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1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems

NEW YORK – One out of every seven babies born to U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem, according to the first long-term look at those...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

A decade after first appearing in the United States, synthetic marijuana is seen as a growing health danger. Some marijuana smokers turned to it because it is relatively cheap and not detected in...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain, study says

NEW YORK – If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you’re still better off in the long run. Compared...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

In a novel experiment, doctors got a letter from the medical examiner’s office telling them of their patient’s fatal overdose. The response: They started prescribing fewer opioids. Other doctors,...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy are wrong. That’s dangerous

Are you allergic to penicillin? If so, are you sure about that? It’s surprisingly common for people to wrongly think they have a penicillin allergy - and that misconception can be dangerous for...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

WASHINGTON – What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn’t detect signs of trouble in some...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

Move over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own, a...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Advocates condemn techniques used to keep kids online

CHICAGO – Children’s advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry’s practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens....

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

NEW YORK – Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C. The gamble paid off. Their new organs are...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

How to keep working out on vacation

It’s vacation season, and we all agree we should take a break from work. But that doesn’t mean we should take a break from working out. Working out is a great habit that, once broken, can be hard...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

3D-printed implant restores woman’s collapsed ankle

Sonnin Dahl endured more than a year of pain before she had an ankle bone replaced at Mercy Regional Medical Center, one of a few hospitals in the country offering the procedure. Dahl’s talus, the...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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