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Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected
Preemies May Have Stronger Immune Systems Than Suspected FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A baby's immune system is stronger than previously thought, a new study indicates. Researchers analyzed blood samples collected from 28 very premature ...
Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control
Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pe...
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians are urging that all children aged 6 months and older be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. The American Academy of Pediatrics ...
Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids
Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma, Columbia ...
PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report
PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have the largest number of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are almost three times more likely to develop an addiction to food, a new study sugge...
Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys
Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children might do better in school if they're more physically active, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed the activity levels and r...
Puberty Suppression Benefits Gender-Questioning Teens: Study
Puberty Suppression Benefits Gender-Questioning Teens: Study WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment to delay puberty among adolescents struggling with gender identity seems to boost psychological well-being for those who ultimately pu...
Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain
Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Guided by movements of couples engaged in sexual intercourse, a new report suggests that alternatives to the traditional missionary-style position can help men w...
Parents' Divorce May Hit Higher-Income Kids Harder
Parents' Divorce May Hit Higher-Income Kids Harder WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When their parents split up, children in higher-income families -- but not those in lower-earning homes -- are more likely to develop behavior problems, a...
Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study
Putting Baby to Sleep on Animal Fur May Lower Asthma Risk: Study SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,4...