Health Tip: Find Time for You
(HealthDay News) -- If you're the type of person who is always
doing things for others, you need to find time for yourself,
Study Sheds Light on Preemies' Higher SIDS Risk
TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who are born
prematurely are known to be at higher risk for Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome (SIDS), and new research now suggests that's because their
underdeveloped nervous systems can't control drops in blood
pressure as needed during sleep.
Type of Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Raised Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- People with a certain type
of muscular dystrophy have twice the risk of being diagnosed with
cancer as the general population, although the actual risk is
relatively low, a new study finds.
Chronic Fatigue Tied to Extended School Absences
TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Undiagnosed chronic fatigue
syndrome may account for up to 1 percent of children who are absent
from school for extended periods of time and are not truant or
known to have another illness that would explain why they're out of
school, a new study reveals.
Chewing Khat Raises Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Chewing the green leaves of
the khat plant for its amphetamine-like effect appears to raise the
risk for both stroke and death among heart patients, according to a
large new study from the Middle East.
Angioplasty Safe at Hospitals Without On-Site Surgery: Review
TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Despite current guidelines,
many people who have angioplasty to open blocked heart arteries can
safely undergo these procedures in hospitals that don't have
on-site cardiac surgery capabilities, according to a new review of
Some Causes of Stillbirth May Be Avoidable: Studies
TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Stillbirth has long been a
mysterious and devastating pregnancy complication. But two new
studies are uncovering more about what causes stillbirth and the
factors that may raise a woman's chances of having a stillbirth --
at least some of which are avoidable.
U.S. Safety Board Urges Nationwide Ban on Drivers' Use of Cellphones
TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- In the aftermath of a
deadly crash in Missouri that killed two and injured 38, the U.S.
National Transportation Safety Board is recommending a nationwide
ban on drivers' use of cellphones and other personal electronic
devices, except in emergencies.