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August 27, 2014

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds of mental health issues in their children.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for seniors with sleep apnea.

Everest Study Finds High Altitude Affects Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study done from the heights of Mount Everest, Italian researchers found that your blood pressure steadily increases if you ascend to great heights.

Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic discovery about Crohn's disease could lead to different ways to fight the bowel disorder, researchers report.

Health Highlights: Aug. 26, 2014

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

Health Tip: Do You Talk in Your Sleep?

(HealthDay News) -- Talking during sleep can affect your ability to feel rested the next day, not to mention that it can keep your partner awake.

Health Tip: Preparing for the First Day of School

(HealthDay News) -- Your child may be excited yet anxious about school, especially if he or she is going to a new school.

Yesterday

2 Cases Suggest Stem Cell Transplant Might Ease 'Stiff Person' Syndrome

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two women with a rare disorder called stiff person syndrome recovered after receiving transplants of their own stem cells, a study shows.

Hormone Might Help Preemies' Brains

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone used to reduce the need for blood transfusions might also protect the brains of premature babies, a new study suggests.

Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms.

Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health care workers in poor nations often do not have enough protective gear to keep them safe from being infected with blood-borne viruses such as Ebola and HIV, a new study shows.