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Here’s One Accessory You Should Not Buy for Your Baby’s Crib

November 25, 2015

Infant deaths linked to crib bumpers have spiked in recent years in the United States.

Arsenic Exposure in Womb Linked to Respiratory Risks in Babies

November 23, 2015

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Babies exposed to high levels of arsenic in the womb are at increased risk for infections and respiratory symptoms in their first year of life, a new study suggests.
Researchers measured levels of arsenic in 412 pregnant women in New Hampshire whose homes had private wells. For a year […]

Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids

November 19, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug shows promise as a treatment for a common and potentially serious illness known as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
Currently, there is no treatment or vaccine for RSV, which can be deadly for infants and the elderly. Kids are nine times more likely to […]

Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children’s Wheezing Episodes

November 17, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Quickly clobbering a cold with a certain antibiotic might help kids who are prone to severe respiratory tract infections, a new study suggests.
Doctors generally are advised not to prescribe antibiotics for routine viruses like the common cold. But for especially vulnerable children, one antibiotic in […]

Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke Risk

November 8, 2015

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Seemingly healthy adults who exhale high levels of carbon monoxide may be at increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests.
Carbon monoxide is produced naturally by the body. According to the researchers, prior studies have linked high exhaled levels of carbon monoxide to an increased risk of […]

Vaccine for Deadly Respiratory Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial

November 4, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Another research team is reporting progress toward developing a vaccine to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common lung infection that can cause deadly complications in infants and the elderly.
Scientists think a proven vaccine could still be years away. But the new findings add to […]

Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk

November 3, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Whooping cough may be tied to a slightly increased risk for a young child to develop epilepsy, a new study finds.
Whooping cough (pertussis) is relatively rare in the United States, however. And the absolute risk to any one child of getting epilepsy remains “low,” said Dr. Meghan […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study

November 3, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Rheumatoid arthritis may raise the risk of early death by as much as 40 percent, with heart and respiratory problems the most common contributors to a shortened life span, a new study suggests.
And among those who died of respiratory causes, one of the main causes of death was […]

VW Emissions Scandal May Cost 60 U.S. Lives, Study Claims

October 29, 2015

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The Volkswagen emissions scandal will directly cause 60 premature deaths in the United States and hundreds of millions of dollars in health care expenses and other costs, U.S. researchers claim.
The German automaker has admitted to using software to evade emissions standards in more than 482,000 diesel vehicles in […]

Death Rates From Major Illnesses Fall in U.S.

October 27, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer Americans are dying from heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and injuries, a new study reveals.
American Cancer Society researchers analyzed age-standardized rates of death for six leading diseases and conditions over nearly five decades and found significant progress overall.
However, deaths from chronic obstructive […]


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