For Some With Alzheimer's, Occupational Therapy Can Bring Welcome Relief
FRIDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Putting mirrors in
unexpected places and keeping old photo albums handy might just
make life a bit easier for people with Alzheimer's and those who
live with and care for them.
Polishing the Gems Who Are Alzheimer's Patients
FRIDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- After caring for people with
dementia and Alzheimer's disease for more than 30 years,
occupational therapist Teepa Snow has gained a perspective on
helping those with degenerative brain disorders that few others
Health Tip: Wash Produce Before You Eat It
(HealthDay News) -- It's important to wash all produce before
you eat it, even those items you will peel first.
Health Tip: Grinding Your Teeth?
(HealthDay News) -- Many people grind their teeth and may not be
aware of the habit, especially if it occurs during sleep.
With Insomnia, Mind May Also Wander During Day
THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- People with insomnia have
trouble concentrating during the day because the "wandering mind"
areas of their brains may not be turned off, according to a new
Menthol Cigarette Use Rising Among Young Smokers
FRIDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of young
adults in the United States are smoking menthol cigarettes, a large
new study finds.
Short Sleep on Work Nights Common: Poll
FRIDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep culture seems to vary
depending on where you live, according to an international
Sleepy Teens Seem at Higher Risk for Pedestrian Accidents
FRIDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep-deprived teens are at
increased risk of getting hit by a vehicle while crossing the
street, researchers warn.
Making Music May Encourage Teamwork in Kids
FRIDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Making music can boost
children's helpfulness, cooperation and problem-solving skills,
according to a small new study.
Obesity Gene Tests May Not Hamper Weight-Loss Efforts
FRIDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic testing for obesity
risk does not discourage people from trying to lose weight --
instead, it may help reduce how much they blame themselves for
their weight problems, according to a small new study.
Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Death Risk for Patients With Vision Loss
FRIDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Beside enjoying better
eyesight, people who undergo cataract surgery may see another
advantage: Those with cataract-related vision loss who have surgery
to improve their sight have a lower risk of death than those who
don't, a new study suggests.
Looking Sleepy Speaks Volumes, Study Says
THURSDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Every face tells a story,
and when you've had too little sleep the world sees it in
technicolor, a new study suggests. What's more, those red, puffy
eyes and sagging eyelids likely influence what people think of you,
the researchers say.
More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s: Report
FRIDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- More women are waiting until
later in life to have children, U.S. health officials reported
Health Highlights: Sept. 6, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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