ARCHIVE: March 2019

Smoking While Pregnant Sends SIDS Risk Soaring

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking during pregnancy is never a good idea, but new research shows it might double the risk of a baby dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). "...

Many Parents Think Vaping Around Kids Is Fine

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents who smoke try to shield their kids from their unhealthy habit -- but those who vape may not take the same precautions, a new study suggests....

Control Your Blood Pressure to Head Off Serious Health Problems

SUNDAY, March 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States and one of the most treatable, an expert says. High blood pressure...

Keep Your Child Safe in Her High Chair

SATURDAY, March 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Kids in high chairs should never be left alone. Nor should they be placed there for long periods, safety experts warn. High chair-related injuries --...

Time Change Tougher for Kids With Mental Health Issues

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- When the clocks spring forward an hour this Sunday, it will throw everyone off. But the time change will affect children with mental health issues the most...

Skin Fungi May Be Tied to Bowel Disease

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Crohn's disease involves inflammation of the digestive tract. But new research into its causes is focusing on fungi commonly found on the skin. These...

Many Black Americans Live in Trauma Care 'Deserts'

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Black neighborhoods in America's three largest cities are much more likely to be located in a "trauma desert," an area without immediate access to a...

After Painful Ordeal and $800K Medical Bill, Unvaccinated Boy...

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amid outbreaks of preventable childhood illnesses, one unvaccinated Oregon boy's nightmarish encounter with tetanus should serve as a cautionary tale for "...

Hookah Smoke Can Contain More Toxins Than Cigarettes, Experts...

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hookah users inhale high levels of toxic chemicals that endanger the heart and blood vessels. That's the stark warning in a new American Heart Association (...

AHA News: Smoking Doubles Stroke Risk Among African-Americans

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- African-Americans who smoke cigarettes are twice as likely to have a stroke than those who avoid tobacco, according to new research....

AHA News: Irregular Sleep Could Impact Your Heart Health

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- It's not just lack of sleep and poor sleep that can put the heart at risk -- getting to bed on time may also matter, new research suggests...

Dry Eye and Migraines Might Be Linked: Study

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with migraines may be at higher odds of also having chronic dry eye disease, and that's especially true for seniors, new research shows. The 10-year...

Did You Wait Until Middle Age to Get Fit? It Could Still Boost...

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's truly never too late to begin exercising, new research shows. Even for people who were "couch potatoes" in their youth, embarking on a regimen of...

How to Help When Your Child is Struggling in School

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Studies show that the earlier a child's school struggles are addressed, the better the outcome will be. So it's important for parents to tackle problems...

Try This Healthy Makeover for a Favorite Fast Food

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Take-out pizza is the ultimate fast food -- gooey cheese, salty sauce, fatty pepperoni, all baked on top of what's basically white bread. But there's no need...

Beware of Drowsy Driving as Daylight Saving Time Begins

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The switch to Daylight Saving Time can increase the risk of driver fatigue and crashes, but there are a number of ways to reduce the danger, an expert says...

Making Sense of the Recent Blood Pressure Drug Recalls

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People taking blood pressure medications have faced a frightening and bewildering series of pharmaceutical recalls in recent months, as trace amounts of...

Study Disputes Pregnancy Link to MS Relapses

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the long-held belief that multiple sclerosis (MS) can flare up right after pregnancy in women with the relapsing-remitting form of...

Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're obese and you want to do your heart a favor, try adding some olive oil to your diet. So suggests new research, which found that healthy but...

Yo-Yo Dieting Can Take a Toll on Your Heart

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A lot of people struggle to maintain their ideal weight, but repeatedly losing and regaining pounds -- known as yo-yo dieting -- probably won't do your...

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