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Health News for 05/01/11

May 01, 2011

Location of Body Fat May Predict Arterial Stiffness: Study

A new study finds that different patterns of fat distribution in black and white women may predict increased arterial stiffness, which is associated with cardiovascular disease.
Aspirin's Clot-Prevention Ability Blunted by Dietary Fat: Study

Aspirin's ability to prevent potentially deadly blood clots may be hindered by elevated levels of fatty acids in the bloodstream, a new study suggests.
Young Kids' Prescriptions Not Always on the Mark

After reviewing more than 50,000 prescriptions for narcotic-containing drugs given to kids up to age 3, researchers found that about 4 percent were given an overdose.
Religion Doesn't Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Suggests

Although faith in a higher power may bring you great comfort, leading a religious life won't help reduce high blood pressure, a small study suggests.
Extra Sleep in Infants Seems to Signal Growth Spurts

Increased bursts of sleep in infants are linked with growth spurts, new research indicates.
Less-Than-Optimal Sleep May 'Age' the Brain

For middle-aged adults, sleeping less than six or more than eight hours a night is associated with a decline in brain function, British researchers contend.
Autism Tests for Preemies May Be Faulty, Study Suggests

Doctors are erroneously diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in many 18-month-old toddlers who were born extremely premature, a small new study suggests.
More Than Half of Kids in Car Seats Have Unbuckled Themselves, Survey Finds

If you think a properly installed car seat is guaranteed to protect your child, think again: A new study finds that children often unbuckle the seatbelts on their own, putting themselves at risk in a car accident.



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