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Apr152014

More Pregnant Women Prescribed Opioid Pain Pills

by Lori Wiviott Tishler, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

The number of pregnant women in the United States being prescribed narcotic pain medicines has grown, says a new study. This is happening even though the risks to a developing fetus are unknown. Researchers looked at the...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Pregnancy, Medications

Apr142014

Study: Fussy Kids May Watch More TV

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Kids who are "fussy" as babies may end up watching more TV as parents try to soothe them, a new study suggests. The new research looked at data on nearly 7,500 children from a larger study of child development. When...read more

Categories: Children's Health

Apr112014

Report Questions Need for Flu-Fighting Drugs

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

A new report questions the practice of governments stockpiling drugs to prepare for wide-scale flu outbreaks. The nonprofit Cochrane Collaboration released the report. Cochrane assembled a group of flu experts. They reviewed...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Medications, Infectious Diseases

Apr102014

Bulimia Causes Widespread Dental Problems

by Nancy Volkers
InteliHealth News Service

INTELIHEALTH - Nearly all women with bulimia have dental problems, and most do not talk about their condition with a dentist, a study has found. Researchers from Northwestern University surveyed about 200 adult women with...read more

Categories: Dental / Oral Health

Apr102014

High-Fat Diets Linked with Breast Cancer

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Diets high in saturated fat may increase the chance of developing 3 common types of breast cancer, a new study says. The study included more than 337,000 women who answered questions about diet. In the next 11½ years, about...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Breast Cancer

Apr092014

Aspirin Recommended to Prevent Preeclampsia

by Reena L. Pande, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

A daily low-dose aspirin may help prevent preeclampsia in women at high risk of this dangerous pregnancy problem, an expert group says. The new advice comes from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This independent group...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Pregnancy, Medications

Apr082014

Milk May Help Protect Women with Arthritis

by Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Women who drink more milk may be able to fend off severe osteoarthritis longer, a new study suggests. The study included 1,260 women and almost 900 men with knee arthritis. They answered questions about what they ate....read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Arthritis

Apr072014

Study: Classes Improve Care of Kids' Colds

by Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., M.H.C.M.
Harvard Medical School

An education program for parents can reduce incorrect use of medicines and emergency room visits for colds, a new study found. The study included 154 families enrolled in Early Head Start. This is a government program for...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Prevention, Medications

Apr042014

Diet, Exercise Cut Death Rates in Pre-diabetes

by Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

People with blood sugar just below diabetes levels may live longer with diet and exercise, a new study has found. The study included 438 people who were randomly assigned to a program of diet and exercise and 138 who did not...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Diet & Fitness, Diabetes

Apr032014

Early Fitness May Help Keep Brain Agile

by Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Physically fit young adults may have more nimble brains later on, a new study suggests. The study included 2,700 men and women. They were 18 to 30 years old when the study began. They were given treadmill tests that involved...read more

Categories: Men's Health, Women's Health, Mental Health, Fitness

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