Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study

Tweet Childbirth and Iron Deficiency in Babies By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency, according to a new study. Waiting until about two minutes after birth to clamp the umbilical...
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Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization

Tweet Mouse Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report they have demystified how a sperm and egg couple, with new research in mice indicating that egg cells carry a special receptor that allows sperm to attach to and fertilize eggs. The British study, published online April...
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Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought

Tweet Bacteria in Contact Lens Solution By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds. Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause microbial keratitis....
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Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds

Tweet Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause: Study By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study. “For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their 40s, women’s...
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Your ‘Healthy’ Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

Tweet Your Healthy Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, “one-size-fits-all” is definitely not the rule, a new study finds. A team at the University of Michigan found wide variation in the types of bacteria...
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Key Brain ‘Networks’ May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests

Tweet Key Brain ‘Networks’ May Differ in Autism By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Differences in brain connectivity may help explain the social impairments common in those who have autism spectrum disorders, new research suggests. The small study compared the brains of 25 teens with an autism spectrum disorder to...
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Of Mice and Men: Theater Review

Tweet NEW YORK – There’s a special attachment to great books first encountered in high school that stays with readers throughout their lives, and John Steinbeck‘s tender tragedy, Of Mice and Men, is up there with the most cherished of them. The headline news in this stirring Broadway remount is the stage debut of peripatetic artistic adventurer James Franco, starring opposite the wonderful...
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Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem: Report

Tweet Drowning Deaths Down Overall, But Still a Problem By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April, 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Just in time for summer swimming and boating season comes a grim government report: Drowning deaths are still a problem in the United States, even though overall deaths from drowning are down. “Death rates overall have declined 9...
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FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Tweet FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum. The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a “glucagon-like peptide-1...
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Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health

Tweet Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests. Sleep apnea causes repeated, brief interruptions in breathing during...
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