Health Tip: Traveling By Air During Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- Flying is safe for most healthy women who
are pregnant, the American Congress of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists (ACOG) says, although some airlines have restrictions
during the last month of pregnancy.
Health Tip: What Causes Conjunctivitis
(HealthDay News) -- Conjunctivitis occurs when the membrane that
protects the eye, the conjunctiva, becomes inflamed. A red, watery
eye is a primary symptom of this very contagious condition.
Good Preschools May Prevent Problem Behaviors Later
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- American children from
low-income families who are exposed to well-structured, attentive
and stimulating preschool programs between the ages of 2 and 4
years are less likely to develop behavioral problems during their
preteen years, new research says.
Training Seems to Close Gender Gap in Spatial Ability
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A gender gap in the
ability of boys and girls to do spatial reasoning -- a divide that
appears to favor boys -- can be eliminated through a specialized
education program, new Israeli research suggests.
Scans May Aid Early Detection of Dementia, Parkinson's
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Brain imaging may help
identify sleep disorder patients at greatest risk for
neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Parkinson's
disease, an international team of researchers has found.
Adult Memory Lapses May Not Be Due to 'Old Age'
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Forgetting someone's
name, losing track of a parked car or misplacing a set of keys may
be common occurrences in adulthood, but there is nothing normal
about them, a new study claims.
Men With Low PSA at 60 Might Not Need Further Screening
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Fresh on the heels of a
similar report released earlier this week, a new study shows that
men who have a low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level at 60 do
not really need future screening.
Gene Rx May Fight Severe Blood Disorder
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Patients suffering from
a severe, inherited blood disorder may one day benefit from a new
gene therapy and no longer need regular blood transfusions, new
Mental Illness Stigma Hard to Shake, Survey Finds
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- The level of Americans'
prejudice and discrimination toward people with serious mental
illness or substance abuse problems didn't change over 10 years, a
new study has found.
New Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' Reaches U.S. Shores
TUESDAY Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A new antibiotic-resistant
germ that apparently has it origins in India has sickened a handful
of people in North America, with three of the cases reported in the
United States, health officials said Tuesday.
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Bone Marrow Disorder
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- In ongoing early stage
research, an experimental drug appears to go some distance toward
reducing the tell-tale inflammatory impact of the deadly bone
marrow disorder known as myelofibrosis.
Smoke-Free Laws May Help Kids Breathe Easier
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Laws that ban smoking in
workplaces and public settings seem to show a fringe benefit:
Scottish researchers report that such legislation is linked with a
decline in hospital admissions for childhood asthma.
Maternal Deaths Worldwide Decline by One-Third
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The number of women
worldwide who die from complications during pregnancy and
childbirth has decreased 34 percent in the past 20 years, but more
needs to be done to reduce the 1,000 maternal deaths that still
occur each day, says a report released Wednesday.
Krystexxa Approved for Gout
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Krystexxa (pegloticase)
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for
adults with gout who do not respond to, or who cannot tolerate,
FDA Advisers Divided on Whether to Ban Diet Drug Meridia
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health advisers
were split Wednesday over whether the diet drug Meridia should be
pulled from the market, because of evidence that it increases the
risk of heart attack and stroke.