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Acetaminophen in infancy again tied to asthma

Nov 09 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies given acetaminophen for fevers and aches may have a heightened risk of asthma symptoms in their preschool years, a new study suggests.

Next-day discharge after C-section may be OK

Nov 09 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some women who deliver by cesarean section may be able to check out of the hospital the next day without raising their risk of problems, a small new study suggests.

Iron, omega-3s tied to different effects on kids' brains

Nov 08 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For children with low stores of two brain-power nutrients, supplements may have different, and complex, effects, a new clinical trial suggests.

Home blood pressure monitors show mixed results

Nov 08 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Home blood pressure monitors may be useful to some older adults who've suffered a stroke, but little help to others, a new study suggests.

Pediatric clinical trials not going overseas - study

Nov 07 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite some concerns that medical studies involving children could make an ethically dubious shift to developing nations, a new study suggests that's not happening.

After car booster seat laws, child deaths fell

Nov 06 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S. states with laws requiring kids to ride in car booster seats have had fewer child deaths in accidents, especially among 6- and 7-year-olds, researchers reported Monday.

Retail clinics may cut into primary care

Nov 02 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The health clinics in pharmacies and other retail stores may be convenient, but they may also take a bite out of the traditional doctor-patient relationship, a new study suggests.

The nearer the bar, the greater the chances of risky drinking

Nov 02 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Does living near a bar encourage people to overindulge, or do heavy drinkers move to neighborhoods with easy access to alcohol? A new study suggests it may be the former for some people.

Retail clinics may cut into primary care

Nov 01 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The health clinics in pharmacies and other retail stores may be convenient, but they may also take a bite out of the traditional doctor-patient relationship, a new study suggests.

A little exercise may help kids with ADHD focus

Oct 31 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Twenty minutes of exercise may help kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) settle in to read or solve a math problem, new research suggests.

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