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10 Dec

The Impact of Drug Use During Pregnancy

Babies born with opioid withdrawal symptoms more likely to have small heads.

07 Dec

Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer Treatment

Low-dose Tamoxifen lowers the risk of breast cancer development and recurrence in women with noninvasive breast conditions.

06 Dec

Chemical exposure and puberty

Girls exposed to chemicals commonly used in household products may enter puberty earlier.

How Puzzles, Games Might Help Your Aging Brain

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down -- but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests.

Researchers looked at the "use it or lose it" theory on brain health. The concept holds that mentally engaging activities -- from reading to cr...

Hospital Discharge at Christmastime May Not Be a Gift for Some

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- No one wants to spend the holidays in a hospital bed, but heading home might not be a good idea, new research suggests.

The risk of hospital readmission or death was higher among patients who were discharged over the two-week December holiday period than at other times of the year, Canadian res...

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  • December 10, 2018
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Sporting Events Dangerous for Spectators, Too

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Serious sports injuries aren't confined to athletes -- spectators also run that risk, a new study finds.

"You don't expect to be injured when you attend a sporting event as a spectator," said Dr. Amit Momaya, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "You ...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • December 10, 2018
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Autism, ADHD in One Child Tied to Raised Risk in Siblings

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are so closely linked that they not only run in families, but each increases the risk of the other in future siblings, a new study finds.

Younger siblings of children with autism have a 30-fold increased relative risk they'll be diagnos...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • December 10, 2018
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AHA: Sleep Apnea May Double Odds for High Blood Pressure in Blacks

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Black adults with high blood pressure that defies standard prescription treatments might want to get screened for sleep apnea, new research suggests.

Moderate or severe sleep apnea -- in which a person can experience pauses in breathing five to 30 times an hour or more -- was asso...

Restoring Hair Growth on Scarred Skin? Mouse Study Could Show the Way

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a feat that might help pave the way to restoring hair on patients with skin wounds from burns, injuries or surgery, scientists report regrowing hair on damaged skin in mice.

In their experiments with the rodents, the researchers found that activating what's called the sonic hedgehog cell sig...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • December 10, 2018
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