Health Tip: Enjoy Safe Exercise During Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise can be an important part of a
healthy pregnancy, as long as you take precautions to stay
Health Tip: Stay Busy When Quitting Smoking
(HealthDay News) -- When you're trying to quit smoking, it can
be tough to resist the urge to turn to food when you're trying to
Coffee Can Help Truckers Stay Safe on the Road: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee or other
caffeinated beverages to stay awake is linked with a 63 percent
lower crash risk for long-distance truckers, a new study finds.
Brain Circuitry Yields Clue to Autism, Researchers Say
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- A problem with a certain
brain circuit may be one reason why 7-month-old infants who later
develop autism are slower to shift their gaze and attention from
one object to another, compared with infants who do not develop
Meth in Pregnancy May Blunt Child's Reaction to Stress: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- If a woman uses
methamphetamine during pregnancy, that illegal drug use along with
an unstable home environment may lead to an abnormal response to
stress in her children, according to the results of a study of
How Healthy Is Your County?
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of premature death
in counties across the United States are the lowest in 20 years,
but people in the least healthy counties are more than twice as
likely to die early as those in the healthiest counties, according
to a new report.
People With Mental Illness Make Up Large Share of U.S Smokers
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with a mental
illness or a substance-abuse disorder represent about 25 percent of
the U.S. population but account for nearly 40 percent of all
cigarettes smoked in the country, according to a new study.
Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- On airplanes, measles
can spread beyond the passengers seated immediately around an
infected person, a new study says.
High-Dose Statins Linked to Acute Kidney Damage
TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- People who take high doses
of popular cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may be more
likely to develop kidney problems, a new study suggests.
One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- The number of children
in the United States with autism spectrum disorder has jumped
dramatically since 2007, federal health officials reported
Health Highlights: March 20, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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