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October 06, 2014

Health Tip: Reducing the Risk of Premature Delivery

(HealthDay News) -- When babies are born prematurely, they're at risk for serious health and developmental problems. Premature delivery can't always be prevented, but there are things you can do to increase the odds of having a full-term baby.

Health Tip: Encouraging Your Toddlers to Read

(HealthDay News) -- Reading is an important part of childhood. Parents can encourage a love of reading by getting little ones engaged in books.

Heart Bypass Patients May Not Need Tight Blood Sugar Control: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart bypass patients might not need to follow strict blood sugar control after their surgery, according to a new study.

Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For some teenagers, "sexting" may be a stepping stone to actually having sex, a new study suggests.

It's Confirmed: You Have Parents to Thank (or Blame) for Your Height

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms that you have your parents to thank for how tall or short you are.

Ebola Patient in Dallas Hospital Takes Turn for Worse

SUNDAY, Oct. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the United States has "taken a turn for the worse," federal health officials said Sunday.

Health Highlights: Oct. 6, 2014

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

Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. outbreak of Enterovirus D68 has claimed its first confirmed victim, a 4-year-old boy in New Jersey.

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