WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, has for years had a reputation as a mysterious and terrifying killer of newborns.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Allison Glover lost her baby boy, Garrett, to sudden infant death syndrome a little more than two months after she gave birth to him and his twin brother, Gordon.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- It's the time of year for holiday parties, gift shopping and open enrollment, when many employees have to make decisions about their employer-sponsored health-care plans.
WEDNESDAY, Dec 8 (HealthDay News) -- A not-so surprising ingredient is now appearing in those treats your pet craves.
(HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis is an immune system disorder that causes red, scaly patches of skin.
(HealthDay News) -- If you tear a ligament that joins the seven spinal bones in your neck to each other, it's considered a neck sprain. It often occurs when the neck is stretched to an extreme position during a motor vehicle accident or fall.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke greatly increases a child's chances of developing several invasive bacterial diseases, according to a new review of published studies.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- One third of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adolescents have attempted suicide in their lifetime, but most of them are mentally strong, new U.S. research suggests.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney failure patients who are married are more likely to receive a new kidney than those who are widows or widowers or have never married, finds a new study.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The children of mothers who were around farm animals and cats during pregnancy are less likely to develop atopic dermatitis in their first two years of life, new European research shows.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A new U.S. study finds that multiple sclerosis impairs certain cognitive functions more severely in black children than white children.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- If you have trouble understanding people with regional or foreign accents, imitating their accent may help you understand what they're saying, a new study suggests.
TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Women with localized breast cancer are less likely to develop invasive cancer if they receive radiation after surgery, a new study finds.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A new test that requires only a tiny sample of a mother's blood to scan the genome of a fetus may offer a safer alternative to current methods of prenatal screening for genetic diseases, a new study suggests.
TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- An expert advisory panel recommended on Tuesday that Contrave, a new weight-loss pill that combines an antidepressant with an anti-addiction medication, be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to conventional wisdom, lifting weights doesn't cause breast cancer survivors to develop the painful, arm-swelling condition known as lymphedema, new research suggests.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fatty acids may help alleviate depression but only when a particular type of fatty acid called DHA is used in the right ratio with another fatty acid known as EPA, a new study suggests.