Want Good Sleep for Baby? Food May Be Key

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If there’s one thing frazzled new parents crave, it’s that their baby sleeps well. Now, research suggests that the odds for good infant slumber rise when solid foods are introduced relatively early. The British findings contradict some long-held guidelines on infant feeding, however, and were met with mixed…

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Doctor Burnout Widespread, Helps Drive Many Medical Errors

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — More than half of American doctors are burned out, a new national survey suggests, and those doctors are more likely to make medical mistakes. The poll asked nearly 6,700 clinic and hospital physicians about medical errors, workplace safety, and symptoms of workplace burnout, fatigue, depression and suicidal thoughts.…

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When Parents Do Time, Kids Pay the Price

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children whose parents spend time in prison are more likely to lead risky lifestyles as young adults, a new study suggests. The findings are important because more than 5 million American children have had a parent in jail or prison, according to the researchers. “The United States has…

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Germs Grow on Medical Implants, But Can They Make You Sick?

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Bacteria and fungi grow on medical implants, such as hip and knee replacements, pacemakers and screws used to fix broken bones, researchers report. In a new study, Danish investigators examined 106 implants of different types and the surrounding tissue in patients. The findings showed that 70 percent of…

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Helping Your Child Adjust to College

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — College is a unique stage in a young person’s development. But newfound independence coupled with the pressures of classwork and the need to fit in can make this a very emotional time. Tips from The Jed Foundation can help you help your child get through this transition. Though…

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Young Pitchers Should Keep Pitch Counts in Check

SUNDAY, July 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Young pitchers should heed pitch count guidelines if they want their elbows to stay healthy, new research suggests. The Japanese study included 149 pitchers, aged 7 to 11, with no prior elbow pain who were assessed at the start and end of a baseball season. At the end…

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A-C-T to Prevent Hot Car Tragedies

SATURDAY, July 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Every nine days, a child dies in a hot car in the United States, but a safety expert says such tragedies can easily be prevented. “Three letters can help drivers remember to take proper safety precautions with children when traveling in the car: A, C, T,” said Susan…

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Experimental HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An experimental HIV vaccine was safe and triggered strong immune responses in healthy adults and in monkeys, researchers report. They say it also protected two-thirds of monkeys against an HIV-like virus. Though results of animal studies are not always the same in humans, researchers are encouraged by this…

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Low-Impact Yoga, Pilates Brings Big Health Benefits at All Ages

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Yoga and Pilates are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, medical experts say. These low-impact workouts don’t require special equipment and, after initial training, can be done at home to improve physical and mental health. “Both use your own body weight and can be tailored…

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The Hidden Danger of Your Wire-Bristle Grill Cleaner

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you use a wire-bristle grill brush to clean your grill, beware. Bristles can break off and stick to the grill and cooked food, posing a serious health risk, according to the American Medical Association (AMA). “When ingested, wire bristles have been known to cause injury and in…

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FDA Drops Zika Testing for Blood Donors

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Individual blood donations will no longer need to be tested for the Zika virus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. “When Zika virus first emerged, the unknown course of the epidemic and the observed severe effects from the disease indicated that individual donor testing was needed…

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It's Men, Not Careers, That Drive Women to Freeze Their Eggs

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women who choose to have their eggs frozen aren’t necessarily putting off having children because they’re laser-focused on their careers, new research suggests. It’s more likely that a lack of a stable, fulfilling relationship is what’s behind those decisions, the Yale study authors found. The study of 150…

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