(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Confusion surrounding the term "autism" is surely nothing new. The word was first used in 1911 by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who presumably invoked the Greek autos, meaning "self." Bleuler was describing the behavior of many schizophrenics, whereby they withdraw into their own inner world. But, it would take the brilliant Dr. Leo Kanner, founder of child psychiatry, to identify the disease as it is understood today.
May 20, 2013 - 12:03:00 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Collagen is the main protein found in human skin. This all-important protein is responsible for giving skin the supple and elastic qualities associated with youth. Unfortunately, our natural supply of collagen dwindles with advancing age, and as a result, skin begins to sag and develop fine lines and wrinkles and other visible signs of aging.
May 20, 2013 - 12:02:23 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Farm to fork, field to table, seed to service, and dock to dish are all terms we are seeing on food labels when a brand or food wants to establish its sustainable or ecological roots. Exactly what does this mean to you when you go shopping?
May 20, 2013 - 12:02:06 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It doesn't matter if you are a feminist trying to move back into the home or a working mother who works a sixty-hour week and comes home to kids, being a mom is tough work and there is no end to it.
May 20, 2013 - 12:01:00 AM
May 19, 2013 - 6:26:41 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY, May 19, 2013--Today's 28th annual AIDS Walk New York (AWNY) brought a massive crowd of 30,000 brave participants to Central Park in the non-stop rain.
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - It is true that many household cleaners contain potentially toxic substances, so parents especially should make an effort to keep them out of the reach of children or, better yet, replace them with safer alternatives.
May 18, 2013 - 2:35:57 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - We are embroiled in what many consider the worst drought in the U.S. since the "Dust Bowl" days of the 1930s that rendered some 50 million acres of farmland barely usable.
May 18, 2013 - 2:29:06 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - You look good - and you know it! Cosmetic surgery has made you happy with yourself and the world around you. It's only natural that you would want to share that feeling with everyone, even if you once thought you'd want to keep your enhancements a secret.
May 18, 2013 - 7:53:57 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - In the first successful experiment with humans using a treatment known as sensory-motor or environmental enrichment, researchers documented marked improvement in young autistic boys when compared to boys treated with traditional behavioral therapies, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
May 17, 2013 - 10:13:45 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - KOHLER, Wis. - May 17, 2013 - Following the overwhelming success of the launch of the KOHLER Moxie showerhead + wireless speaker, consumers were quick to share their love for the showerhead that made it so easy and affordable to integrate music into the bathroom.
May 17, 2013 - 4:51:15 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, May 17, 2013 -- Sudler & Hennessey, one of the leading global healthcare communication agencies, announces an agreement between Sudler's eHealth Group and NextGxDx, an online genetic testing marketplace for healthcare providers and hospitals.
May 17, 2013 - 4:18:46 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced two new grants to support Secretary Eric K. Shinseki's goal of ending Veterans' homelessness in 2015. Under these new programs, homeless providers can apply for funding to enhance the facilities used to serve homeless Veterans, and acquire vans to facilitate transportation of this population.
May 17, 2013 - 3:10:22 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Facelifts have been around since people started looking in the mirror, when pioneers first coined the term "rhytidectomy", which literally means to surgically remove wrinkles. The truth be told, early facelifts had their faults. They often resulted in an overly stretched, "windswept" look and results were often short-lived.
May 17, 2013 - 2:33:26 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Livingston, N.J. -- May is National Stroke Awareness Month and The Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center reminds people that when it comes to stroke, how fast and where they receive treatment makes a big difference in outcome.
May 17, 2013 - 2:26:21 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DINUBA, Calif., May 17, 2013 -- The California Cling Peach Board announced today what growers and home canning enthusiasts have known for generations: canned peaches are nutritious, wholesome and vitamin packed.
May 17, 2013 - 2:19:57 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 -- Health Insurance Marketplaces are a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that can help you get health insurance regardless of income or health history. You can start exploring your options now, enroll in October, and start taking advantage of the benefits of your state Health Insurance Marketplace beginning in January 2014.
May 17, 2013 - 2:15:49 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DENVER, May 17, 2013 -- One of the most enjoyable aspects of breast augmentation is shopping for new clothes after the procedure. However, Dr. Gregory Buford says that while women may finally have the silhouette they have long wanted, the styles they wore in the past may not be the most flattering to their new body type.
May 17, 2013 - 2:06:47 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - We've been cooped up all winter, and now that the weather is warming up it's time to be outside riding bikes, walking, running and playing with the kids. But with the beauty of spring comes the nightmare of allergies.
May 17, 2013 - 1:56:48 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - RICHMOND, Va. (May 17, 2013) - A new study published in the April issue of PLoS One by an interdisciplinary team of Virginia Commonwealth University researchers sheds light on the way a tiny parasitic wasp produces its courtship song.
May 17, 2013 - 1:52:14 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - More than 40 to 50 percent of the cigarettes in the United States are consumed by people with anxiety and other mental disorders, according to Michael J. Zvolensky Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Distinguished University Professor at the University of Houston (UH) and director of the new Anxiety and Health Research Laboratory - Substance Use Treatment Clinic (AHRL - SUTC).
May 17, 2013 - 1:47:10 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A recent expert committee report from the esteemed Institute of Medicine (IOM) stated that there was no reason for anyone to keep their sodium intake below 2,300 milligrams a day.
May 17, 2013 - 1:37:27 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Researchers are interested in exploring how sunlight, sleep and screens (like those on computers and TVs) may affect those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says Dr. L. Eugene Arnold, a child psychiatrist and ADHD expert at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Nisonger Center.
May 17, 2013 - 8:50:53 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2013 -- When Angelina Jolie told the world about her double mastectomy, she expressed a wish for all women with a family history of breast cancer: "It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options."
May 17, 2013 - 8:42:28 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Hazard: Bean bag chairs without a permanent zipper closure allow young children to unzip, ingest or inhale the small beads inside of the bean bag chair, posing a suffocation and strangulation hazard.
May 17, 2013 - 8:34:03 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Hazard: When cooked too long, the popcorn can overheat in this popcorn maker and ignite, posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers.
May 17, 2013 - 8:20:15 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Every person's knee joints have subtle differences that should be considered when undergoing knee replacement surgery. However, typical knee replacement surgery uses one-size-fits-all instruments to place the knee implant.
May 16, 2013 - 5:18:02 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Brow lifts get a lot of press, through the application of Botox, fillers or surgery, as well as tales in the press of celebrities with that ‘surprised look'. Nose jobs, too, have their fair share of column inches and web exposés, along with facelifts and eyelid lifts.
May 16, 2013 - 5:01:00 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBIA, Mo.- Some University of Missouri Extension nutrition and exercise specialists are going the extra mile at work thanks to treadmill desks, said Steve Ball, state extension fitness specialist.
May 16, 2013 - 4:53:34 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Do you know a good periodontist? For most people this question is a bit more difficult to answer than "do you know a good dentist?" or "who's your general practitioner?" Unfortunately, over half of Americans have some untreated form of periodontal disease. If you're in search of a good periodontist, it doesn't have to be a difficult process.
May 16, 2013 - 4:42:59 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO, May 16, 2013 -- In just a few weeks the school year will come to a close and thousands of children across the country will take on a familiar chore: mowing the lawn. Safety is always a priority, and three national medical organizations are warning families that the routine task of lawn mowing can be extremely dangerous to children, the operator, and those nearby if proper safety precautions aren't taken.
May 16, 2013 - 4:39:23 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington DC, 16 May 2013 (PAHO/OMS) - Prejudice, indifference, hatred, and discrimination all have negative effects on the health of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people (LGBTs) in the Americas and hinder their access to health services.
May 16, 2013 - 3:33:13 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Want truly fabulous skin -- glowing, vibrant, and younger looking skin? Make sure you're putting foods for healthy skin on your plate. "Everything you eat becomes a part of not only your inner being, but the outer fabric of your body as well.
May 16, 2013 - 3:24:11 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 -- Even though nearly two-thirds of families with small children plan on swimming in areas without lifeguards this summer, many people don't know the right thing to do in water emergencies or how to keep their loved ones safe in the water, according to a new American Red Cross poll.
May 16, 2013 - 1:37:56 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Four out of five U.S. adults report having voluntary smoke-free rules in their homes and three out of four report having voluntary smoke-free rules in their vehicles, according to a study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, a publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 16, 2013 - 1:17:14 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Why do so many sports players and athletes choose to wear the color red when they compete? A new study to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that it may have to do with their testosterone levels.
May 16, 2013 - 1:08:48 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The dangers of coal mining enter the spotlight periodically when disasters strike, but one West Virginia University researcher argues that coal mine dust exposure, which has caused an increase in the prevalence and severity of chronic lung diseases, is happening every day and deserves more attention.
May 16, 2013 - 1:01:10 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A study of public pools done during last summer's swim season found that feces are frequently introduced into pool water by swimmers. Through the study, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers found germs in samples of pool filter water collected from public pools.
May 16, 2013 - 12:05:00 PM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A University of Nebraska Medical Center research team has found a way to monitor brain injuries that occur in Parkinson's disease providing clinicians a rare glimpse into the disease process.
May 16, 2013 - 10:36:34 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - If you or someone you care about is among the one in five people affected by dyslexia-a disability that makes reading difficult-there may be good news for you.
May 16, 2013 - 9:43:46 AM
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Hampton, VA, May 15, 2013 - Dr. Carl O. Helvie was a relatively young man when he was diagnosed with lung cancer and told he had six months to live. Instead, he made a decision to fight back with something other than traditional medicine.
May 15, 2013 - 7:54:47 PM