Menopause May Cost Women Sick Days

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer the unpleasant and sometimes debilitating symptoms of menopause are more likely to miss days at work, a new Dutch study finds.

Health Tip: Celiac Disease May Trigger These Symptoms

(HealthDay News) -- Celiac disease is caused by an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and many other foods.

Health Tip: Make 'Tummy Time' Fun

(HealthDay News) -- While infants should never sleep on their stomach, tummy time while an infant is awake and being watched is important for baby's development, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

With Spanking, Nature and Nurture Create More Aggression, Study Suggests

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Using spanking as a method of discipline for kids who have a genetic predisposition to aggressive behavior likely makes them even more aggressive, especially boys, new research suggests.

Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later

THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- When parents of very small premature infants are stressed or depressed, their children are more likely to develop behavioral problems by age 3, according to new research.

National Screening Urged to Detect Eye Disease in Blacks

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged black people may benefit from a routine national glaucoma screening program, according to new research.

Deaf People Have More Mental Health Problems, Less Access to Care

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Deaf people are about twice as likely to have mental health problems as people in the general population, according to a new review of evidence.

Half of Stroke Victims Don't Call 911, Research Shows

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of Americans with stroke symptoms call 911, a rate that hasn't changed since the mid-1990s, a new study finds.

As White Rice Intake Rises, So May Your Risk for Diabetes

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat white rice on a regular basis have a significantly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, a new international analysis contends.

Poor Reading Skills Might Be Fatal for Older Folks

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Being unable to read and understand basic health information might have a deadly outcome for older people, new research reveals.

Researcher Uses Genomics to Predict His Odds for Disease

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- One man's example hints at a future where doctors use genomics to spot and treat diseases before the patient actually gets sick.

Depression Tied to Earlier Death in Heart Patients

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with coronary stents, depression was linked to a 1.5 times greater risk of death during a seven-year study period, researchers found.

Psoriasis Patients May Face Higher Heart Risk

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with the painful skin condition psoriasis may be at increased risk for health problems that affect the heart, an expert says.

Genes May Hold the Key to Aging Skin

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Your DNA might help dictate how your skin changes with age, one expert says.

Tooting Your Horn Can Raise Risk for Skin Condition

FRIDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Musicians and their instruments often make beautiful music together, but occasionally the relationship can hit a sour note: Certain parts of musical instruments may put their owners at risk for a skin condition called contact dermatitis, an expert warns.

Health Highlights: March 16, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: