Posted 10:00 AM 6/18/2013 by By Denise Mann
TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live in smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with autism, a new study suggests.
"The study does not prove that pollution increases risk for autism. It found an association," cautioned lead author Andrea Roberts, a (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 6/17/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Fetal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been linked to low levels of a key developmental hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles, according to an early new study.
The research adds to the list of growing health concerns related to (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/13/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- Can women blame men for menopause?
They may have a case, according to new research that suggests it was men's interest in mating with younger females that gave evolutionary rise to menopause by sidelining older women from reproduction.
Posted 12:00 PM 6/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Taking high doses of iodine and kelp supplements can be hazardous to your health, warns the American Thyroid Association.
Adequate iodine intake is required for normal function of the thyroid, a gland in the neck that produces hormones that control (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 6/11/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Newer, costlier treatment for rheumatoid arthritis appears no better than an older, less-expensive regimen for people who don't respond to the first-line drug methotrexate, a new study suggests.
"Newer isn't always better," said researcher Dr. Ted (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Hurricane season is here, and pregnant women need to take extra precautions to ensure their health and safety during a storm, an expert says.
Pregnant women who are close to their delivery date and those with high-risk pregnancies need to let their (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 6/7/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- You may have heard of "beer goggles" -- a sly way of describing how people seem to become less picky about potential sex partners when they've had a few drinks. Now, a new study suggests something similar happens to men when they're sleepy: They're slightly more (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 6/6/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- It's important to stay as healthy as possible during pregnancy, since your health is directly related to the health of your baby.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these suggestions for moms-to-be:
Posted 7:00 AM 6/5/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- The belt tightening triggered by the recent recession appears to have forced families to make tough choices about care for children with chronic physical or emotion problems, a new study suggests.
The study, which was published (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 6/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors and their partners have an increased long-term risk of anxiety but not depression, researchers have found.
For the new study, investigators analyzed data from 27 publications that reported on a total of 43 comparison studies and found (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/3/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for the perfect mate, a new study suggests you might be on the right track if you turn to the Internet: Married couples who met online were slightly more likely to be happy and stay together than those who ran into each other the old-fashioned (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/30/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Men with high levels of narcissism -- an unrealistically positive self-image coupled with feelings of entitlement -- have an easier time than others attracting a potential mate, new German research says.
"Narcissism is linked to mate appeal in a (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/29/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Parts of the brain thought to support consolidation of emotional memories during sleep are less active in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study.
This deficit in sleep-related emotional processing may (More)