Pediatricians Issue New Iron Guidelines
TUESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of
Pediatrics has issued a report that outlines new guidelines
concerning the iron needs of infants and children.
Health Tip: Don't Smoke During Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- If you smoke while you're pregnant, you're
exposing the baby to a host of harmful chemicals, including carbon
monoxide, tar and nicotine, the American Congress of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists says.
Race, Medicaid Status Linked to Rapid Hospital Readmission
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) --Being black and/or being
on Medicaid significantly increases the likelihood that
hospitalized patients will be readmitted to the hospital within a
month of their initial release, new research reveals.
Scientists Unlock Some Dengue Fever Secrets
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who identified
a crucial step in how the dengue virus infects a cell say their
discovery could lead to new drugs to prevent or treat the
Screen Time May Consume Nearly 1/3 of Day for U.S. Kids
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens in the
United States spend an average of seven hours a day using
television, computers, phones and other electronic devices for
entertainment, compared to an average of three hours a day watching
TV in 1999, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics
Club Drug 'Poppers' May Be Linked to Eye Damage
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The legal recreational
drugs known as "poppers" appear to be linked to light sensitivity
and vision loss in at least several healthy individuals, a new
French review of cases reveals.
Walking 6 to 9 Miles a Week May Help Save Memory
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Walking about six miles a
week appears to protect against brain shrinkage in old age, which
in turn helps stem the onset of memory problems and cognitive
decline, new research reveals.
Rescued Chilean Miners Seem in Good Shape: Reports
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- As the world held its
breath Wednesday, transfixed by the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners
who had been trapped underground for 69 days, early indications
were that the men had survived their ordeal in surprisingly good
Vivitrol Approved to Prevent Opioid Relapse
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Vivitrol (naltrexone
extended release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat and prevent relapse among opioid-dependent
people who have completed a detoxification program.
Bone Drugs Linked to Rare Fractures, FDA Warns
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- People taking drugs
called bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax and Boniva, to prevent or
treat osteoporosis may be at risk for a rare type of fracture of
the thigh bone, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday.