Mental Health and Behavior in the News

Spaceflight Might Weaken Astronauts' Immune Systems

08/29/2014 - NASA studies suggest a heightened risk for illness or allergy for crew members

Take Steps to Control Bunions

08/29/2014 - Ignoring these painful bumps will only make them worse, foot doctor says

Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

08/29/2014 - All 18 rhesus monkeys infected with the virus survived after getting the experimental medication, researchers report

Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy

08/29/2014 - Men with little knowledge of the disease have trouble deciding on treatment, study finds

Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

08/29/2014 - About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

08/29/2014 - 1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians

European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds

08/29/2014 - Trends in tourism, migration may have contributed to its spread, researchers say

Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging

08/29/2014 - Tobacco industry claims change would harm small businesses, but Australian experience refutes that

Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development

08/29/2014 - Researchers found that when parents responded, infants began to form more complex sounds

Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia

08/29/2014 - Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading

Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2014

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Health Tip: Teach Your Child to Read Food Labels

08/29/2014 - Have the child check each snack's nutrition

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

08/29/2014 - Researchers find a link but say it's too soon to recommend reducing sodium intake

Health Tip: Exercise While Watching Television

08/29/2014 - Get off the couch to change the channel

Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

08/28/2014 - On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds

Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

08/28/2014 - But booster shots and second doses lag for 2-year-olds, report finds

Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

08/28/2014 - 16-year-olds should get more than 8 hours of shuteye a night to help avoid obesity, research says

Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds

08/28/2014 - Broader organ sharing in U.S. will result in more air travel, researchers say

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus

08/28/2014 - Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

08/28/2014 - But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say