Health Tip: Fruit Juices and Kids
(HealthDay News) -- While sugary fruit juices may be a favorite
for kids, too much can lead to obesity and tooth decay, the
American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Exclusive Breast-Feeding Best for Baby: Experts
MONDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding exclusively
is recommended for a baby's first six months of life, followed by
continued breast-feeding along with food until a baby is at least
12 months old, the American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirms in a
new policy statement.
Irregular Heartbeat May Predict Mental Decline in Some
MONDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially dangerous
heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation is a strong
predictor of mental and physical decline in older people at risk
for heart disease, new research suggests.
Rapid Flu Tests a Good First Step: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Rapid diagnostic influenza
tests provide an accurate diagnosis, and their use during flu
season could lead to earlier treatment for patients and help
prevent the spread of the illness, two new studies suggest.
Experimental Drug Shows Promise Against Type 2 Diabetes
SUNDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug
improves patients' blood sugar control without increasing the risk
of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in patients with type 2 diabetes,
according to the results of a phase 2 clinical trial.
Are the Rich Really Different From You and Me?
MONDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- If a luxurious-looking car
heads in your direction, you may want to look out. That's the
message of a new observational study that contends that people who
drive expensive cars are more likely to cut off pedestrians and
ignore stop-sign etiquette.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Protect the Aging Brain
MONDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and elderly
adults who regularly eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may slow
the mental decline that leads to dementia, according to a new
Sleeping Pills Linked to Raised Risk of Death, Cancer: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription sleeping pills
may help you get some much needed rest at night, but using them
routinely might also make it more likely that you will die or
develop certain types of cancer, research suggests.