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Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies’ Hearts

Smoking Around Expectant Moms Can Harm Babies’ Hearts

Latest Pregnancy News SUNDAY, March 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fathers-to-be who expose their pregnant partners to secondhand smoke put their babies at risk of heart defects, researchers warn. For the new study, investigators in China reviewed 125 studies that included a total of nearly 9 million prospective parents and more than 137,000 babies with […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Tourette Syndrome

Health Tip: Understanding Tourette Syndrome

(HealthDay News) — Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that usually shows symptoms in childhood. Vocalizations and repetitive involuntary movements called tics often surface among children between the ages of 3 and 9. Latest Neurology News Tics may include blinking, shrugging, jerking, sniffing or grunting. The most disabling tics are motor movements that result in […]

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Managing MS

Managing MS

FRIDAY, March 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Proper treatment can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) contend with their disease, an expert says. Latest Neurology News “Patients get a predisposed feeling that their life is doomed. That it’s going to be a complicated life, which isn’t necessarily so,” said Dr. Cary Twyman, a neurologist at […]

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Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines

Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines

Latest Migraine News SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For people who carry too much weight and suffer from migraines, dropping some pounds might help ease their pain, new research shows. “When people lose weight, the number of days per month with migraine decreases, as does pain severity and headache attack duration,” said lead […]

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testosterone undecanoate (Aveed)

testosterone undecanoate (Aveed)

What is testosterone undecanoate capsule, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Testosterone undecanoate is a long-acting man-made version of testosterone, the natural male sexual hormone. Testosterone is responsible for the normal growth and development of male sex organs and characteristics. It includes growth and development of male organs of penis, testicles, prostate, body […]

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Toddlers May Gain More From Paper Books Than E-Books: Study

Toddlers May Gain More From Paper Books Than E-Books: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to reading to toddlers, apparently there is no substitute for an old-fashioned book. That’s according to new research that found paper books foster better parent-child interactions than electronic books do. This held true even when comparing print […]

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Major Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes

Major Medical Groups Call for Soda Taxes

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, March 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two medical groups have declared war on sodas and energy drinks by calling for taxes on what has become the leading source of sugar in the diets of children and teens. In a new joint policy statement, the American Academy […]

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Sepsis

Sepsis

Sepsis (blood poisoning) facts Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening medical condition that’s associated with an infection. Blood poisoning is a nonmedical term that usually refers to the medical condition known as sepsis. There are three described clinical stages of sepsis. The major diagnostic criteria for sepsis are altered mental status, increased respiratory rate, and low […]

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Mumps Outbreak at Temple University Reaches 74 Cases

Mumps Outbreak at Temple University Reaches 74 Cases

A mumps outbreak that began last month at Temple University in Philadelphia has reached 15 confirmed and 59 probable cases. Latest Infectious Disease News Forty-six cases were identified in the previous eight days, Mark Denys, director of student and employee health services, said last Thursday, CNN reported. The university and local health department are working […]