Health Tip: Why Cough?
(HealthDay News) -- Coughing is the body's way of ridding the
respiratory tract of an irritating substance. Allergies, asthma or
inhaling secondhand smoke are common triggers for a cough.
Health Tip: Prenatal Care Is Important
(HealthDay News) -- Getting regular checkups and screening tests
-- what doctors call prenatal care -- is key to keeping you and the
developing baby healthy during pregnancy.
'Screen-Free' Play Best for Toddlers' Brains
TUESDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Unstructured play is much
better than TV or videos for encouraging brain development in
infants and toddlers, a new American Academy of Pediatrics policy
Factors Identified That May Raise Risk of Early Menopause
TUESDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Certain factors have been
found to be associated with a raised risk of early menopause,
including having a chronic inflammatory disease or having one of
two genes known to be linked to breast cancer, especially among
those who smoke, according to two new studies.
Katrina's Aftermath: Failed Pregnancies for IVF Moms Nationwide
TUESDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Hurricane Katrina's
devastating effects six years ago appear to have extended beyond
the Gulf Coast, with miscarriages and premature births among
fertility patients rising markedly across the United States in the
months after the disaster.
Hormonal Treatment of Hot Flashes Still OK for Some: Experts
TUESDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Women do have options when
it comes to treating hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause,
and these still include the short-term use of hormone replacement
therapy using estrogen alone, experts conclude in a new consensus
Link Explored Between Colon Cancer, Bacterium
TUESDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancers contain
high levels of a bacterium that may contribute to the cancer and
could prove important in diagnosing, treating and preventing it,
according to new research.
More Facebook Friends, More Gray Matter in Brain?
TUESDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- People with lots of
Facebook friends tend to have areas of the brain that are larger
than those of online social network users with fewer friends,
British researchers say.