Body Gestures Aid Conversation

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Talking with your hands has taken on a new level of importance in communication, researchers report. They found that hand and body gestures got responses faster when someone asked a question during a conversation. The researchers analyzed question-and-response sequences as 21 volunteers interacted, and they found a strong…

‘Off-Roading’ Threat May Lurk in the Air

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Falls aren’t the only danger for kids who ride an off-road vehicle. In many parts of the United States, riders may also inhale hazardous mineral fibers and toxic dust, researchers warn. Four-wheel-drive and all-terrain vehicles “have been designed to operate in rugged, unpaved terrain, and they can produce…

IUD Won’t Interfere With Breast-Feeding

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women who have a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) implanted immediately after childbirth can still breast-feed, according to a new study. There’s no reason for women to delay using this type of birth control after having a baby, researchers advised. “Bottom line: Early placement of a hormonal IUD is…

More Teen Dads?

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The number of teen mothers in the United States remained stable over two generations, but the number of teen fathers increased, new research shows. For the study, researchers analyzed data from two groups of about 10,000 people — those born in 1962-1964 and those born in 1980-1982. In…