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Health News for 09/30/14

September 29, 2014

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests.
Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines

The risks of powerful narcotic painkillers outweigh their benefits for treating chronic headaches, low back pain and fibromyalgia, a new statement from the American Academy of Neurology says.
Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

Doctors need to make sure patients understand the radiation-related risks of heart imaging tests before sending them for such procedures, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says.
Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

Every day, people receive medical implants -- artificial valves, hip replacements, surgical mesh and the like -- that may not have been rigorously tested before or after their approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two new studies contend.
Rat Study Suggests Light at Night Might Hamper Breast Cancer Therapy

A study in rats hints that exposure to dim light at night may make human breast cancer tumors resistant to the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin.
40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

Forty states and the District of Columbia now have a total of 277 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illness that typically targets children, U.S. health officials are reporting.
Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer

Adding the drug Perjeta to a standard medication, Herceptin, may give women with a form of advanced breast cancer a significant boost in survival, a new study finds.
Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggests.
Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

For those visiting a person with advanced Alzheimer's, the moment can be bittersweet -- will the patient even remember or care that the loved one was there?
American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital

Another American doctor exposed to the Ebola virus while working in West Africa was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health in suburban Washington, D.C.
ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder can harm a child's academic performance and social skills as early as the second grade, a new Australian study contends.
Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control

Long-acting contraceptive devices should be the first choice of birth control for teenage girls, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics state.
After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study

Regular daily exercise appears to improve children's attention and multi-tasking skills, according to a new study.
Health Highlights: Sept. 29, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Health Tip: What Causes Hives?

Hives are an allergic skin reaction caused by the body's release of histamine.
Health Tip: Building a Safe Swing Set

If you're assembling a swing set, take steps to make sure it's properly assembled and safe for your child.

 

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