0453 GMT March 23, 2018
Talking while driving threatens road safety
Talking while driving — whether on a cellphone or simply conversing with a passenger — undermines road safety, a new review claimed.
Stress eating in early childhood could lead to extra weight later
A new study showed that children as young as four years old who experience stress eat more in the absence of hunger, beginning a cycle that could possibly mean extra pounds down the road.
Common knee surgery doesn’t help older adults
Many older adults are getting surgery to remove damaged cartilage in the knee even though these operations may not help ease pain or improve mobility in people over 65, a new study suggested.
Breast cancer screening guidelines may miss minorities
Breast cancer screening guidelines are based mainly on scientific data from white women, and that bias could cause delayed detection of the disease in minorities, researchers reported.
Newborns rated 'less cute' than older babies
Parents who aren't feeling that magical bond with their newborn babies need not panic.
Prosthetic limbs represented like hands in brain
The human brain can take advantage of brain resources originally devoted to the hand to represent a prosthetic limb, a new study concluded.
How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining
Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists said.
Young men face higher risk for rare flu complication
Young men recovering from the flu should be aware of a side effect that causes nerve damage, a health expert warns.
Cueing newly learned information in sleep improves memory
Scientists have long known that sleep plays an important role in the formation and retention of new memories.
Study finds modified protein unique to cancerous cells
Researchers have discovered a modified protein that reflects a difference between cancer and non-cancer cells, which could lead to new ways to deal with the disease.
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