Choosing a Toy? Think 'Kid-Powered'
MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Most parents who come into
Top Ten Toys in Seattle are concerned about the safety of the toys
they buy, asking about toxins like lead and chemicals in plastics
like BPAs, the store's buyer/manager, Kathie Dockstader, said.
Obesity Linked to Lower Paychecks
MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Obese Americans have smaller
paychecks than those who aren't overweight, and this difference is
especially strong among women, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?
(HealthDay News) -- Macular degeneration is a disease of the
eye's macula, the portion responsible for your ability to see fine
detail. Age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision
loss, affects many people as they get older.
Previous Cancer May Up Melanoma Risk
MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that
cancer survivors are at increased risk for cutaneous melanoma, one
of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer. The highest risk is
among those previously diagnosed with melanoma.
Folks Flock to Facebook for Kindred Spirits
MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that
Facebook, the online social networking web site, shows that people
tend to connect with those who are the most like them.
Bottled Tan May Keep Women Out of the Sun
MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who get their
tan out of a bottle may spend less time sunbathing or using tanning
beds, two riskier behaviors, according to a new study.
Endometriosis Tied to Higher Risk of Crohn's, Colitis
MONDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Women with endometriosis may
be up to 80 percent more likely to develop inflammatory bowel
disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis compared to
women without the uterine disorder, according to a new long-term