October 13, 2010
Health Tip: Don't Smoke During Pregnancy
If you smoke while you're pregnant, you're
exposing the baby to a host of harmful chemicals, including carbon
monoxide, tar and nicotine, the American Congress of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists says.
Race, Medicaid Status Linked to Rapid Hospital
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) --Being black and/or being
on Medicaid significantly increases the likelihood that
hospitalized patients will be readmitted to the hospital within a
month of their initial release, new research reveals.
Screen Time May Consume Nearly 1/3 of Day for U.S.
Children and teens in the
United States spend an average of seven hours a day using
television, computers, phones and other electronic devices for
entertainment, compared to an average of three hours a day watching
TV in 1999, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics
Rescued Chilean Miners Seem in Good Shape:
As the world held its
breath Wednesday, transfixed by the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners
who had been trapped underground for 69 days, early indications
were that the men had survived their ordeal in surprisingly good
Vivitrol Approved to Prevent Opioid Relapse
extended release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to treat and prevent relapse among opioid-dependent
people who have completed a detoxification program.
Bone Drugs Linked to Rare Fractures, FDA Warns
People taking drugs
called bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax and Boniva, to prevent or
treat osteoporosis may be at risk for a rare type of fracture of
the thigh bone, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday.