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Health News for 02/17/12

February 17, 2012

Age Doesn't Raise Complication Risk for Pregnancies With Donor Eggs

Complication rates for women older than 50 who become pregnant through egg donation are similar to those of younger women, according to a new study.
Health Tip: When a Child Resists Going to Bed

Getting your youngster to go to sleep is the most stressful time of day for many parents. But it doesn't have to be.
Health Tip: Take Care of Your Skin

The skin is your body's largest organ, and it requires tender care to stay healthy.
More Neighborhood Bars Linked to Domestic Violence

Having a high number of bars or pubs in a neighborhood is associated with visits to hospital emergency departments due to domestic violence, a new study finds.
Parents' Strict Rules Could Curb Kids' Drinking

By imposing strict rules about alcohol, parents can reduce their kids' impulses to drink, according to a new study.
Arthritic Hip May Be Tougher to Treat Than Knee

Knees with osteoarthritis are in a constant state of self-repair, but arthritic hip joints are not, researchers say.
Eating Fish May Help Ward Off Colon Polyps in Women

Eating at least three servings of fish a week may reduce women's risk of developing some types of colon polyps, according to a new study.
Specific Dietary Goals May Help Diabetics Eat Better

Specific goals can help people with type 2 diabetes improve their dietary habits, according to a new study.
Exercise Can Build Young Adults' Bones, Study Finds

Exercising in young adulthood boosts bone density, new research suggests.
Kids With Crohn's Disease, Colitis Often Struggle at School: Study

Children with inflammatory bowel disease may have difficulty in school due to frequent absences that are largely the result of mental struggles such as depression rather than the disease itself, a new study finds.
Good Football Helmet Fit Key to Preventing Brain Injuries

While football helmets don't prevent concussions, good helmet fit might help reduce loss of consciousness that can follow a blow to the head, a new study finds.
Motor Impairments Appear to Be a Characteristic of Autism

Autism itself seems to be responsible for the problems children with the disorder have in developing motor skills such as running, throwing a ball and learning to write, according to a new study.
Living to 100 May Be Tougher Than You Think

Decades-old assumptions about the odds of reaching very old age may be wrong, which could put 100 out of reach for many seniors, a new study finds.
Is Grief an Illness? The Debate Heats Up

The loss of a loved one can trigger deep emotional turmoil, but is the grief that follows a normal part of being human or is it a form of mental illness in need of diagnosis and treatment?
Brain Scans Might Spot Autism as Early as 6 Months of Age

In children as young as 6 months old, changes in the brain that can lead to autism spectrum disorder may have already begun, preliminary research suggests.
Health Highlights: Feb. 17, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Faulty Dosing Device Prompts Recall of Infants' Tylenol

A potentially faulty dosing system on bottles of Infants' Tylenol has prompted McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson, to recall all of the product.

 

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