Posted 7:00 AM 3/30/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Single-load liquid laundry packets are becoming more popular but need to be used and stored safely. The concentrated detergent in the packets can cause harm if it is swallowed or gets into the eyes, an industry group says.
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Posted 12:00 PM 3/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Women exposed to traffic-related air pollution in early pregnancy are at increased risk of having babies with certain types of serious birth defects, a new study finds.
The study included women who lived in California's San Joaquin Valley for at least (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Although rare in the United States, three babies with birth defects caused by rubella (or "German measles") were reported in 2012 and doctors need to be on the lookout for such cases, a new government report indicates.
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Posted 3:00 PM 3/27/2013 by By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often worry when their child, especially a son, is much shorter than average. But as long as there is no medical cause, parents can rest easy, experts say.
Writing in the March 28 New England Journal of Medicine, two pediatric (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- As thousands of college students head to sunny spots for spring break, getting temporary tattoos may seem like a fun thing to do. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that they can cause blisters and permanent scarring.
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Posted 3:00 PM 3/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents divorce are more likely to smoke as adults than kids from families of divorce, according to a new study.
Men who were younger than 18 when their parents divorced were 48 percent more likely to have smoked at least 100 or more (More)More Stories from 3/25/2013