Posted 9:29 AM 4/23/2013 by Michael Handler;KSBY News
A new study shows many parents are giving their young kids medicines they shouldn't.
According to a University of Michigan Poll, 40% of parents have given children under the age of four over the counter cough and cold medications. 25% of parents that participated said they gave their children (More)
Posted 11:09 AM 4/19/2013 by NBC News
Mammogram rates among younger women have not declined despite recent recommendations against annual screenings.
Three years ago, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force advised against yearly mammograms for women in their 40's because there was a lower cancer risk and a high number of false (More)
Posted 11:05 AM 4/19/2013 by NBC News
Specializing in one sport starting at a young age significantly increases the risk for overuse injuries.
For three years, researchers at Loyola University followed 1,200 young athletes between the ages of eight and 18.
They found those who spent more hours than their age playing one (More)
Posted 10:44 AM 4/18/2013 by NBC News
A study of more than one-million women identifies pregnancy-related conditions that increase the risk for diabetes.
Researchers in Canada looked at the medical records of more than one-million pregnant women. They noted which women developed high blood pressure during pregnancy, or gestational (More)
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Posted 10:40 AM 4/18/2013 by NBC News
Experts with the Infectious Disease Society of America say we're not developing new antibiotics fast enough.
There are currently seven antibiotics in development that would fight multidrug-resistant bacteria, but they are not guaranteed to be approved by the FDA or be effective against the (More)
Posted 10:35 AM 4/18/2013 by NBC News
New research suggests your diet can determine how long and how well you live in older age.
A study of British adults found eating a so-called Western diet, with lots of fried, fatty and sugary foods, raised the risk of premature cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular death.
Those who did (More)
Posted 9:19 AM 4/18/2013 by Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials are seeing more food poisonings caused by a bacteria commonly linked to raw milk and poultry.A study released Thursday said campylobacter cases grew by 14 percent over the last five years.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (More)
Posted 10:16 AM 4/17/2013 by NBC News
A new report reveals U.S. infant mortality rates are on the decline.
Data from the National Center for Health Statistics show a 12% drop in infant deaths from 2005 to 2011.
Mortality rates fell for four of the leading causes of death during this period, while deaths due to unintentional injuries stayed the same.
Infant deaths declined most rapidly among African American women, while Hispanic women had the least dramatic drop.
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Posted 10:14 AM 4/17/2013 by NBC News
Children who have migraines likely had colic as an infant.
Researchers in Paris studied hundreds of children who had experienced a migraine and compared them to healthy children.
They found more than two-thirds of migraine patients had colic, compared to a quarter of children without the headaches.
More studies are planned to examine the link.
Posted 10:13 AM 4/17/2013 by NBC News
Hospitals make more money when they make mistakes, according to a new analysis.
Researchers looked at the records of more than 30,000 surgical patients, of which nearly 2,000 had a complication that could have been prevented, like a blood clot or infection.
Patients who experienced a (More)