March 02, 2012
Parents' Wishes Sway Docs' Choices on Preterm
When making decisions or
counseling families on how to manage very premature deliveries,
obstetricians are strongly influenced by parents' wishes,
especially when the parents want everything done to save their
baby's life, a new study finds.
Cold Air May Raise Heart-Attack Risk During
Breathing cold air during
certain physical activities, such as shoveling snow, increases the
body's demand for oxygen, which may put people with heart disease
at greater risk for cardiac arrest or death, a new study finds.
Timing of Preemie Birth May Be Key to Kids' Health
Preemies face a relatively
unhealthy childhood when compared with full-term babies, and new
British research suggests that the degree to which a child's health
is compromised seems to depend on exactly how premature the child
Smoking Linked to Higher Rate of Psoriasis:
Smokers are at higher risk
of developing the autoimmune skin condition psoriasis than
nonsmokers, a new study finds, possibly because smoking pushes the
body's immune system into overdrive, one expert suggests.