Depression During Pregnancy Might Affect Baby
TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born to mothers who
are depressed during pregnancy have higher levels of stress
hormones, decreased muscle tone and other neurological and
behavioral differences, a new study finds.
Elderly Often Disabled After Mechanical Ventilation
TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly hospital patients
who survive being on a mechanical ventilator are more likely to
suffer long-term disabilities after being discharged from hospital
than those who aren't put on the ventilator, even if the levels of
disability before being hospitalized are about the same, says a new
Prayer May Help Victims of Domestic Abuse
TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Prayer can help victims of
domestic violence deal with their situation and emotions by using
coping methods such as venting, a small new study suggests.
Obesity Rising Across All Income Levels: CDC
TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Two reports from the U.S.
National Center for Health Statistics show that the obesity
epidemic is hitting young and older Americans across the economic
Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- By outfitting students and
teachers with wireless sensors, researchers simulated how the flu
might spread through a typical American high school and found more
than three-quarters of a million opportunities for infection
Health-Care Reform Faces Long Legal Fight
TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A federal judge's ruling
Monday that struck down a key component of the new U.S. health-care
reform law -- that nearly all Americans carry health insurance --
marks the first successful challenge to the controversial
New Method Might Raise Number of Donor Lungs
TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A change in medical
procedures could greatly reduce and possibly eliminate the shortage
of lungs available for transplant, U.S. experts and an Italian
Once-Daily Dose Approved for Prezista
TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has approved a new once-daily dose for Prezista
(darunavir), combined with ritonavir to treat people infected with
HIV-1, a strain of the virus that causes AIDS.
Marijuana Use Up Among Eighth Graders
TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- More American eighth
graders are now using marijuana and, perhaps as a result, more
illicit drugs in general, a new government report reveals.
Regular Exercise While Young May Slow Middle-Age Spread
TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- People who consistently
exercise during their younger years, especially women, are less
likely to face the battle of the bulge that less-consistent types
struggle with, researchers say.