HealthDay News - March 27, 2017

Study: Plenty of IV Fluids May Make Childbirth Safer, Easier

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Giving more intravenous (IV) fluids to women during childbirth seems to reduce the risk of cesarean section and shortens labor, researchers report.

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol plays a vital role in your health, so it's important to understand the different types of cholesterol and how to influence their levels, a heart specialist says.

Smoking Slows Recovery From Drug Abuse

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People recovering from illicit drug abuse are more likely to be successful if they don't smoke cigarettes, a new study finds.

Expect More Deadly Heat From Climate Change, Study Suggests

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths related to extreme heat are expected to keep rising, even if most nations can contain global warming at agreed-upon levels, a new study reports.

Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Automated external defibrillators in schools save lives, but only about one-third of U.S. states require the devices in at least some schools, a new study reveals.

Curbing Sleep Apnea Might Mean Fewer Night Trips to Bathroom

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans battle bothersome nighttime conditions, such as sleep apnea or the need to get up frequently to urinate.

Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of paid medical malpractice claims in the United States has declined significantly, dropping nearly 56 percent between 1992 and 2014, researchers report.

Study Suggests Heartburn Meds-Superbug Infections Link

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take certain heartburn medications may be more likely to suffer recurrent bouts of a common "superbug" infection, a new study suggests.

Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding may not make kids sharper or better behaved than their non-nursed peers over the long-term, a new study suggests.

Allergic to Peanuts? Tree Nuts Might Still Be Safe

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having an allergy to one type of nut may not necessarily doom you to a lifelong avoidance of all nuts, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: March 27, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Health Tip: Artificial Nails Can Damage Real Ones

(HealthDay News) -- You may like the appearance of artificial nails, but you may not like the way they can leave natural nails thin and brittle.

Health Tip: Think You Fractured Your Foot?

(HealthDay News) -- If you believe you've fractured a bone in your foot, it's important to see a doctor as quickly as possible.