April 30, 2012
Health Tip: Caring for a Blister
Blisters form when something presses and
rubs on the skin. While you should monitor the area for signs of
infection, such as pain or redness, experts say the best way to
care for a blister is to leave it alone.
TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking,
Kids who recognize
fast-food advertisements on TV are more likely to be overweight,
and those familiar with TV ads for alcoholic beverages are more
likely to drink, according to two new studies from Children's
Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Low-Income Mothers May Overfeed Their Infants
Poor mothers who are
single or who have depression are more likely to overfeed their
infants by adding cereal to baby bottles, a practice that can lead
to excess weight gain in infants, a new study reveals.
Cellphones, Texting Put Teen Drivers in Danger, Studies
A pair of new studies
offers insight into young people who use cellphones while driving:
One finds that there's no safe position for texting at the wheel,
while the other suggests that the most compulsive cellphone users
have had more car accidents.
Insecticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities in
A new, small study links
maternal exposure to a commonly used insecticide to unusual changes
in the brain structures of young children, although the research
doesn't definitely prove that the pesticide is at fault.