A new form of eye-tracking technology could help medical trainers diagnose potential concussion symptoms in athletes, according to a new study from researchers at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. For the study the researchers examined 75 brain trauma patients and 64 patients without head injuries. They followed each participant's eye movements using a new eye tracking technology.
A new study has found that girls who drink a lot of sugary soft drinks often start their periods younger than girls who consume fewer sugary drinks. Researchers tracked a group of 5,583 girls aged 9 to 14 between 1996 and 2001, noting their intake of sugary drinks. They found that the girls who drank more sugary drinks (over 1.5 servings per day) got their periods 2.7 months earlier.
Sitting for long portions of each day could lead to increased risk for a variety of health problems including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and early death, according to researchers from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. For the study the researchers examined 41 adult Canadians and found that the amount of time they spend sitting was directly linked with increased health risks.
Those who drink four or more cups of coffee a day could be at a decreased risk for developing skin cancer, according to a new study from researchers in the U.K. For the study the researchers examined health records from just under 500,000 adults in the U.S. They found those who reported drinking four or more cups of coffee daily were twenty percent less likely on average to develop melanoma.
Pizza has been targeted as a main culprit in the childhood obesity epidemic by a team of researchers at the Illinois Prevention Research Center. For the study the researchers reviewed dietary health records collected from children between the ages of 2 and 19 between 2003 and 2010. They found that about 30 percent of the children and teens in the study reported eating pizza on a daily basis.
A new study shows that asthma and sleep apnea may be connected in adults, with people with asthma facing an almost 40 percent higher risk of developing sleep apnea than those who did not have asthma. The study, run by the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort, followed 550 men and women, with over 15 percent of these participants reporting that they had asthma.
A new study has found that working too hard can lead to excessive drinking. A group of researchers examined studies of over 400,000 people from different countries and noted that working 49-54 hours a week made people 13 percent more likely to develop "risky alcohol use," while those working 55 or more hours a week were 12 percent more likely to develop risky behaviors.
Those who survive a cancer scare may suffer from mental and physical complications for years after, according to a study conducted at Tisch Cancer Institute. The study, published in the journal Cancer, surveyed data on 1,500 cancer survivors who completed an American Cancer Society questionnaire. Incontinence, sexual problems, anxiety, financial pressure were some of the many hardships.
Children who have access to electronic devices in their bedrooms may get less sleep than children who do not, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkley. For the study the researchers examined data collected as part of an obesity study including fourth- and seventh-graders in Massachusetts.
Children of people who attempted suicide are at four to five times the risk of attempting to take their own lives, according to a new study. For the study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers followed the children of people with mood disorders for a longer period to look at the possible connections between parental suicide attempts, the offspring's suicide attempts and mood disorders.
Cancer mortality in the U.S dropped 22 percent since 1991, according to new data from the American Cancer Society. The new statistics, published in A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and Cancer Facts & Figures 2015, signifies that an extra 1.5 million cancer patients survived the treatment. The figure has been arrived at using information acquired between 2007 and 2011.
Adults with HIV appear to have worse hearing than those who do not have the virus, a new study has found. In the study, researchers tested the low and high frequency hearing capacity of 262 men (117 of them HIV-positive) and 134 women (105 of them HIV positive). They found that the subjects with HIV had worse hearing than those who did not have the virus.
The Food and Drug Administration has lifted its decades-long ban on gay and bisexual blood donors, allowing them to donate blood under special new regulations. The policy allows gay and bisexual men to donate blood if they have abstained from gay sex for one year, a policy that is currently in use in countries including Great Britain, Japan and Australia.
Eating fast food may result in lower test scores for students, according to research conducted at Ohio State University. The study, published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, surveyed data on 8,544 middle school students. Eighth graders who ate fast food daily were behind those who ate no fast food by four points in reading, and three points behind in math.
Twenty-six, five of which have died, have been hospitalized due to poisoning brought on by caramel apples, according to the CDC. The government agency has cautioned Americans to not eat any pre-packaged, commercially produced caramel apples, including those with toppings like nuts or sprinkles. A total of 28 people have become sick with listeria in ten states.