A Few Tips to Make for a More Active You

WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Most people today simply aren’t as active as people were decades ago. You can blame technology for some of that. The conveniences of modern living have taken away many chances to burn calories. Homes, office buildings and even some public spaces have been modernized in ways that require…

AHA: Solving the Dilemma of Not Enough Hearts

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) — In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Jennifer Cowger envisions a cardiac transplant landscape where more donations are encouraged and utilized, genetically engineered organs can be created in a laboratory, and improved mechanical devices eliminate the need for an actual human heart. But in the meantime, there’s a shortage…

Scientists Say They Discovered a 'New Organ' in the Body

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The human body is full of surprises. The latest: A newly identified “organ” that might affect major diseases. Using updated technology, U.S. scientists report they’ve discovered a “highway of moving fluid.” Layers of the body long believed to be dense, connective tissues are actually interconnected, fluid-filled compartments, the…

ADHD Tied to Brain Size Changes in Young Children

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller-than-normal brain regions that are crucial in controlling behavior, researchers have found. Along with conducting MRI brain scans, the researchers assessed the thinking skills and behavior of 90 children, ages 4 and 5. The investigators found that those children with ADHD…