An inability to balance on one leg for at least 20 seconds may be a reflection of brain health and could suggest a person has a higher risk of suffering a stroke, according to a study published in the journal Stroke. Read more.
Why are some people better navigators than others? Scientists now think they have an explanation--a part of the brain produces a kind of "homing signal" and that signal is just stronger in certain people. Read more.
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
Almost half of the people in a recent trial chose to hide sensitive, but potentially important medical information--such as a history of a sexually transmitted disease or mental health issues--from health care professionals, according to a report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read more
Women with incontinence often fail to seek help unless their doctors ask them about it and many doctors don't. The result, according to a study in The Netherlands, is that a lot of women don't get treatment that can be effective in managing the condition. Read more
- SLICE OF HISTORY
A 27-year-old woman, Nkem Chukwu, gives birth to seven tiny babies, via Caesarean section, at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. The babies were 13 weeks premature. Doctors had already delivered another of her infants vaginally two weeks earlier, making Chukwu the first woman to have eight babies who survived. A week later, however, the smallest of the children, a girl weighing less than 11 ounces, will die. Get the full story