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  • If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too

    Posted: 12/13/2017

    If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for the disease and other chronic health problems, a new study suggests. The finding comes from an analysis of long-term follow-up data on all children born in Denmark in a 25-year period. That included more than 2,100 children born to women diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before pregnancy and 1.3 million children born to women w...

  • Is Air Pollution a Threat to a Fetus?

    Posted: 12/13/2017

    Is Air Pollution a Threat to a Fetus? MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are exposed to air pollution right before or after they become pregnant may be more likely to have a baby with birth defects, new research suggests. The increased risk is modest, but scientists say their findings warrant more investigation since all pregnant women are exposed to some level of pollution. "The most susceptible time of exposure appears to be the one month before and after conception," said study senio...

  • Is There a Best Time of Day for Exercise?

    Posted: 12/13/2017

    Is There a Best Time of Day for Exercise? MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many studies have tried to pinpoint the best time of day to exercise for peak performance and best results. But most of these studies were designed for elite athletes. For general fitness, exercise can be whenever it's most convenient for you. In fact, the best time of day for exercise is whatever time you can do it consistently. That's because fitness benefits come from working out on a regular basis. Consider factors l...

  • Informed Football Refs Better at Spotting Suspected Concussions

    Posted: 12/12/2017

    Informed Football Refs Better at Spotting Suspected Concussions FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The more college football referees know about concussion symptoms, the more confident they are in calling a timeout for a suspected head injury, a new study shows. Researchers surveyed more than 1,300 college football officials during the 2015 season and found that they called an average of one injury timeout for a suspected concussion every four games. Those with greater awareness about concussion s...

  • Intense Workouts May Boost Memory

    Posted: 12/08/2017

    Intense Workouts May Boost Memory TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pump up your workouts, pump up your memory, new research suggests. The study of 95 healthy young adults showed that six weeks of 20-minute bouts of interval training led to significant improvements in what's called high-interference memory. An example of this type of memory is distinguishing your car from another of the same make and model. The Canadian scientists also found these workouts led to increases in a protein involved...

  • Is It Time to Scrap the Pap Test?

    Posted: 12/07/2017

    Is It Time to Scrap the Pap Test? MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a woman who's been given the all-clear after one or more combination tests for cervical cancer, you can probably wait five years between screenings, a new large study suggests. The combination of tests for cervical cancer includes a test to detect the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the test commonly known as the Pap test. HPV is a virus that causes almost all cases of cervical cancers. The Pap test looks for abnormal c...

  • It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?

    Posted: 12/05/2017

    It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe? WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- What if you could have your cake, eat it, too, and lose weight? A nutritional fad called CICO -- short for "Calories In, Calories Out" -- promises just that for those looking to shed some pounds. The pitch is straightforward: Eat whatever you want, junk food included, and still shrink your waistline -- as long as every day you expend more calories than you consume. It's a simplified approach to eating that essential...

  • Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some

    Posted: 12/04/2017

    Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's often said that timing is everything. New research suggests this may be true when giving an insulin pill to try to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes. Researchers tested the effect of insulin pills on 560 children and adults whose relatives had type 1 diabetes. For most of them, the drug had no effect on whether or not they developed type 1 diabetes, or how quickly they developed it. But for those at the highest...

  • Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?

    Posted: 12/03/2017

    Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless? TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research casts doubt on the true effectiveness of a common type of surgery used to ease shoulder pain. A British research team tracked outcomes for patients who underwent "decompression surgery" to treat shoulder impingement -- a condition where a shoulder tendon rubs and catches in the joint. In decompression surgery, a small area of bone and soft tissue in the shoulder joint is removed, opening up the joint to prevent...

  • If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too

    Posted: 11/28/2017

    If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a father with depression may put teens at a heightened risk for the mental health problem, a new study suggests. Previous research had linked depression in mothers and in their children. But according to the investigators, this is the first study to find such an association between fathers and their children, independent of whether the mother has depression. The findings were based on an analysis of data...