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  • Oct
    1
    Healthy Lifestyle Before Pregnancy May Cut Gestational Diabetes Risk
    (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 14,000 American women. They found that the strongest risk factor for diabetes during pregnancy ("gestational diab Read Article »
    Sep
    30
    Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived either less than one year or more than five years after the birth of a sibling could be at increased risk for autism, a new study suggests. However, both the study's lead author and an outside expert agree that the research can't prove that birth spacing has Read Article »
    Sep
    30
    Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors
    (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests. The finding didn't speak to the risk of colon cancer recurrence, only the potential for developing other Read Article »
    Sep
    30
    Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients Study Says
    (HealthDay News) -- Herceptin is the best drug treatment for a type of breast cancer called HER2-positive and should remain the standard of care for that type of tumor, according to new findings from a long-term clinical trial. HER2-positive breast cancers tend to be more aggressive than other ty Read Article »
    Sep
    30
    Recessions May Thwart a Womans Motherhood Plans Forever Study
    (HealthDay News) -- When unemployment rates climb, women tend to put the brakes on motherhood. And for many young women, that decision may turn out to be a permanent choice, new research suggests. Women in their early 20s appear most likely to choose not to have a child during tough economic time Read Article »
    Sep
    30
    Health Tip Curbing Nighttime Nursing
    (HealthDay News) -- Older babies may be able to sleep through the night, but may still wake up to nurse. The University of Michigan Health System suggests how to curb baby's nighttime nursing:Offer more frequent feedings throughout the day.Encourage baby to fall asleep without being nursed, such Read Article »
    Sep
    29
    Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy
    (HealthDay News) -- A study in rats hints that exposure to dim light at night may make human breast cancer tumors resistant to the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin. However, giving the rats a melatonin supplement prevented this light-linked resistance to doxorubicin, the most widely used cancer chem Read Article »
    Sep
    29
    Pediatricians Endorse IUDs Implants for Teen Birth Control
    (HealthDay News) -- Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state. Although most U.S. teens opt for condoms or birth control pills, two other forms of contraception -- intrauterine Read Article »
    Sep
    29
    Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer
    (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Perjeta to a standard medication, Herceptin, may give women with a form of advanced breast cancer a significant boost in survival, a new study finds. The finding is limited to patients with tumors called HER2-positive that have spread (metastasized). And exper Read Article »
    Sep
    26
    BreastFeeding May Cut Risk for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Black Women
    (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers who don't breast-feed may be at higher risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 3,700 black breast cancer patients. About one-third of them had estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer -- a tumor su Read Article »
    Sep
    26
    BetterInformed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- The more they know about prenatal genetic testing, the less likely pregnant women are to have the tests, a new study finds. "Our findings show that prenatal testing is not appropriate for everyone, and that all women need information that is readily understood and unbiased to Read Article »
    Sep
    25
    Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short CDC
    (HealthDay News) -- To protect newborns from whooping cough, U.S. health officials advise all women to get vaccinated against the infection during pregnancy. But researchers report that too few do. This Michigan-based study of women covered by Medicaid -- the publicly funded insurance program for Read Article »
    Sep
    25
    Increasing Skirt Sizes May Hike Your Breast Cancer Risk Study
    (HealthDay News) -- If you want to minimize your chances of developing breast cancer, staying the same skirt size over the years might help, a new study suggests. "Our study has shown that an increase of one size every 10 years between 25 and postmenopausal age [over 60] is associated with an inc Read Article »
    Sep
    24
    US Still Lags in Infant Mortality Rates Report Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- More babies are dying before they turn 1-year-old in the United States than in most of Europe and several other developed countries, a new U.S. government report says. A greater proportion of premature births and deaths of full-term babies are driving the higher rate, which pu Read Article »
    Sep
    24
    Varicose Vein Treatments All Work but Arent Quite Equal
    (HealthDay News) -- Three common treatments for painful varicose veins all ease symptoms, though there may be small differences in quality of life months later. That's the conclusion of a clinical trial that compared the three treatments -- surgery, laser ablation therapy and injections of a chem Read Article »
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