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Health News for 02/07/11

February 07, 2011

Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia occurs when a pregnant woman's blood pressure spikes rapidly. It can lead to stroke, organ failure and other life-threatening conditions in both the mother and baby.
Health Tip: Pyloric Stenosis -- A Digestive Problem for Newborns

Although most babies spit up, forceful vomiting isn't normal and could be a sign of a digestive problem called pyloric stenosis.
Too Many Hours on the Job May Put Teens at Risk

High school students who work more than 20 hours a week at part-time jobs during the school year may be more likely to have academic and behavior problems, according to a new study.
Kids' Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

Poor eating and activity habits, not genetics, are the underlying causes for most cases of adolescent obesity, new research suggests.
Community Has a Role in Health of Low-Income Kids

Living in a connected community may protect poor teens from health risks such as smoking or obesity, researchers have found.
Heart Scans May Raise Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Heart attack patients who are exposed to low-dose radiation from cardiac imaging and other procedures may have an increased risk of cancer, a new study finds.
Allergies Linked to Lower Brain Cancer Rate in Study

If you suffer from allergies, take heart: Researchers say you may be less likely to develop a tough-to-treat brain cancer, possibly because your immune system is on high alert.
Brushes With the Law Raise Suicide Risk, Study Shows

People who have dealings with the criminal justice system are at increased risk for suicide, even if they have never been found guilty or spent time in prison, a new study finds.
Schizophrenia Drugs May Spur Subtle Brain Tissue Loss

The use of antipsychotic drugs to treat schizophrenia is associated with the loss of a small but measurable amount of brain tissue, a new study finds.
'Kinship Caregivers' Get Less Help Than Foster Parents: Study

Children who live with a relative after being removed from their home because of maltreatment have fewer behavioral and social skills problems than children in foster homes, finds a new study.
New Heart Failure Therapy Proves Most Effective in Women

A therapy to prevent heart failure is twice as effective in women as in men, a new study finds.
Giving Baby Solid Foods Too Early Linked to Obesity Later

Babies who were formula-fed and introduced to solid foods before they were 4 months old were more likely to be obese when they were 3, researchers report.
Health Highlights: Feb. 4, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Clinical Trials Update: Feb. 7, 2011

Here are the latest clinical trials, courtesy of
Help for Autism Dwindles After High School

Almost 40 percent of young adults with autism get no medical, mental health or case management services to help them make the transition into adulthood, new research has found.
Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says

Two-thirds of American children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder struggle with other mental health and developmental conditions, such as learning disabilities and anxiety, a new study suggests.
Pot Use Might Speed Onset of Psychosis: Study

Smoking marijuana might trigger an earlier onset of psychosis, a new analysis of previously published research suggests.
Processed, Fatty Foods May Dumb Down Your Kids: Study

Feeding children lots of fatty, sugary and processed foods may lower their IQ, while a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients appears to boost it, British researchers say.
As Economy Picks Up, So Do Number of Nips & Tucks

The number of Americans having plastic surgery is bouncing back along with the economy, statistics released Monday suggest.
Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides May Harm Kids' Development

Children whose mothers had higher levels of exposure to a substance found in a commonly used pesticide were more likely to get lower scores on a mental developmental test at 3 years of age than children whose mothers were exposed to lower levels or not at all, new research says.
Low Sun Exposure, Vitamin D Levels May Be Tied to MS Risk

Increased sun exposure and higher vitamin D levels may help to protect against the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new Australian study suggests.



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