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Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth
Air Pollution Linked to Risk of Preterm Birth MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to high levels of air pollution in pregnancy may increase the risk of having a preterm baby, new research suggests. For the study, researchers examined nea...
Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: Study
Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: Study WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a...
ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends
ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of...
Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer
Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests. The internat...
After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants Help
After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants Help TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery patients who receive home visits from physician assistants are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, a new study finds. They...
As Winter Storm Targets Eastern U.S., Tips for Stepping Out Safely
As Winter Storm Targets Eastern U.S., Tips for Stepping Out Safely FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With much of the eastern United States bracing for a major winter storm this weekend, one expert is offering advice on how to lower your risk ...
Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer Now
Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer Now THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The more than 72,000 Americans who have celebrated 100 birthdays or more are now surviving longer, a new federal report shows. Although death rates for cent...
Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study Finds
Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving general anesthesia for surgery after age 40 doesn't appear to raise the risk for mild thinking and memory problems later in life...
Average U.S. Home Harbors About 100 Types of Insects, Other Critters
Average U.S. Home Harbors About 100 Types of Insects, Other Critters TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you think you live alone, you may not: A new study finds that the average American shares his or her home with over 100 different s...
Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Growing Threat
Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Growing Threat MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Public health experts are expressing growing anxiety over the prospect of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. Just last month, health officials in Great Britain cau...