Archive for the 'Health News' Category

Raising a transgender child

For many people who identify as transgender, it starts at a very young age. That’s one reason Seattle Children’s is providing emotional and medical support to families through what can be difficult years. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Study: Flies on food should make you drop your fork

Most people in a recent study said they are more likely to stop eating if they spotted a cockroach rather than a fly, but it’s flies that can be a bigger health hazard. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

New device will help monitor Parkinson's patients

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Intel announced Wednesday that they are collaborating on a project to track Parkinson’s patients 24/7. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Report urges planning now to curb youth sports injuries

A new survey finds an alarming gap in what is known about sports safety and what is being done to reduce the risk of injury to young athletes. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Understanding depression

Some of the comments that have been posted since Robin Williams’ death have called it a selfish act – how could he do this to his children? But that is to misunderstand the disease that is depression. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

How to get your kids back on a school sleep schedule

It’s ideal to start thinking about back to sleep about three weeks before students return to the classroom. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Walking 4 hours a week lowers postmenopausal breast cancer risk

A new study from France found postmenopausal women who walked at least four hours a week over the past four years were 10 percent less likely to develop invasive breast cancer than women who exercised less. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Some patients can experience post ICU syndrome

Post Traumatic Stress has been associated with combat, but another form affects hospital patients after being treated in the ICU. Experts are just beginning to understand this disorder. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Study: Hand sanitizers not shown to cut school absences

Putting alcohol-based hand sanitizers in classrooms in the hopes of reducing school absences due to illness may not be worth the expense in high-income countries where clean water for washing hands is readily available, a study says. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Suicide a risk even for beloved characters like Williams

Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63, had some of the risk factors for suicide: He was known to have bipolar disorder, depression and drug abuse problems, said Julie Cerel, a psychologist and board chair of American Association of Suicidology. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites