Learning Problems May Accompany Kidney Disease

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Chronic kidney disease may affect brain function in children and teens, especially those on dialysis, researchers say. Results of their study review suggest academic assistance may be needed in specific areas, including math and reading. “In translating our findings to clinical practice, this research provides relevant information on…

Poorer Kids May Fare Worse After Heart Surgery

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children who’ve had surgery to repair defective hearts are more likely to die or require longer hospitalizations if they live in poorer neighborhoods, a new study suggests. The disparities between affluent and poor children persisted even though all were treated at the same major hospitals, the researchers said.…

Antioxidants: The Good Health Helpers

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Antioxidants — it’s a hot nutrition buzzword, but do you know what they really are? Antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that block the activity of other chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals are formed naturally in the body and actually play an important role in many everyday processes,…