/15/2013 by NBC News
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota are killing off cancerous tumors by freezing them.
The procedure, called cryoablation, was used on tumors that had spread to the lungs from other parts of the body.
Doctors use a probe to apply extreme cold, -148 degrees Fahrenheit, to the tumor. (More)
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Posted 9:26 AM 4/15/2013 by Associated Press
DUBLIN (AP) - The United Nations Children's Fund says that more than a quarter of children under age 5 worldwide are permanently "stunted" from malnutrition, leaving them physically and intellectually weak and prone to early death.In a report published Monday in Dublin, it says better (More)
Posted 10:39 AM 4/12/2013 by NBC News
A new report from the American Cancer Society reveals more efforts are needed to reduce unhealthy behaviors that contribute to the risk of cancer.
Researchers found that although cigarette smoking has declined over the past decade, an estimated 174,000 people will die from cancer linked to (More)