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Health News for 03/15/12

March 15, 2012

Eyes a Window Into Brain Health: Study

People who have mild vascular disease that damages the eyes' retinas are more likely to have vascular disease in the brain that causes thinking and memory problems, new research indicates.
Health Tip: Bringing Home a Premature Baby

Caring for a premature baby, born before 37 weeks' gestation, requires extra care and attention.
Health Tip: Keep Crohn's Under Control

Crohn's disease causes inflammation in portions of the digestive tract, which can trigger diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping.
New Clues to Link Between Fatty Diet, Colon Cancer

Researchers say they've discovered clues about how a fatty diet increases the risk of colon cancer.
Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later

When parents of very small premature infants are stressed or depressed, their children are more likely to develop behavioral problems by age 3, according to new research.
Electronic Diary Helped Obese Adults Stick to Weight-Loss Plan

An electronic diary program helped improve overweight and obese adults' adherence to a weight-loss regimen, according to a new study.
Bike Trail in Poorer Neighborhood Boosts Exercise

Children in a neighborhood with an extra-wide walking/bicycle trail were three times more likely to get vigorous exercise than those in a neighborhood with regular sidewalks, a new study shows.
Many Alcoholics Suffered Childhood Trauma: Study

A history of childhood trauma is common among people undergoing treatment for alcoholism and may be a factor in the development of the disorder, a new study indicates.
Giving Birth to Small Babies Linked to Heart Disease in Moms: Study

Women who deliver full-term infants with low birth weights have nearly double the risk of developing ischemic heart disease, a new study says.
Deeper Voices Win Over Voters, Study Finds

Politicians may want to keep the pitch of their voice low when asking for votes, because people appear to prefer candidates with deep voices, scientists have found.
Cadmium in Diet May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Consuming the toxic metal cadmium in the foods you eat may raise your risk for breast cancer, a new Swedish study suggests.
Hospital Saved Millions by Keeping Close Eye on Antibiotic Use

Reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics could save hospitals millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests.
Too Much Exercise Delays Pregnancy in Normal-Weight Women: Study

Exercise is a plus for women trying to become pregnant, but overdoing workouts might make it harder to conceive -- unless you're overweight, researchers report.
Many Women Say No to Breast-Feeding for 6 Months: Survey

Current recommendations from experts urge new mothers to breast-feed their newborns for the first six months of life. But, a new survey out of Scotland suggests that for many women, this expectation just isn't realistic.
Fetal Exposure to Cellphone Radiation Tied to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Mice

In experiments involving mice, fetal exposure to cellphone radiation appeared linked to symptoms in offspring that resemble attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in human children, Yale researchers report.
Could Trans Fats Make You Cranky?

Eating a diet high in trans fatty acids, an ingredient found in fried foods, baked goods and other prepared meals and snacks, might be associated with negative -- and even aggressive -- behavior, new research suggests.
Health Highlights: March 15, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
CDC Launches Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

A new anti-smoking campaign using graphic images and smokers' horror stories will be launched next week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.



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