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May 03, 2014

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Baby's Heart Defects

SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that mothers who smoke early in pregnancy put their unborn child at greater risk of heart defects, and the risk goes up as smoking increases.

Substance Use at School Could Be Cry for Help

SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens caught smoking pot or drinking alcohol at school may have deeper problems and should undergo screening for serious health risks, a new study indicates.

Many Parents Not Following Safe Sleeping Practices for Babies

SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as half of infants in some parts of the United States aren't being put to sleep on their backs, new research finds, even though it would reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Depression Tied to Crohn's Disease Flare-Ups

SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of Crohn's disease flare-ups in people with the inflammatory bowel disorder, an early new study suggests.

Nightmares May Haunt Bullied Kids

SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that kids who are bullied when they're younger may be more likely to suffer from nightmares and night terrors a few years later.

Doctors Often Suggest Pricier, Brand-Name Meds for Reflux: Study

SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend brand-name drugs for acid reflux and chronic constipation instead of cheaper store brands, costing patients more money, a new study finds.

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