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Family History of Cerebral Palsy May Increase Risk in Children

Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability among children. Past studies have uncovered various risk factors for the condition, and new research suggests family may play a role in a child's risk for cerebral palsy.

Staying Active May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Alzheimer’s disease and the memory loss and behavioral changes that come with it can take a major toll on patients and their families. Unfortunately, the number of Alzheimer's cases continues to rise with the growing elderly population.

Socialization Decreased Risk of Suicide

Human contact can be a buffer against the dangers of becoming isolated and losing the will to live. Such engagement may be especially meaningful for men, a group for whom suicide is a leading cause of death.

Many With Parkinson’s Disease Sleep Poorly

People diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease often deal with tremors, stiffness and slow movement. They also may have more than their fair share of a more common complaint.

After Concussion, Emotional Symptoms May Signal Other Issues

A concussion can bring about a wide variety of symptoms. These symptoms may affect any combination of physical, emotional, basic mental functioning. It seems that some types of concussion symptoms may signal risk for others.

Even Light Drinking Poses Risk to Heart

While heavy drinking has clearly been shown to be bad for overall health, much research has shown that moderate alcohol consumption can offer benefits for the heart. A new study, however, may change that notion.

Stroke: A Possible Danger of Chronic Stress

A bit of stress here and there in our lives can give us a motivational boost. But when that stress is constant, it can have a serious impact on our health and may even lead to some life-threatening situations.

Alcohol Ads May Influence Underage Drinking

Just how much are underage youth affected by alcohol advertisements? The connection between magazine ads and underage drinking may be strong, according to the authors of a new study.

Two Methods Better Than One to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking can be one of the toughest battles a person can face, but a variety of treatments can help. Sometimes combining treatments may work too.

Hooked on Hookah

Public health awareness campaigns often focus on reducing cigarette smoking, but other smoking risks exist as well. In addition to cigars, hookahs present health risks too.