Health Tip: Choose Low-Sodium Foods
(HealthDay News) -- Cutting back on sodium can help lower blood
pressure and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Health Tip: Protecting Babies From Whooping Cough
(HealthDay News) -- Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is
a bacterial infection that is highly contagious and can be
extremely dangerous for babies.
Cohabiting Same-Sex Couples Report Worse Health Than Married Heterosexuals
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Same-sex couples who live
together report having worse health than heterosexual married
couples, a new study finds.
U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- In 2010, teen births
occurred at higher rates in rural counties than in suburban
counties and major urban areas of the United States, new research
Dog Study Raises Prospect of Biological Pacemaker for Humans
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- If your heart doesn't
beat correctly, you can get an electronic pacemaker and live
happily ever after -- or at least until it wears out and you need
Brain Connections Differ in Children With Autism
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study has
identified a distinct and unique pattern in the way brains of
children with autism process information.
H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Tied to Sleep Disorder in British Children
TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A British study finds that
children and teens who were vaccinated during the 2009 swine flu
outbreak are at increased risk for narcolepsy, a disorder that
causes people to fall asleep during the day.
Depressed Patients May Gain From Self-Help Books, Websites
TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Self-help books and
websites can benefit people with severe depression and should be
included as part of the first line of treatment, a new study
Niacin-Statin Combo May Cause Side Effects for Heart Patients
TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Combining the vitamin
niacin with a cholesterol-lowering statin drug appears to raise
side effects in heart patients, a new study indicates.
Most New Mothers Skip Sex for at Least 6 Weeks After Childbirth
TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Most first-time mothers
wait more than six weeks after childbirth before having sex again,
a new study finds.
Health Highlights: Feb. 27, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
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