Poisoning and Environmental Health in the News

Make Kids' Weight Loss a Family Affair, Study Suggests

07/30/2014 - If parent and preschooler are both overweight, tackling it together works best, researchers say

Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders

07/30/2014 - Sophisticated brain scans show the two conditions are somewhat similar, but are also markedly different

Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

07/30/2014 - Study shows most common genetic link to obesity triggers activity in the brain's reward centers

Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

07/30/2014 - Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year: CDC

07/30/2014 - Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths, report finds

Health Highlights: July 30, 2014

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Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC

07/30/2014 - Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

07/30/2014 - Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems

07/30/2014 - Researchers say long-term consequences are little-known

Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

07/30/2014 - Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

Health Tip: Choosing Sunglasses

07/30/2014 - To help protect your eyes

Health Tip: Monitor a Blister

07/30/2014 - Check for signs of Infection

Fruits, Veggies May Have Their Limits in Boosting Lifespan

07/30/2014 - Study shows a benefit, but that tapers off after 5 servings per day

Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects

07/30/2014 - Test to detect mom-to-be's folate concentration could spot those lacking nutrient for infant development

Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise, Expert Warns

07/29/2014 - They may sometimes cause serious symptoms that affect the whole body

Protect Your Eyes When Hitting the Pool

07/29/2014 - Skip contact lenses, try goggles, doctor suggests

Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

07/29/2014 - Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

Kids Will Pass on 'Healthy' Foods

07/29/2014 - To improve their eating habits, don't dwell on the benefits of fruits, veggies, researchers say

Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

07/29/2014 - Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows

Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

07/29/2014 - Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say