Posted 3:00 PM 12/20/2012 by By Carina Storrs
THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are overweight or obese should gain less weight during pregnancy than moms-to-be of normal weight, according to new recommendations by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The guidelines, which are based on a woman's (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/19/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Current -- and in some cases, rising -- levels of marijuana use by 8th, 10th and 12th graders are cause for concern, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.
Moreover, the misperception that marijuana is harmless continues to grow among teens, according (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 12/17/2012 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- When you're pregnant, it's important to be careful about taking any medications, even over-the-counter drugs.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these guidelines for pregnant women:
Posted 12:00 PM 12/14/2012 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Too few overweight and obese pregnant women receive appropriate advice about healthy weight gain or appropriate exercise, a small new study finds.
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy is particularly concerning for overweight and obese women because (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/13/2012 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to enter the debate about gay marriage, a new study suggests that being in a legally recognized relationship of any kind may reduce feelings of nervousness, hopelessness and depression.
"We have established that there (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/12/2012 by By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers went into pregnancy overweight may have slightly lower scores on certain tests of verbal and numbers skills, a new study says.
The findings, reported online Dec. 10 in the journal Pediatrics, do (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 12/11/2012 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke -- during their mother's pregnancy or later in the home -- greatly increases children's risk of invasive meningococcal disease, according to a new evidence review.
Invasive meningococcal disease is (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 12/10/2012 by By Carina Storrs
MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who experience dating violence could be more likely to get involved in violent relationships and have health problems as young adults, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed surveys of nearly 6,000 teens across the United States that were (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 12/6/2012 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who found the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in the livers of fetuses say it shows that there is considerable exposure to the chemical during pregnancy.
They also found evidence that fetuses are less able to eliminate the chemical from the body (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 12/5/2012 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of couples treated for infertility found a significantly higher death rate among couples who remained childless and lower odds of psychiatric illness among those who adopt.
Researchers in Denmark found death rates were two to four times (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 12/4/2012 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A national survey finds that American college students believe that 25 is the right age to get married, but most of their parents believe that's a bit too young.
"The assumption has been that the younger generation wants to delay marriage and parents are (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 11/27/2012 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Single-child mothers who develop preeclampsia during their pregnancy are more likely to die from heart disease later in life than mothers with multiple children who developed the blood pressure condition during their first pregnancy, a large, new study (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 11/26/2012 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to air pollution from traffic and other sources while in the womb and during their first year may be at an increased risk for autism, a new study suggests.
Infants exposed to the highest levels of air pollution were three times more (More)