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  • Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women

    Posted: 05/29/2016

    Whooping Cough Shot Safe for Pregnant Women MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The whooping cough vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study indicates. The researchers also found the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, which protects against whooping cough, is critical for the health of newborns that are particularly vulnerable to the illness. "Our study adds to the growing body of evidence that the Tdap vaccine is safe for pregnant women and their unborn children," said. B...

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes

    Posted: 05/29/2016

    Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Treat Type 2 Diabetes TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes. That's the message of a joint statement endorsed by 45 international professional organizations. It appears in the June issue of the journal Diabetes Care . "Given the rapid developments in the field, it is important to focus on this ...

  • What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep

    Posted: 05/29/2016

    What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Common techniques for helping babies -- and parents -- sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds. The study tested two methods: "graduated extinction" (also known as "controlled crying") and "bedtime fading." The former strategy is aimed at letting babies "self-soothe" on their own, without immediate parental intervention. The latter method extends a baby's bedtime, to help sleep come more quickly. ...

  • What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese, Young Adults

    Posted: 05/29/2016

    What Doctors Aren't Telling Obese, Young Adults WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese young adults in the United States don't know they're at increased risk for kidney disease, researchers report. "Even though chronic kidney disease typically manifests in older people, the disease can start much earlier but often is not recognized early on," said study leader Dr. Michal Melamed, an associate professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York City. Melamed's team a...

  • Why Heavy Drinking Seems to Boost Desire to Smoke More

    Posted: 05/25/2016

    Why Heavy Drinking Seems to Boost Desire to Smoke More WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The reason alcoholics struggle to stop smoking may be because their heavy drinking speeds up how quickly their body breaks down nicotine, a new study suggests. "Our study showed that chronic heavy alcohol consumption may lead to an increase in the rate of nicotine metabolism, which could be one contributing factor to the poor smoking cessation rates in smokers addicted to alcohol," said senior study author...

  • Why Pleasant Mealtimes Could Be Key to Alzheimer's Care

    Posted: 05/24/2016

    Why Pleasant Mealtimes Could Be Key to Alzheimer's Care TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Making meals more enjoyable for people with dementia might reduce their risk of malnutrition and dehydration, researchers report. Family-style meals and music, in particular, showed promise for improving eating and drinking habits, British researchers found. "It is probably not just what people with dementia eat and drink that is important for their nutritional well-being and quality of life -- but a holist...

  • When New Moms Work Longer Hours, Breast-Feeding Takes a Back Seat

    Posted: 05/24/2016

    When New Moms Work Longer Hours, Breast-Feeding Takes a Back Seat MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding. Now, a new study has concluded that the more hours a new mom works, the tougher it is for her to continue breast-feeding. Mothers working 19 or fewer hours a week were much more likely to maintain breast-feeding through their babies' sixth month o...

  • Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High Blood Pressure

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High Blood Pressure MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant blood pressure monitoring could help doctors spot black people with "masked," or undetected, high blood pressure, a new study suggests. "Masked" high blood pressure can be difficult to diagnose. People with masked high blood pressure may have normal blood pressure in their doctor's office, but then intermittently develop high blood pressure at other times. Wearing a blood pressure-monitoring device...

  • What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time

    Posted: 05/23/2016

    What Works -- And Doesn't -- to Manage Your Tot's Screen Time FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As any parent of a preschooler knows, media management can be a minefield of do's, don'ts -- and tantrums. Tablets and other electronic gizmos can provide a child with learning and entertainment, but what works when it's time to sign off? A new study into the issue holds some surprises, including the fact that giving a preschooler a "two minute" warning for media downtime may backfire. Even though the ...

  • Why Texting While Driving Can Be So Hazardous

    Posted: 05/19/2016

    Why Texting While Driving Can Be So Hazardous THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Texting while driving is riskier than driving while upset or mentally distracted, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute said that drivers have a sixth sense that offsets absent-minded or emotional driving. But this extra sense doesn't kick in among drivers who are texting because their eye-hand coordination loop is broken, the researchers expl...