Young Parents May Be Especially Prone to Depression
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents experience
depression during the first 12 years of their children's lives and
the risk is highest during the first year after birth, a new study
Kids on HIV Drug Cocktail May Need Revaccination
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- HIV-infected children who
undergo highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) may need to be
revaccinated to maintain their immunity against preventable
childhood diseases, researchers from Johns Hopkins have found.
Many Heart Patients Place False Hope in Angioplasty
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Many heart patients
harbor the misguided notion that angioplasty, a common procedure to
open clogged arteries, will also cut their risk of heart attacks
and death, a new study shows.
Emergency Visits for Stomach Pain Rose Over Decade
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are
visiting hospital emergency departments because of abdominal pain,
but the percentage of emergency visits that involve chest pain are
decreasing, a new government report shows.
Statins May Guard Against Rheumatoid Arthritis
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, lauded for their
ability to lower cholesterol and prevent heart attacks and strokes,
may also reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis,
Israeli researchers report.
Immune System Genes Show Links to Type 1 Diabetes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The exact cause of type 1
diabetes is still unknown, but international researchers have found
a link between the blood sugar disorder and a network of immune
Kids Playing With Laser Pointers May Be Aiming for Eye Trouble
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A 15-year-old Swiss boy
attempted to create his own laser show using a laser pointer he
bought on the Internet and a mirror. Instead, he inadvertently
beamed the laser into his eyes, creating permanent damage to his