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Health News for 03/27/15

March 27, 2015

Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones

Drinking plenty of water will lower your risk of kidney stones, researchers report.
Expert Offers Tips to Help Babies With Stuffy Noses

Stuffy noses are common among babies, but many parents aren't sure how to help, an expert says.
Avoid Medication Overdoses in Children

Medications for children -- even those you can buy over-the-counter -- can be dangerous if a child is given too much, one expert says.
Kidney Dialysis Increasing for Pregnant Women

Researchers report that more pregnant women are developing kidney failure, an apparent product of the growing prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the United States.
E-Cigarettes May Pose a Risk in Pregnancy and to Children

Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents, suggests a new review of nicotine's effects.
Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests.
Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows

New statistics suggest that kidney patients on dialysis are surviving longer.
Health Highlights: March 27, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Free School Breakfasts Appear to Boost Kids' Grades

Free school breakfasts may help low-income students do better in the classroom, a new study suggests.
Could a Diet Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?

Scientists say they've developed an anti-Alzheimer's diet.
Health Tip: Monitoring Your Weight

Even if you've successfully lost weight, a few slip-ups here and there may put you on a road back to weight gain.
Health Tip: Turning Kids on to a Healthy Lifestyle

You want your kids to embrace healthier eating, but they may fight you if you push too hard.
Terminally Ill Can Do Without Statins, Study Finds

Halting the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in terminally ill patients may improve their quality of life, a new study indicates.
Kidneys From Dead Older Donors May Help Seniors, Study Finds

Older people who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, a new study shows.
Hope to Live to 100? Check Your Genes

Healthy eating and exercise might help most people live to a respectable old age, but making it to 95 or 100 might require help from your DNA, a new study finds.
CDC Launches New Round of Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads

U.S. health officials on Thursday released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco.

 

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