Health Tip: Teens, Take Action to Become Healthier
(HealthDay News) -- As they age, many teens gain more control
over their school activities and social lives.
Health Tip: Employing Art Therapy
(HealthDay News) -- Art therapy uses creative means to help
express emotions and deal with mental and physical challenges.
Black Children, Teens More Likely to Return to Hospital for Asthma: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Financial and social
hardships are the major reasons black children and teens are twice
as likely as whites to be readmitted to the hospital for asthma, a
new study suggests.
Babies Born to Moms Over 35 May Have Lower Risk for Certain Birth Defects
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their late 30s
or 40s are often told that the odds of delivering a baby with a
birth defect rises with age.
Epidural May Beat Patient-Controlled Painkiller for Childbirth, Study Finds
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Epidurals are better
pain relievers during labor than patient-controlled doses of a
fast-acting painkiller called remifentanil, new research
Different Bacteria Levels Seen in Women Who Give Preterm Birth: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria in the female
reproductive tract during the late second and early third trimester
of pregnancy are different in women who will ultimately give birth
prematurely than in women with full-term deliveries, new research
U.S. Teens Eat Too Much Salt, Hiking Obesity Risk: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American teens are
taking in as much dietary salt as adults, far exceeding guidelines
on healthy limits for daily consumption, new research warns.
Many Parents of Obese Children Underestimate Their Weight
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Half the parents of
overweight or obese children don't think their kids have a weight
problem, a new analysis reveals.
HPV Shot Doesn't Encourage Sexual Activity in Young Girls: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds no
evidence that getting the cervical cancer vaccine will encourage
young girls to engage in sexual activity or give them a false sense
of security about sex.
Gay Teen Boys More Likely to Use Muscle-Building Steroids: Survey
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gay and bisexual teen
boys in the United States are much more likely to have used
muscle-building steroids -- and to have used them heavily -- than
their heterosexual counterparts, a new study suggests.
Study Ties Home Births to Higher Infant Death Rates
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of pregnant
women who elect to deliver their baby at home is increasing, but
home delivery can lead to problems, researchers say.
FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy
SUNDAY, Feb. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spurred by a recent
report that popular testosterone treatments might raise men's heart
risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it now plans a
review of the therapies' safety.
Health Highlights: Feb. 3, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1973: Report
MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. abortion rate
in 2011 was the lowest it has been since 1973, and advances in
contraception methods might be part of the reason why, a new report