Health Tip: My Infant Has a Cold
(HealthDay News) -- While most cases of the common cold in young children are harmless, there are certain warning signs that should prompt a call to the pediatrician.
Health Tip: Pregnancy Requires More Iron
(HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women need to produce more red blood cells (to share with the fetus) than when they aren't pregnant. To make this extra blood, pregnant women need to get more iron. Otherwise, they're at risk of iron-deficiency anemia.
Too Much Weight Gain in Pregnancy Linked to Chubby Babies
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Women who gain an excessive amount of weight during pregnancy tend to have chubbier babies, a possible risk factor for childhood obesity, new research suggests.
Depressed People Find It Hard to Stop Reliving Bad Times
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that depressed people suffer from an inability to rid themselves of negative thoughts because they can't turn their attention to other things.
For Gay Men, Serious Relationships Still Harbor Risks for HIV
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Being in a serious relationship is not enough to protect young gay men from infection with HIV, new research suggests.
Sleep Might Help You Solve Problems Better
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Got a big decision to make and thinking about sleeping on it?
Right Side of Heart Linked to Lung Diseases, Study Finds
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormalities identified on the right side of a person's heart could signal conditions involving both the heart and lungs, according to new research.
Childhood Cancer Survivors at Greater Risk for Tumors as Adults
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Children who survive cancer are more likely to develop another tumor later in life, a new study of nearly 18,000 cancer survivors found.
Is Social Networking Changing the Face of Medicine?
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- The reaction to the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations that women in their 40s did not need routine mammograms was swift and furious. Using email, social networking sites and electronic bulletin boards, breast cancer survivors vented their outrage.
Joint Replacement Risks Rise at Less Experienced Hospitals
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- People who have hip or knee replacement surgery at hospitals that do relatively few surgeries are at greater risk for serious complications after the procedure, new research reveals.
Chronic Pot Smoking Affects Brain Chemistry, Scans Show
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Imaging scans show that chronic daily use of marijuana can have a detrimental effect on the brain, according to a new report.
Age Alone May Not Cause Testosterone to Fall
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone levels don't necessarily drop with age, but it's more likely among older men with declining general health, a new study suggests.
Study Ranks Mental Health as Young People's Top Health Problem
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health problems are the leading cause of disability among children, teens and young adults worldwide, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: June 7, 2011
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Cancer Patients Struggle as Drug Costs Soar: Study
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Increasing out-of-pocket expenses forces many cancer patients in the United States to forgo drugs and doctor appointments and to cut back on food and other necessities, a new study reveals.
In U.S., Salmonella Is on the Rise While E. Coli Retreats
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- As a deadly new strain of E. coli in Europe makes headlines, U.S. health officials announced Tuesday that salmonella, not E. coli, remains the biggest foodborne health threat to Americans.
Women Exposed to Combat Trauma as Resilient as Men: Study
TUESDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Male and female military personnel exposed to combat zone trauma tend to experience similar mental health problems and recover at the same rate, a new study reveals.