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September 12, 2014
The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the "protection trap" -- reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study.
New Myelin Loss Linked to MS Severity: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's a strong connection between the severity of disease and the loss of myelin in the brain's gray matter for who have multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study says.
Health Tip: Add Iron to Your Diet During Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- Pregnant and breast-feeding women should increase intake of iron, a vital component of the body's ability to distribute oxygenated blood.
Health Tip: Helping Your Newborn Sleep
(HealthDay News) -- It can take newborns a while before they sleep through the night, but there are things parents can do to help newborns enjoy longer stretches of slumber.
Stem Cell Research Offers Clues About Schizophrenia
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research involving stem cells may provide clues about the chemical basis for schizophrenia, scientists report.
Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.
Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming too much salt may more than double a smoker's risk of developing the painful inflammatory disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, a new study finds.
Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says
THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a new ultra-sensitive test, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with diabetes may have a sixfold higher risk of heart failure even if their cholesterol is low and they appear otherwise healthy.
Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining insulin with a relatively new hormone-like drug appears to be a safer and more effective way to treat type 2 diabetes than current methods, a new review suggests.
American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague
THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An American medical missionary who survived infection with Ebola has donated blood to a colleague who's struggling to fight his own infection with the often deadly virus.
Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sunny days may be linked to suicide rates, but in a complicated way, new research suggests.
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