Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests

November 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Weekdays may be the safest time to have a baby, at least in British hospitals, a new study finds.
Compared to babies born during the week, babies born on weekends are slightly more likely to die in the first week, and their mothers are more likely to develop […]

Private Rooms May Save Money By Cutting Hospital Infection Rates

November 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patients in private hospital rooms are less likely to develop infections, which saves hospitals money in the long run, a new study reveals.
The findings show that the costs of building private hospital rooms are more than offset by the health care savings of preventing hospital-acquired infections, according to […]

First Year of Life Poses Highest Risk for Child Abuse: Study

November 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk of serious physical abuse is highest among infants under the age of 1, a new study shows.
Researchers looked at nearly 15,000 children younger than 16 who were treated for severe injuries at hospitals in England and Wales between 2004 and 2013. Of those injuries, 92 percent […]

Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds

November 24, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with the skin condition eczema often have trouble sleeping. Now, a new study suggests that over-the-counter melatonin might boost their shuteye.
Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is characterized by an itchy, red rash. It affects as many as 30 percent of all kids, more […]

More Could Benefit from HIV Prevention Pill Truvada

November 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Too few Americans who are at risk for HIV infection are taking Truvada — a daily pill that could protect them against the virus that causes AIDS, federal health officials report.
Health care providers must help boost patient awareness and use of the drug, health experts stressed.
About 25 percent […]

Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: Study

November 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were born with heart defects are at increased risk for stroke, a new study finds.
“We knew there was a connection between heart failure and stroke in patients with heart defects, but we were surprised to discover it was the strongest predictor,” said senior study author Dr. […]

Women Starting to Match Men’s Drinking Habits, Study Finds

November 24, 2015

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — American women are catching up to men when it comes to using and abusing alcohol, a new government report shows.
The researchers analyzed data from 2002 to 2012 and found that reported alcohol consumption in the previous 30 days rose among women, from almost 45 percent to […]

More Cervical Cancers Caught Early Among Young Women Since Obamacare

November 24, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More cervical cancers have been caught early among young U.S. women since a key provision of the Affordable Care Act went into effect, a new study finds.
The rule, which took hold in September 2010, ensures that adults aged 19 to 25 have the option of […]

Ban Crib Bumpers Because of Rising Deaths, Researchers Say

November 24, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Infant deaths linked to crib bumpers have spiked in recent years in the United States, leading researchers to urge a ban on the padded bedding accessories.
Bumper-related crib deaths tripled from 2006 to 2012, compared with other seven-year stretches over the last quarter century, the study […]

Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Denied to Almost Half of Medicaid Patients: Study

November 24, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of Medicaid patients with chronic hepatitis C have been denied cutting-edge medications that would most likely cure their condition, due to tight controls that states have placed on coverage of the pricey drugs, a new study shows.
About 46 percent of Medicaid patients in […]



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