home > current health news article Current Health News Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Health Tip: Swaddle Baby Safely Health Tip: When a Child Complains of Back Pain Pot While Pregnant May Raise Premature Birth Risk: Study Doctors Spot New Vision Problems in Babies Struck by Zika Air Pollution Tied to Stillbirth in Small Study Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk Predeployment Riskiest Time for Military Suicide Attempts Kids' Grades May Suffer When Families Move Health Highlights: May 25, 2016 'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese, Young Adults Hepatitis C Patients More Likely to Drink, Study Finds Researchers Find 8 Immune Genes in Aggressive Brain Cancer Smoking Harms Black Americans' Kidneys, Study Suggests Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays 2 New Findings Offer Hope for Those With Severe Hemophilia Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Health Tip: Help Protect Your Vision Health Tip: Have Headaches? Speak to Your Doctor What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep Time to Drop the 'No-Eating Rule' Before Colonoscopy? Hormone May Be Linked to Teenage Obesity Balloon-in-a-Pill May Be New Weight-Loss Tool No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in 'Walkable' Neighborhoods Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50 More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure Most Americans Wouldn't Join a Clinical Trial, Survey Finds Drink Spiking a Problem on U.S. Campuses Monday, May 23, 2016 Health Tip: Caring For Your Teeth During Pregnancy Health Tip: Losing Your Hair? Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees Fertility Info Lacking for Young Women Who Beat Cancer Could 'Star Trek'-Like 'Tricorder' for Health Be Near? Extreme 'Preemies' Often Have Lifelong Challenges At Least 1 Full-Time Nurse Per School, Pediatric Group Recommends Late Dinners Won't Doom Kids to Obesity Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage, Mask New Growth Blood Pressure Swings Linked to Faster Decline in Mental Skills Stool Transplant Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study Too Many Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Info About Their Disease Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women Living Near Fast-Food Places Hurts Less-Educated Most Loss of Y Chromosome in Men Tied to Alzheimer's Risk Sunday, May 22, 2016 7 Ways to Give Ticks the Slip Saturday, May 21, 2016 Seeing the Sea Soothes Stress After 20 Years, a Food Label Makeover Friday, May 20, 2016 Health Tip: Enjoy Screen-Free Fun With Your Preschooler Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Stress Fracture Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought? Elderly Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts FDA Unveils Makeover of Nutrition Facts Label Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women With Zika Triple Under New Counting Method Growth Spurts Can Throw Off Teen Boys' Strut Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease Could a Low-Salt Diet Hurt Your Health? Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued Thursday, May 19, 2016 Health Tip: Going Low-Calorie? Health Tip: Watch Medication Use During Pregnancy Asian-Americans in Better Health Than Other U.S. Adults Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke U.S. Motorcycle Deaths Up 10 Percent in Last Year Sex, Breast Milk May Have Helped Spread Ebola in Africa Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows 'Sunscreen' Gene May Guard Against Skin Cancer 25 Million Americans Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050 Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC 'Precision' Cancer Treatment May Extend Lives Family Rejection Triples Risk for Suicide Attempts by Transgender People: Study FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival Pointy Nose, Snub Nose? These Genes May Decide Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Health Tip: Practice Rhythmic Breathing Health Tip: Boost Your Mood Too Few Americans Take Advantage of Local Parks Study Finds 4 in 10 Sunscreens Fall Short on SPF Dad's Role in Baby's Health Larger Than Thought? ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests Drug Protects Lung Function in Kids With Sickle Cell: Study High HIV Rates for Gay Men in Some Southern Cities Many Smokers Have COPD Symptoms, Without Diagnosis Giving Certain Foods Early May Cut Allergy Risk Experts Rank America's 'Fittest Cities' -- Is Yours One of Them? Is Monthly Rotation of Medical Residents a Risky Time for Patients? Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk, Study Suggests Antibacterial Agent May Not Be a Dirty Word After All: Study Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival: Study Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers, Too Why Heavy Drinking Seems to Boost Desire to Smoke More Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth Tuesday, May 17, 2016 More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly Health Tip: Massage May Help You Sleep Better Health Tip: Apply Mosquito Repellent Correctly Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease Giving the 'Green Light' to Migraine Relief As Fitness Levels Rise, Diabetes Risk Drops Middle Schoolers Exposed to Alcohol Ads Every Day: Study HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Treatment for Cancer: Study 1 in 3 Female Doctors Faces Sexual Harassment, Survey Finds Rural Hospitals Often Safer, Cheaper for Common Surgeries: Study Genetically Modified Crops Are Safe: Review Marriage a Buffer Against Drinking Problems? Scientists Test 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical for Tough-to-Treat Depression How Much Time Is Left? Doctors, Loved Ones Often Disagree Keep Busy! Stay Sharp! Why Pleasant Mealtimes Could Be Key to Alzheimer's Care Could Spuds Be Bad for Blood Pressure? Monday, May 16, 2016 When New Moms Work Longer Hours, Breast-Feeding Takes a Back Seat Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan Health Tip: Discuss Acne Products With a Dermatologist Parents Often Don't Get Rid of Leftover Prescription Opioids Devout Women May Enjoy Better Health More Bars, More Ambulance Calls Exercise May Cut Risk of 13 Cancers, Study Suggests Could Inducing Brief, Mild 'Fever' Help Ease Depression? Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent' Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High Blood Pressure Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Angioplasty Patients Severe, Untreated Sleep Apnea Linked to Aggressive Melanoma Young Children With Sleep Apnea May Face Learning Difficulties: Study Sunday, May 15, 2016 Out-of-Pocket X-Ray, CT Scan Costs Vary Widely COPD Discovery Might Improve Treatment Saturday, May 14, 2016 More Support for Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment for Elderly Friday, May 13, 2016 Health Tip: Cleanse Your Body Naturally Health Tip: Recognizing Ankle Sprain What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care 5 Warning Signs of Stroke Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix Inactive Women May Face Higher Risk for Cervical Cancer More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils' Stoned Stoners OK With Driving While High Facebook's Lure the Same for Young and Old Out-of-Pocket Costs Rose Moderately Under Obamacare: Report Sugar-Free Gum Can Be Deadly for Dogs A Barefoot Run Might Be a Brain Booster Many Fertility Apps, Websites Miss the Mark Your Ability to 'Smell' the Taste of Foods Can Lessen With Age Thursday, May 12, 2016 Health Tip: Monitoring Your Child's Development Health Tip: Keep Your Head in the Game Severe Asthma in Childhood Linked to COPD Risk Later Could Canine Research Offer Clues to Human Brain Cancer? Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study Even Mild Football Head Hits Can Harm Vision How Your Car Side Window May Be Harming Your Skin, Eyes Don't Blame Kids' Behavior on Full Moon Lithium Beats Newer Meds for Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds Gestational Diabetes May Lead to More Body Fat on Babies Men Miss Out on Bone Loss Screening Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey Why Texting While Driving Can Be So Hazardous Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk? Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Health Tip: Don't Multitask Behind the Wheel Health Tip: Identifying an Ordinary Mole Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma? Urine More Accurate Than Blood for Zika Testing Study: Ex-NFL Players Aren't at Greater Risk for Suicide Zika Symptoms May Vary, So Testing Is Crucial Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study Baby's Immune System Might Hint at Autism Risk Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery Mouse Models Reveal How Zika Infects Fetuses Do Genes Help Determine Your Education Level? DNA May Affect What Bugs Reside in Your Gut Does Fat-Storing Hormone Cause Obesity? Cracking the da Vinci DNA Code Nearly 1 Million More Kids Have Health Coverage After Obamacare Depression Strikes, Stays With Many Caregivers of Critically Ill Teens Who Eat Lots of Fruit May Lower Their Breast Cancer Risk: Study Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Health Tip: Laundry Room is No Place for Kids' Play Health Tip: Climate Change Affects Health Restrictive Diets May Cause Thyroid Troubles in Young Kids Study Links Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight, Smoking to Heavy Kids Common Meds and Dementia: How Strong Is the Link? Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study Pot-Linked Fatal Car Crashes Doubled in One State After Legalization Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Study FDA to Re-examine What Makes a Food 'Healthy' Obesity May Not Take Years Off Your Life: Study Meditation May Sharpen Memory If 1 in 10 U.S. Smokers Quits, $63 Billion Saved Clues to How Popular Heartburn Drug Might Harm Arteries Can the Anesthetic Ketamine Ease Suicidal Thoughts? Pumping Iron? Try Longer Breaks Between Sets for Max Muscles What a Change in DEA's Pot Rules Might Mean for Medical Research Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not Monday, May 09, 2016 E-Cigarette Poisonings Skyrocket Among Young Kids: Study Health Tip: Sleep Well During Travel Health Tip: Prevent a Chemical Emergency With Zika at the Doorstep, U.S. Health Officials Brace for Battle What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS New 'Second Skin' Temporarily Smoothes Wrinkles Child Obesity Rates Drop in Canada Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Make for Heavier Infants Targeted Drug-Delivery System May Treat Pregnancy Complications Pesticides Linked to Raised Risk of ALS Could 'Breast Cancer Genes' Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too? Blood Pressure Patterns May Predict Stroke Risk Cutting Brand-Name Drug Use Could Save U.S. $73 Billion: Study Depressive Episode May Not Always Follow Mania in Bipolar Disorder Child's Obesity Tied to Mom's Pregnancy Weight: Study Sunday, May 08, 2016 5 Tips for New Moms Could Nasal Spray Curtail Nighttime Bathroom Trips? Saturday, May 07, 2016 Penis Reconstructions 'Life-Altering' for Men, Studies Show Friday, May 06, 2016 Health Tip: Is Your Child an Emotional Eater? Health Tip: Are E-Cigarettes Safe? Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health Walking Fido Is Doggone Good for Your Health FDA Bans Underage E-Cigarette Sales Zika Destroys Fetal Brain Cells, Lab Study Finds HIV Decline Falls Short of U.S. 5-Year Goal Portable Zika Test Shows Promise in Monkeys Shortages of Lifesaving Drugs Linger in U.S. Babies Not Natural Mimics Aspirin May Help Protect Against Bile Duct Cancer: Study Statins Might Protect People With Narrowed Leg Arteries Heart Failure Risk Seems to Rise in Winter Is Daily Blood Thinner Needed for Irregular Heartbeat? Does a Deep Voice Draw Women? Thursday, May 05, 2016 Health Tip: Wishing for Better Balance? Health Tip: Walking is Good for You 6 Years Later, Obamacare Still Divides America: Poll Exercise Is Good for You, Even in Polluted Cities: Study Race May Influence Risk for Irregular Heart Beat Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With Pacemakers Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients Stay Lean, Live Longer Mini-Camera Mounted on Glasses Helps Blind 'Read' Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia Risk Addicts Using Diarrhea Drug Imodium to Get High Poor Vision and Dangerous Falls Plague Many U.S. Seniors Your Healthy Skin Germs Stay Put, Despite Cleaning Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Good Cholesterol in Obese Boys Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation Study Links Climate Change to Kidney Disease Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Health Tip: Recognizing Achilles Tendinitis Health Tip: Trim Daily Calories Many Heart Bypass Patients Don't Take Needed Meds Emergency Surgery Risky Business in Poor Countries CPR Help as Near as Your Phone Bacteria Experiment May Point Way to Slow Zika's Spread 4 Ways You Can Cut Smog in Your Town Robots Stake Their Claim in the Operating Room Ebola May Leave Some Survivors Blind Why Humans Have Bigger Brains New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke Hepatitis C Now Leading Infectious Disease Killer in U.S. No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests Seniors: Pump Iron, Live Longer Some Teen Girls Coerced Into Pregnancy: Study Persistent Critical Illness May Keep Patients From Leaving ICU Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2 Health Tip: Selecting a Sleep Mask Health Tip: Focus on the Positive Managing Allergies, Asthma 101 Preemies' Brains Get Boost From Breast Milk Training Program for Those With Autism Often Results in Low-Paying Jobs: Study Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study Why Labradors Often Get Fat Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk? For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do Radon in the Home May Be Linked to Blood Cancers in Women Additional Treatments Offer Little Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer: Study Got Unused Meds? Here's What to Do Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer Monday, May 02, 2016 Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S. Health Tip: Donating Blood Health Tip: Planning Makes Healthy Eating Simpler Obamacare Buyers Could Have Fewer Choices in 2017 More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo-Related Memory Issues? Even in Taxis, Kids Belong in Safety Seats Does TV Influence Which Alcohol Teens Favor? High School Football Players Suffer More Symptoms After Concussion: Study Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England Nuplazid Approved for Parkinson's Hallucinations Desperate for Shut-Eye? 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