Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A certain class of antibiotics used to treat deadly bacterial infections puts patients at high risk for hearing loss, research in mice suggests.

Health Tip: Teach Kids to Protect Themselves

(HealthDay News) -- Every child will face danger in his or her life, and it's up to parents to equip children with the tools needed to minimize the chances of harm.

Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A young Baltimore boy has two new transplanted hands to replace ones he lost to amputation five years ago, his doctors announced Tuesday.

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.

Childhood Stress Might Raise a Woman's Risk for Preterm Birth

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stressful events in childhood may increase a woman's risk having a preterm baby, a new study suggests.

Are Hospitals Overusing Neonatal Intensive Care?

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that more babies are being treated in neonatal intensive care units at many U.S. hospitals, and the infants are bigger and less premature.

Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple procedure using what's known as a "nasal balloon" can treat hearing loss in children with a common middle-ear problem, preventing unnecessary and ineffective treatment with antibiotics, according to a new study.

Teens Using E-Cigs More Prone to Take Up Smoking: Study

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke the real thing, new research suggests.

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study

MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers get conflicting advice from medical professionals, family members and the media when it comes to key parenting topics, a recent study found.

School's Out, Fattening Behaviors Are In

SUNDAY, July 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your kids probably will eat more sugar, watch more TV and eat fewer vegetables over summer vacation, a new study finds.