Posted 5:00 PM 2/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Women exposed to elevated levels of ozone air pollution in the first three months of pregnancy may be at increased risk for complications such as preeclampsia and premature birth, a new study suggests.
Mothers with asthma may be most vulnerable (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 2/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Increasing amounts of an antibacterial agent that's widely used in soaps and other consumer products are present in several Minnesota lakes, according to a new study.
The findings are directly linked to growing use of the agent (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 2/1/2013 by By Amy Norton
FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Mild winters where few people catch the flu tend to be followed by serious flu outbreaks the next year, a new study finds, suggesting that global warming could mean harsher flu seasons ahead.
That, at least, is the theory. The (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/31/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- People looking for a date might want to wait for better weather. Flirting is most effective when the sun is shining, according to new research conducted in France.
The study involved an "attractive" 20-year-old man who approached women aged 18 to 25 (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that people who are already ambivalent about climate change often switch their opinions based on which way the wind blows -- literally.
While Republicans and Democrats tended to stick to their guns on whether or not climate change is (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Lead levels in young children in the United States have declined dramatically in recent decades, according to government figures released Friday. But the new report on the environment and children's health also found a rise in asthma among kids.
Posted 5:00 AM 1/24/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- If you need to dispose of unused or expired medications, doing so incorrectly could cause more harm than good.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:
Posted 5:00 PM 1/21/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- The type of jobs people have may increase their risk for developing asthma as an adult, a new British study suggests.
Rebecca Ghosh, of Imperial College London, and her colleagues found one in six cases of the condition was linked to the workplace. They (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/18/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Malaria and typhoid fever -- not the much-feared Ebola virus -- are the biggest health threats for travelers to tropical regions of the world, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 people in Australia, Europe, Israel (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/17/2013 by By Serena Gordon
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Although still rare, the extremely serious disease known as Eastern equine encephalitis may be affecting more people than before.
In a recent review of two epidemics of Eastern equine encephalitis since the mid-2000s, researchers found 15 cases of the (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/16/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- There's some good news and bad news from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on pollutants: Although emissions of toxic air pollutants in the United States continue to decline, total releases of toxic chemicals in the air, water and land are on the (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/15/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Nations whose people consume the most milk and dairy products have a lot of Nobel Prize winners, research shows.
For the study, investigators analyzed 2007 data on milk consumption in 22 countries and found that Sweden had the highest consumption of (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers were exposed to high pollen levels in late pregnancy are at increased risk for asthma at a young age, a new study reports.
Previous research has found that children born during pollen season are at increased risk for allergies. (More)...