Latest Fitness News

17Jan
2020

Even Untrained Dogs Seem to Know Human Gestures

Even Untrained Dogs Seem to Know Human GesturesFRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that the canine-human bond is a tight one: New research finds that stray dogs pick up on human commands, even though they haven't been trained. Of the untrained dogs in the study, 80% went to the place a person pointed to. This suggests dogs understand complex gestures by watching humans, which might be a clue to reducing conflict between stray dogs and people, researchers in India say. For the study, a team led by Anindita Bhadra of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Kolkata studied stray dogs in several Indian cities. The researchers would approach a stray and put two covered bowls on the ground near the dog. They then pointed to one of the bowls and noted if the dog went to that bowl....

Health Tip: Preventing Athlete's Foot

16 January 2020
(HealthDay News) -- Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that often occurs in people who wear damp socks or tight shoes, says Mayo Clinic. The infection is contagious and is spread by contact with an infected person or contaminated surfaces. To help prevent athlete's foot, the clinic suggests: Keep your feet dry, especially between your toes. Change socks regularly. Wear light, well-ventilated shoes. Alternate pairs of shoes. Protect your feet in public places. Treat your feet with antifungal powder. Don't share shoes.

Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on...

14 January 2020
Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on Brain SizeTUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Severe deprivation in childhood can lead to a smaller-than-normal brain, lower IQ and attention deficits in early adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed MRI brain scans of 67 young adults, ages 23 to 28, who were institutionalized as children in Romania during the Communist regime. They had spent between 3 and 41 months in institutions, where they were often malnourished and had little social contact or stimulation. All were later adopted by families in the U.K. Their brain scans were compared to those of 21 English adoptees, ages 23 to 26, who didn't experience institutional deprivation during childhood. The brains of young adult Romanian adoptees were 8.6% smaller than the brains of English adoptees. The more time that...
Kids Who Need Sickle Cell Meds Don't Always Get Them

Kids Who Need Sickle Cell Meds Don't Always Get Them

16 February 2018
FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Less than a fifth of U.S. children with sickle cell anemia are getting the antibiotics that could save their lives, a new study finds. "Longstanding recommendations say...
FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Less than a fifth of U.S. children with sickle cell anemia are getting the antibiotics that could save their lives, a new study finds. "Longstanding recommendations say children with sickle cell anemia should take antibiotics daily for their first five years of life," the study's lead author, Sarah Reeves, said in a news release from Michigan Medicine. These antibiotics can protect the children against potentially deadly infections, Reeves said. She's an epidemiologist with the Child Health Evaluation and Research Center at the University of Michigan Medical School. Bacterial infections are a major health threat for children with sickle cell anemia, but taking daily antibiotics can reduce that risk by 84 percent, according to the...
RSS
First686687688689690691692693695
HealthDay

Copyright © 2018 HealthDay. All rights reserved.