Posted 12:00 PM 2/14/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Black women who are obese before they become pregnant or gain an excessive amount of weight during pregnancy are at greater risk for having an abnormally large baby, according to a new study.
Macrosomia -- when an infant is born weighing more than 8.8 (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/13/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Youngsters who suffer an injury to the knee's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) require special treatment and care to prevent future knee injuries and complications such as osteoarthritis, a new study indicates.
The ACL is the main, stabilizing (More)More Stories from 2/13/2013
Posted 12:00 PM 2/12/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- First-born children may be at greater risk for diabetes or high blood pressure, a new, small study contends.
Researchers from New Zealand report that these children have reduced insulin sensitivity and higher daytime blood pressure than kids with older (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/11/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Most young children being treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD ) -- either with or without medication -- still have serious symptoms of their condition, according to a new long-term study.
The neurobehavioral disorder interferes (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 2/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Every baby has a beautiful smile, and to keep it that way, parents should teach good dental habits at an early age, experts say.
A child's first dental appointment should occur six months after the first teeth erupt or by their first birthday. After (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 2/9/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Children with autism are five times more likely than other kids to have feeding issues, such as being especially picky eaters or having ritualistic behaviors or extreme tantrums during meals, new research finds.
These problems can lead to deficiencies (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)