September 15, 2010
Health Tip: Traveling By Air During Pregnancy
Flying is safe for most healthy women who
are pregnant, the American Congress of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists (ACOG) says, although some airlines have restrictions
during the last month of pregnancy.
Health Tip: What Causes Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis occurs when the membrane that
protects the eye, the conjunctiva, becomes inflamed. A red, watery
eye is a primary symptom of this very contagious condition.
Good Preschools May Prevent Problem Behaviors
American children from
low-income families who are exposed to well-structured, attentive
and stimulating preschool programs between the ages of 2 and 4
years are less likely to develop behavioral problems during their
preteen years, new research says.
Gene Rx May Fight Severe Blood Disorder
Patients suffering from
a severe, inherited blood disorder may one day benefit from a new
gene therapy and no longer need regular blood transfusions, new
New Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' Reaches U.S.
A new antibiotic-resistant
germ that apparently has it origins in India has sickened a handful
of people in North America, with three of the cases reported in the
United States, health officials said Tuesday.
Smoke-Free Laws May Help Kids Breathe Easier
Laws that ban smoking in
workplaces and public settings seem to show a fringe benefit:
Scottish researchers report that such legislation is linked with a
decline in hospital admissions for childhood asthma.
Maternal Deaths Worldwide Decline by One-Third
The number of women
worldwide who die from complications during pregnancy and
childbirth has decreased 34 percent in the past 20 years, but more
needs to be done to reduce the 1,000 maternal deaths that still
occur each day, says a report released Wednesday.
Krystexxa Approved for Gout
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for
adults with gout who do not respond to, or who cannot tolerate,