Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you get medications online for your pets, be careful, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions. Some websites sell unapproved or counterfeit drugs, make fraudulent claims, sell prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, or sell expired drugs. As a result, you could buy drugs that are unsafe…

Farsighted Kids Have Trouble Paying Attention

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Farsightedness affects young children’s ability to pay attention in school, which could put them at risk of falling behind in the classroom, a new study suggests. “We knew from our previous work that preschool and kindergarten children with uncorrected farsightedness have decreased early literacy, and this new study…

Clues to How You Hear in a Crowd

TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Voice pitch plays a role in your ability to hear someone in a crowded setting, British researchers say. This process is called selective attention. It was known that selective attention occurs in a part of the brain called the auditory cortex, which processes speed information. But what triggers…