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  • Oct
    29
    Plastics Chemical May Affect Baby Boys Genital Development
    (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a common plastics' chemical during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in baby boys, a small study hints. Researchers found that baby boys born to moms with greater exposure to a chemical called DiNP tended to have a shorter anogenital distance -- the Read Article »
    Oct
    28
    After Breast Cancer Depression Risk Lingers
    (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive breast cancer face a higher risk of depression that can linger and require antidepressants, a new study finds. Researchers in Copenhagen looked at data on nearly 2 million Danish women between 1998 and 2011, all of whom were initially free of cancer. During t Read Article »
    Oct
    27
    Virus Present at Birth Causes More Than 10 Percent of HearingLoss Cases in Kids
    (HealthDay News) -- More than 10 percent of babies born with an infection called cytomegalovirus will suffer permanent hearing loss, a new study reports. But only one in 10 children with the virus shows symptoms, and screening is not routine, said study lead researcher Dr. Julie Goderis, of Unive Read Article »
    Oct
    27
    More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected Study Reports
    (HealthDay News) -- Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth. The study found that between 2.4 percent and 4.8 percent of childre Read Article »
    Oct
    23
    Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughters Weight Later
    (HealthDay News) -- Daughters of women who developed gestational diabetes while pregnant may be at increased risk for being obese later in childhood, a new study suggests. The research included more than 400 girls in California who were followed from 2005 to 2011, with annual visits to check thei Read Article »
    Oct
    23
    Nearly 1 in 3 US Babies Delivered by CSection Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Cesarean delivery was the most common inpatient surgery in the United States in 2011 and was used in nearly one-third of all deliveries, research shows. The new study found that 1.3 million babies were delivered by cesarean section in 2011. The findings also revealed wide va Read Article »
    Oct
    22
    Health Tip Breastfeeding With Diabetes
    (HealthDay News) -- Diabetic moms, after talking with their doctors, should still try to breast-feed their babies, some experts say. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says potential benefits of breast-feeding, despite maternal diabetes, may includ Read Article »
    Oct
    22
    Fertility Treatments Arent Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
    (HealthDay News) -- The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study. Researchers examined more than 300,000 births in Massachusetts between 2004 and 2008. Of those babies, 11,000 were conceived using ART. Assis Read Article »
    Oct
    22
    Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective Cheaper
    (HealthDay News) -- A crucial part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- the incubation of embryos in a laboratory dish -- can instead take place in a device inside the vagina, new research suggests. Scientists from the United States and Colombia contend that the device, called an INVOc Read Article »
    Oct
    21
    Gene May Help Shield Hispanic Women From Breast Cancer Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- About one-fifth of Hispanic women have a genetic variation that offers significant protection against breast cancer risk, according to a new study. The genetic variant originates from native Americans and reduces breast cancer risk by 40 percent to 80 percent, particularly the Read Article »
    Oct
    21
    Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant
    (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers exposed to high levels of traffic air pollution during pregnancy may be at increased risk for lung damage, according to a new study. Researchers tested the lung function of 620 children in Spain when they were 4 years old. Their mothers' exposure to the tra Read Article »
    Oct
    20
    Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer Study Reports
    (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Herceptin to chemotherapy for certain breast cancer patients increases overall survival and reduces the risk of recurrence compared to chemotherapy alone, new research shows. The study found that adding a year of Herceptin (trastuzumab) to standard chemotherapy Read Article »
    Oct
    20
    Health Tip Trouble Sleeping During Pregnancy
    (HealthDay News) -- While you may sleep soundly during the first trimester of pregnancy, sleep may be more challenging during the later months. The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these reasons why:Needing to urinate more frequently because of increased blood volume and harder-work Read Article »
    Oct
    17
    Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories Study
    (HealthDay News) -- The peak intensity of pain during delivery, not the amount of time in labor, influences women's memories of pain during childbirth, a new study suggests. The study included 320 pregnant women who were asked to rate their pain every 20 minutes during labor. The women were aske Read Article »
    Oct
    16
    Teens Still Sending Naked Pictures Via Cellphone
    (HealthDay News) -- A large number of American teens continue to send and receive sexual images on their cellphones -- a practice dubbed sexting, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed more than 1,100 undergraduate college students about their experiences with sexting in high school. Near Read Article »
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