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October 07, 2013
Health Tip: Battling The Post-Baby Blues
(HealthDay News) -- There are many physical and emotional changes in a new mother's life that can trigger a bout of the "post-baby blues."
Health Tip: Toddler-Proof Baby's Bed
(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your toddler's bed safe will help everyone sleep more soundly at night.
U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens
MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Not enough evidence exists to recommend that children and teens be screened for high blood pressure, a U.S. government-appointed panel says.
ICU Gloves, Gowns Might Reduce MRSA Infection, Study Says
SATURDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Requiring health care workers to wear gloves and gowns for all contact with intensive care unit (ICU) patients reduces the risk of one type of antibiotic-resistant infection, but not another, a new study shows.
Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- When seniors in long-term care facilities fall, more than a third hit their heads, a new study shows.
Parents' Feeding Choices May Raise Baby's Risk for Celiac Disease
MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Delayed introduction of gluten to a baby's diet and breast-feeding longer than one year appear to increase the risk of celiac disease, researchers report.
Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says
MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Professional athletes may be known for their fitness, but the foods they endorse are usually less than healthy, a new study finds.
Study Tallies Risk of Noncardiac Surgery After Heart Stent Placement
MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Which heart patients receiving artery-opening stents are at highest risk for heart attack, stroke or other issues if they undergo a noncardiac surgery soon after the procedure?
Your Aquarium Can Be Source of Skin Infections
MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Delayed diagnosis and treatment of a skin infection linked to contaminated water in home aquariums is common, according to a new study.
U.S. Website for Health Exchanges Faced Intermittent Shutdowns for Repairs
SATURDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Health and Human Services Department announced late Friday that the healthcare.gov site -- a key to the launch of the new health care insurance exchanges -- would be unavailable during "off-peak" hours over the weekend for repairs.
Health Highlights: Oct. 7, 2013
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Einstein's Brain More 'Connected' Than Other Folks', Study Reveals
MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- What made Albert Einstein such a genius? A new examination of Einstein's brain has revealed one of the likely reasons for his brilliance.
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