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Babies Start Connecting Words Early On
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:00:59 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Babies apparently have a better understanding of adults' language than you might think. New research reveals that they can identify the meanings of some words and even recognize that some words are more connected to certain...
How to Spot an Eating Disorder
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:11:18 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Eating disorders are common in the United States. But they're hard to identify and tough to fix. "Eating disorders are serious conditions that ... negatively impact your health, emotions and ability to function in important...
Severe Psoriasis May Make Diabetes Increasingly Likely
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:11:51 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- People with the skin disease psoriasis are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and the more severe the psoriasis, the greater their risk, a new study finds. Researchers examined data on nearly 85,000 adults in the United...
When Treating Infertility, Vitamin D Levels May Be Key
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:11:20 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Women with low vitamin D levels may be less likely to have a baby after assisted reproductive technology (ART) than those with normal vitamin D levels, a new study suggests. The finding stemmed from a review of 11 published...
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure While Pregnant Spells Trouble Later On
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:11:47 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- If you develop both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy, you face a much higher risk of future trouble than women who only develop one of those conditions while pregnant, researchers report. And that future...
Quickly Treating Mini-Stroke Can Cut Risk for Future Stroke
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:11:33 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Prompt treatment of a mini-stroke could reduce the likelihood of having a full-blown stroke by roughly 80 percent, according to a new report. People who have a mini-stroke -- officially called a transient ischemic attack...
Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, Too
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:11:52 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- People usually imagine post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as happening to war veterans or assault victims. But new research shows the trauma of a cancer scare often leaves survivors with the condition. Many may not want...
Family Vacations That Are Fun for All
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:11:49 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Taking a family vacation is a great way to have quality time, but going on a trip that each family member will enjoy takes some planning. Consider choices for an activity-oriented trip. Besides health benefits, vacations...
Teens' Painkiller Misuse Linked to Dating Violence
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:11:45 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Teens who abuse prescription drugs, like opioid painkillers, are prone to initiating or being victims of dating violence, a new study finds. In a nationwide survey of more than 10,000 teenagers who had dated in the past...
Motorcycle Crashes Far More Deadly Than Car Crashes
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:11:44 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Motorcycle crashes are far costlier than car accidents, both in lives lost and in medical expenses, a new study shows. Canadian researchers found that the death rate from motorcycle crashes was five times greater than from...
Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:11:41 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Women who are overweight or obese may need to be screened for breast cancer more frequently, new Swedish research suggests. The reason? Overweight or obese women are at greater risk of having breast cancer detected after...
Most U.S. Parents Can't Find Good Childcare: Survey
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:11:40 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Two-thirds of U.S. parents with young children say it's difficult to find a childcare or preschool facility that meets their health and safety standards, new survey results show. Researchers questioned more than 300 parents...
Health Highlights: Nov. 20, 2017
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:11:45 GMT
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Opioid Epidemic Cost the U.S. Half a Trillion in 2015: Report The true cost of the U.S. opioid epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, which is six...
Health Tip: How Much Exercise Do You Need?
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:11:36 GMT
-- We all know that exercise is good for us, but how much do we need at each stage of life? The U.S. Library of Medicine suggests: Adults should get 30 minutes of aerobic activity each day -- in the form of walking, running, biking or swimming....
Health Tip: Infant Medication Advice For New Moms
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:11:14 GMT
-- A new mom has enough stress on her hands without worrying about giving medication to her newborn. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests: Get your doctor's advice before giving medication to your baby. Store any medication out of...
Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:11:03 GMT
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing weight, a leading pediatricians' group says. In a new policy statement, the...
How to Spot Respiratory Syncytial Virus That Puts Some Babies in the Hospital
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:11:52 GMT
SUNDAY, Nov. 19, 2017 -- Is your baby's stuffy nose and cough just a cold or something more serious? It could be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of infant hospitalization in the United States, experts say. RSV causes symptoms...
What It Takes to Get Teens Moving
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:11:08 GMT
SATURDAY, Nov. 18, 2017 -- Teens with friends are active teens, a new study suggests. "You can build beautiful parks and facilities; but if children don't have friends to play with, these facilities won't be enough to increase their physical...
More Patients Are Having a Say in Their Medical Care
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:11:12 GMT
FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- U.S. doctors and patients are making more decisions together, which looks like a win-win for both, researchers say. A new analysis of national survey data found that shared decision-making between doctors and patients rose...
Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Distinct Disorders: Study
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:11:07 GMT
FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- The diagnosis and treatment of two conditions -- chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War illness -- could improve thanks to the discovery of distinct brain chemistry signatures in people with these disorders, researchers...

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