Eyes a Window Into Brain Health: Study
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who have mild vascular disease that damages the eyes' retinas are more likely to have vascular disease in the brain that causes thinking and memory problems, new research indicates.
Health Tip: Bringing Home a Premature Baby
(HealthDay News) -- Caring for a premature baby, born before 37 weeks' gestation, requires extra care and attention.
Health Tip: Keep Crohn's Under Control
(HealthDay News) -- Crohn's disease causes inflammation in portions of the digestive tract, which can trigger diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping.
New Clues to Link Between Fatty Diet, Colon Cancer
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered clues about how a fatty diet increases the risk of colon cancer.
Stressed Parents May Affect Preemie Behavior Later
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- When parents of very small premature infants are stressed or depressed, their children are more likely to develop behavioral problems by age 3, according to new research.
Electronic Diary Helped Obese Adults Stick to Weight-Loss Plan
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- An electronic diary program helped improve overweight and obese adults' adherence to a weight-loss regimen, according to a new study.
Bike Trail in Poorer Neighborhood Boosts Exercise
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Children in a neighborhood with an extra-wide walking/bicycle trail were three times more likely to get vigorous exercise than those in a neighborhood with regular sidewalks, a new study shows.
Many Alcoholics Suffered Childhood Trauma: Study
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- A history of childhood trauma is common among people undergoing treatment for alcoholism and may be a factor in the development of the disorder, a new study indicates.
Giving Birth to Small Babies Linked to Heart Disease in Moms: Study
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Women who deliver full-term infants with low birth weights have nearly double the risk of developing ischemic heart disease, a new study says.
Deeper Voices Win Over Voters, Study Finds
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Politicians may want to keep the pitch of their voice low when asking for votes, because people appear to prefer candidates with deep voices, scientists have found.
Cadmium in Diet May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming the toxic metal cadmium in the foods you eat may raise your risk for breast cancer, a new Swedish study suggests.
Hospital Saved Millions by Keeping Close Eye on Antibiotic Use
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics could save hospitals millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests.
Too Much Exercise Delays Pregnancy in Normal-Weight Women: Study
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is a plus for women trying to become pregnant, but overdoing workouts might make it harder to conceive -- unless you're overweight, researchers report.
Many Women Say No to Breast-Feeding for 6 Months: Survey
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Current recommendations from experts urge new mothers to breast-feed their newborns for the first six months of life. But, a new survey out of Scotland suggests that for many women, this expectation just isn't realistic.
Fetal Exposure to Cellphone Radiation Tied to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Mice
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- In experiments involving mice, fetal exposure to cellphone radiation appeared linked to symptoms in offspring that resemble attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in human children, Yale researchers report.
Could Trans Fats Make You Cranky?
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a diet high in trans fatty acids, an ingredient found in fried foods, baked goods and other prepared meals and snacks, might be associated with negative -- and even aggressive -- behavior, new research suggests.
Health Highlights: March 15, 2012
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
CDC Launches Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- A new anti-smoking campaign using graphic images and smokers' horror stories will be launched next week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.