ARCHIVE: September 2018

If Mom Smokes Pot, Kids May Try It Sooner

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If Mom partakes of pot, her kids may be more likely to try it themselves at an earlier age. That's the contention of a new study, though it doesn't prove...

Milk Straight From Breast Best for Baby's Weight

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk from the bottle may not have as many benefits for a baby's weight as feeding straight from the breast, a new study suggests. The researchers...

Don't Pop That Pimple, Expert Says

SUNDAY, Sept. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It may be tempting to squeeze a large pimple, but doing so could make the zit worse, skin doctors say. Up to 50 million Americans struggle with various...

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Asthma

SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For many children with asthma, coughing is an early warning sign of a flare-up, an expert says. Understanding asthma and knowing what to expect can help...

New Compounds Might Help Stop Spread of Malaria

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites, but scientists report they have discovered compounds that might keep mosquitoes from...

Can Mouth Swab at Age 2 Predict Obesity?

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria in a toddler's mouth might help predict later obesity, new research suggests. Scientists at Penn State University found the composition of...

Parents Fret Over Fussy Eaters - but What Works?

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The nightly dinner battles many parents have with picky toddlers can be exhausting. Now, research suggests that either pressuring or rewarding kids to eat...

AHA: Stiffening of Blood Vessels May Point to Dementia Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Arterial stiffness among people with mild cognitive impairments could put them at higher risk for progressing to dementia, which may include...

Fewer American Teens Having Sex, Most Using Birth Control

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that should ease parents' minds, new research shows that fewer American teens are having sex and most of those who do are using some form of...

FDA Issues Warning on Pet Reactions to Common Flea Medicine

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Flea medicines protect your pet, but some animals can have serious side effects from products containing isoxazoline, U.S. health officials warn. Although...

Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contact lens wearers everywhere need to be on the lookout for a rare, but potentially blinding, eye infection, British researchers warn. In southeast...

'Fitcations' Are a Great Way to Shape Up

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- From a three-day bike race to raise awareness of a charitable cause, to adventure travel abroad, you can take exercise to a brand new level on a fitness...

Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As important as getting close to eight hours of sleep a night is, new research suggests that going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is just...

More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor Visits

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Have you ever left a doctor's appointment with only a vague idea of what was said? You're not alone: A new survey finds many Americans, and their doctors,...

Opioid Overdose Crisis May Have Begun Decades Ago

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The opioid epidemic has been front-page news for a few years now, with rising overdose deaths driving an overall decrease in Americans' average life...

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Puppies can be cute and cuddly, but they also carry germs that might make you very sick, a new government report warns. An outbreak of antibiotic-...

Heart Defects, Sleep Apnea a Deadly Mix for Infants

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who are born with heart defects are four times more likely to die in the hospital if they also have sleep apnea, new research indicates....

AHA: Inequities Remain in Heart Attack Treatments for Black...

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Black patients hospitalized for heart attacks continue to receive different medical treatment than white patients, according to a new study...

Sharing May Be Contagious

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your tendency to share may depend less on your own nature and more on the surrounding culture, a new study suggests. If you're among people who share,...

Easing Sleep Apnea May Be Key to Stroke Recovery

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea is a known risk factor for stroke, and new research suggests that curbing the condition might also aid the recovery of people who've suffered...

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