Deadly Falls On the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The number of seniors dying from falls has increased dramatically over the past decade, U.S. health officials reported Friday. Across the nation, the rate of deaths from falls among those 65 and older increased 31 percent from 2007 to 2016 — from about 18,000 to nearly 30,000, researchers…

Arsenic and Rice: What You Need to Know

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s a danger lurking in rice and you won’t find it by reading labels. It’s the chemical arsenic. And the threat isn’t about immediate poisoning but rather that long-term exposure to small amounts can increase the risk of bladder, lung and skin cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Arsenic…

Hostile Teachers Take the Joy Out of Learning

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teacher hostility can dampen students’ desire to learn and harm their grades. That’s the suggestion of a new study that included nearly 500 undergraduate students who watched either a lecture presented in a normal fashion or one in which the teacher was antagonistic, such as belittling students, showing…

Making Life With Dementia More Bearable

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When loved ones develop dementia, it’s hard to know how to make their lives better. But now researchers have pinpointed ways to help these folks live as well as possible. “While many investigations focus on prevention and better treatments, it’s equally vital that we understand how we can…

After-School Programs a Blessing for Kids With ADHD

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After-school activities might be just what the doctor ordered for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers suggest. After analyzing records on more than 4,000 children with ADHD, the investigators found that nearly 72 percent of them took part in one or more after-school activities. And if they did,…