Millions of Americans now head out the door each day wearing devices that count their steps, check their heart rates, and help them stay fit in general. But with further research, these “wearables” could also play an important role in the early detection of serious medical conditions. Keep reading on the NIH Director's Blog: [ Directorsblog.nih.gov Link ]
From NIH News in Health: A palliative care specialist is a health professional who specializes in treating the symptoms, side effects, and emotional problems of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease. [ Newsinhealth.nih.gov Link ]
For centuries, scientists and philosophers have been fascinated by the brain, but until recently they viewed the brain as nearly incomprehensible. Now, however, the brain is beginning to relinquish its secrets.
From the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: Children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill—the ability to control movement of small muscles, such as those in the fingers and hands. Children of obese fathers were more likely to fail measures of social competence, and those born to extremely obese couples also were more... View details ⇨