Home-Visit Program May Improve Child's Asthma
THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A home-visit program for
children with asthma reduced hospitalizations and emergency
department visits, improved patient outcomes and saved $1.46 for
every dollar spent, according to a new study.
Second-Chance Romance Might Not Bring Happiness
THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to fairy
tale-like depictions in movies and books, reuniting with a former
romantic partner is unlikely to make you happy, a new study
Meds for Autism Not Well Understood: Study
THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism may
benefit from medications to treat children with attention-deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other related disorders, but
clearer guidelines are needed, a new study shows.
Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome During Pregnancy
THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A second company reports
that it has developed a prenatal blood test to detect Down
syndrome, potentially providing yet another option for pregnant
women who want to know whether their unborn child has the
Study Links 'Body Clock' to Sudden Cardiac Death
THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The first molecular
evidence linking circadian rhythms -- the "body clock" -- to sudden
cardiac death could lead to new methods of diagnosis and therapy to
treat or prevent the fatal heart problem, a new study suggests.
Flu Season Off to a Very Late Start: CDC
THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- It took a long time to get
started, but this winter's flu season is finally here, say experts
at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Contraceptives Work Well in Obese Women, But Hormone Levels Lower
THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Hormonal contraceptives
appear to thwart pregnancy just as well in overweight and obese
women as those of normal weight despite markedly lower
pregnancy-prevention hormone levels among heavier females, a group
of reproductive experts said.