Posted 7:00 AM 2/9/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Bathing a baby and caring for the newborn's skin can intimidate new parents, an expert says.
Newborns are small, vulnerable and slippery when wet, and finding products marketed for their delicate skin can be a challenge, too, said Dr. Dawn Davis, a (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/8/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Attention problems might be seen in 6-month-old infants who are later diagnosed with autism, a new study says.
Yale School of Medicine researchers found that these infants paid less attention to people's overtures and activities than infants who did not (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 2/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- While more black mothers are breast-feeding their babies, they're still far less likely to do so than Hispanic or white women, according to a new U.S. study.
Researchers analyzed data on breast-feeding in the United States between 2000 and 2008 and (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/6/2013 by By Maureen Salamon
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A daily swabbing with a simple antiseptic greatly decreases the number of life-threatening bloodstream infections and drug-resistant bacteria lurking among patients in acute-care hospital units, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that bathing (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/5/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Although most people would prefer to die peacefully in a comfortable setting, a new study shows that almost one in three spend some time in the intensive-care unit of a hospital in their last month of life while a similar number only get hospice care a few days (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 2/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Teaching people how to recognize and respond to prescription painkiller overdoses could significantly reduce the number of overdose deaths, a new study suggests.
Overdoses of these powerful opioid drugs are a major cause of emergency hospital admissions (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/31/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines on stroke care stress that getting clot-busting drugs and other treatments within one hour of arriving in the emergency room is crucial to minimizing brain damage and speeding recovery.
"We have incorporated a lot of learning and (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- There's no proof to support the widely held belief that July is the worst time of year to have spinal surgery, according to a new study.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., looked at whether there was any evidence of the so-called (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/28/2013 by By Serena Gordon
MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released new vaccine guidelines for 2013.
One change is a recommendation for women to receive a dose of the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine with each (More)