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Health News for 01/26/15

January 26, 2015

Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds

Siblings who share a diagnosis of autism often don't share the same autism-linked genes, according to a new study.
Natpara Approved for Hormone Disorder Causing Low Blood Calcium

Natpara (parathyroid hormone) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to control low blood calcium among people with hypoparathyroidism.
New Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Approved

The Bexsero vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent the "serogroup B" form of bacterial meningitis among people aged 10 through 25.
Childhood Neglect May Affect Brain Development, Study Says

Childhood neglect is associated with changes in the brain's white matter, a small study shows.
Could Premature Birth Affect Adult Relationships, Self-Esteem?

Young adults who were born prematurely are less likely than their peers to have intimate relationships, and may see themselves as somewhat less attractive, a new study suggests.
How to Stay Safe When Riding Out a Blizzard

As a potentially record-breaking blizzard pummels the U.S. Northeast, there are steps residents should take to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, doctors say.
Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study

Using morphine at home to treat pain in children after tonsil and/or adenoid removal may cause life-threatening respiratory problems, according to a new study.
Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

Parents might order fewer calories for their children if menus included calorie counts or information on how much walking would be required to burn off the calories in foods, a new study suggests.
Reducing Work-Family Conflict May Improve Sleep

Employees enrolled in a program to reduce work-family conflicts reported improved sleep, a new study says.
Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds

Children with certain behavior problems are more likely to have sex at an early age, a new study reveals.
Health Tip: Getting a Good Day's Sleep

When you work the night shift, it may be difficult to fall asleep during the daylight hours.
Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis

Managing shoulder arthritis is easier if your doctor diagnoses the condition correctly and early.
Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

Marijuana shouldn't be legalized because of the potential harm it can cause children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

 

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