Prescription Meds Can Put on Unwanted Pounds
FRIDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Medications taken by
millions of Americans for mood disorders, high blood pressure,
diabetes and other chronic conditions can have an unhealthy side
effect: weight gain.
Parents' Wishes Sway Docs' Choices on Preterm Deliveries
FRIDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- When making decisions or
counseling families on how to manage very premature deliveries,
obstetricians are strongly influenced by parents' wishes,
especially when the parents want everything done to save their
baby's life, a new study finds.
'Parent Training' May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better
THURSDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism often
display challenging behaviors, but new research suggests that
parents can learn to better handle tantrums and aggression, which
may improve their child's overall functioning.
Too Many Americans Skipping Colon Cancer Screening
FRIDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Approximately one in three
U.S. adults between the ages of 50 and 75 who should be screened
for colorectal cancer have not been, according to the American
Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Cold Air May Raise Heart-Attack Risk During Exercise
FRIDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Breathing cold air during
certain physical activities, such as shoveling snow, increases the
body's demand for oxygen, which may put people with heart disease
at greater risk for cardiac arrest or death, a new study finds.
Timing of Preemie Birth May Be Key to Kids' Health Later
FRIDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Preemies face a relatively
unhealthy childhood when compared with full-term babies, and new
British research suggests that the degree to which a child's health
is compromised seems to depend on exactly how premature the child
Smoking Linked to Higher Rate of Psoriasis: Study
FRIDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers are at higher risk
of developing the autoimmune skin condition psoriasis than
nonsmokers, a new study finds, possibly because smoking pushes the
body's immune system into overdrive, one expert suggests.