SUNDAY, Jan. 31, 2016 — Paramedics are much more likely to be assaulted on the job than firefighters, a new study indicates.
“First responders are an interesting group. They go in because they want to help, and when they go in they encounter these…
SATURDAY, Jan. 30, 2016 — While dogs read facial expressions in much the same way as people do, they consider the source of a threatening expression before deciding how to respond, a new study suggests.
The dogs paid close attention to threatening…
FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — A new type of treatment called proton radiotherapy is as effective as standard photon (X-ray) radiation therapy in treating a common type of brain tumor in children, a new study reports.
And the new therapy causes fewer…
FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — Patients hospitalized on a weekend because of medical emergencies tend to be older and more disabled than those admitted on weekdays, a new study shows.
That could be one reason why weekend arrivals may be more likely to…
FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — While technology use among young people offers some social advantages, face-to-face interaction does a better job of conveying emotional support and helping to read unspoken cues, new research contends.
In two separate…
FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — Married people shed fewer pounds than singles after weight-loss surgery, and some marriages deteriorate after the operation, researchers report.
The Ohio State University research team based the findings on a review of 13…
FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — New research assesses the often fatal outcomes for people with eating disorders, particularly anorexia.
The study found that people with anorexia nervosa were five times more likely to die early than those in the general…
FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — People using flavored e-cigarettes, particularly ones that taste like cherry, are likely inhaling a chemical that can irritate their airways, a new study suggests.
“It might be the case that if the user of an electronic…
FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — A beauty clay sold at major retail outlets may put users at risk for lead poisoning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday.
Alikay Naturals Bentonite Me Baby is sold online and in retail stores, including…
FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 — U.S. health officials are considering whether to put a halt to blood donations from travelers returning from countries affected by the Zika virus, primarily in Central and South America.
At a media briefing Thursday, Dr….