Health

Day care next frontier in fighting kids' obesity

(AP) -- Grilled chicken replaced the hot dogs. Strawberries instead of cookies at snack time. No more fruit juice - water or low-fat milk only. This is the new menu at a Delaware day care center, part of a fledgling movement ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

E. coli kills 1 child, sickens 3 at Wash. day care

(AP) -- Fletch Family Daycare of Vancouver has been looking after its young charges for two decades without serious problems - until a strain of E. coli emerged with deadly results.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alzheimer's wave will make Florida its ground zero

As baby boomers head for retirement, population experts have warned Americans to brace for what they call a "silver tsunami." But that tsunami could pose a special danger to Florida - because of Alzheimer's disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Day care centers urged to be vigilant against flu

(AP) -- Will you start seeing thermometers at day care centers? The government is urging the nation's 360,000 child care providers to be vigilant about sending home children who may have the flu - and the main symptom to ...

Health

Family caregiving stress filled and isolating

Family members who provide care to relatives with dementia, but do not have formal training, frequently experience overwhelming stress that sometimes leads to breakdowns or depression, according to Penn State and Benjamin ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

US wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer's disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.

Neuroscience

Music supports the auditory skills of hearing-impaired children

Researchers at University of Helsinki, Finland, and University College London have found evidence that children with hearing impairment and cochlear implants can benefit from hobbies involving music and especially singing. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

A third of US seniors die with dementia, study finds

(HealthDay)—There's more troubling news for America's aging population: A new report finds that one in every three seniors now dies while suffering from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.

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