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Health News for 10/07/13

October 07, 2013

Health Tip: Battling The Post-Baby Blues

There are many physical and emotional changes in a new mother's life that can trigger a bout of the "post-baby blues."
Health Tip: Toddler-Proof Baby's Bed

Keeping your toddler's bed safe will help everyone sleep more soundly at night.
U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens

Not enough evidence exists to recommend that children and teens be screened for high blood pressure, a U.S. government-appointed panel says.
ICU Gloves, Gowns Might Reduce MRSA Infection, Study Says

Requiring health care workers to wear gloves and gowns for all contact with intensive care unit (ICU) patients reduces the risk of one type of antibiotic-resistant infection, but not another, a new study shows.
Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study

When seniors in long-term care facilities fall, more than a third hit their heads, a new study shows.
Parents' Feeding Choices May Raise Baby's Risk for Celiac Disease

Delayed introduction of gluten to a baby's diet and breast-feeding longer than one year appear to increase the risk of celiac disease, researchers report.
Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says

Professional athletes may be known for their fitness, but the foods they endorse are usually less than healthy, a new study finds.
Study Tallies Risk of Noncardiac Surgery After Heart Stent Placement

Which heart patients receiving artery-opening stents are at highest risk for heart attack, stroke or other issues if they undergo a noncardiac surgery soon after the procedure?
Your Aquarium Can Be Source of Skin Infections

Delayed diagnosis and treatment of a skin infection linked to contaminated water in home aquariums is common, according to a new study.
U.S. Website for Health Exchanges Faced Intermittent Shutdowns for Repairs

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department announced late Friday that the site -- a key to the launch of the new health care insurance exchanges -- would be unavailable during "off-peak" hours over the weekend for repairs.
Health Highlights: Oct. 7, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Einstein's Brain More 'Connected' Than Other Folks', Study Reveals

What made Albert Einstein such a genius? A new examination of Einstein's brain has revealed one of the likely reasons for his brilliance.



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