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Health News for 01/12/12

January 12, 2012

Health Tip: Better Manage Stress

Learning how to control stress can help you feel better and improve your health.
Health Tip: Help Control Constipation During Pregnancy

Hormonal changes during pregnancy tend to slow digestion and relax bowel muscles, leaving many woman constipated.
Blogging Can Help Calm Anxious Teens: Study

Blogging appears to help teens deal with social problems, according to a new study.
'Exoskeleton' Helps Paralyzed Stand, Take Steps

Veteran ski patrol member Mike Rhode was speeding down a snowy slope at Hunter Mountain in New York state when his ski unexpectedly popped off.
U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program Might Avert 885,000 Cases

A national community-based diabetes prevention program in the United States could prevent or delay 885,000 cases of type 2 diabetes over 25 years, a new federal government study says.
Music May Ease Anxiety, Pain in Prostate Biopsy Patients

Listening to music on headphones can help reduce the pain and anxiety experienced by a man as he undergoes a prostate biopsy, new research suggests.
Little Known About How Autism Affects Teen Drivers: Researchers

Two-thirds of driving-age American teens with a high-functioning autism spectrum disorder are currently driving or plan to drive, and these teens have a number of common characteristics, a new study says.
Children Exposed to HIV Before Birth at Risk for Language Delay

School-age children exposed to HIV before birth are at increased risk for language problems and could benefit from early diagnosis and classroom intervention, according to a new study.
Three Embryos Are Too Many for IVF: Study

The ideal number of embryos to implant during in-vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy can be one or two, but should never be more than three, according to a new study that examined this controversial issue.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Less Common in Sunny States

People who live in sunnier regions of the United States are less likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease, a new study says.
Herbal Medicines for Arthritis Not Backed by Evidence

There is little evidence to support the widespread use of herbal medicines to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a review of these products.
Partner's 'Viral Load' a Major Factor in HIV Transmission: Study

The level of the HIV-1 virus in the blood of an HIV-infected person is the single most important risk factor for sexual transmission of HIV to an uninfected partner, a new study of heterosexual couples has found.
Could Internet Addiction Disrupt Brain's Connections?

A small Chinese study suggests that the brains of teenagers who are seemingly addicted to the Internet have abnormal "white matter," the biological insulation that surrounds the wiring between neurons.
Does Deodorant Ingredient Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

For several years, researchers have studied a possible link between substances called parabens -- widely used as a germ-fighting preservative in cosmetics such as deodorant/antiperspirants -- and breast cancer.
Your Smartphone May Be Stressing You Out

Compulsively checking your smartphone may not actually be that smart, British researchers warn.
DNA Damage From Chemo May Help Spur Leukemia's Return

The chemotherapy used to treat a form of adult leukemia sets a trap that can result in the return of the disease within years, a new study suggests.
Health Highlights: Jan. 12, 2012

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Antidepressants While Pregnant Linked to Slight Risk of Lung Problem in Babies

Women who use antidepressants called selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors such as Prozac and Celexa during pregnancy run a slight risk of having an infant with high blood pressure in the lungs, a new Swedish study finds.



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