Health News

Pregnant Mom Lights Up, Baby's Heart at Risk
It's not news that smoking during pregnancy is a bad idea. But researchers are still learning the various ways it can affect a developing baby.
Watching TV May Mean More Snacking For Kids
Spending a lot of time in front of a TV or computer screen can promote inactivity, especially in children. And inactivity may mean other unhealthy habits.
Flu Shot Might Prevent Stroke
Doctors recommend annual flu shots to help patients stay healthy during flu season. New research suggests that the flu vaccine also might help prevent stroke.
A Child's Heart and Mind
Certain birth defects can affect both the body and the mind. Children with heart birth defects, for example, may also have delays in their development.
When To Deliver When Mom's Blood Pressure Is High
High blood pressure-related disorders are among the most common pregnancy complications in the United States. Preterm delivery is often necessary to keep the mother safe and healthy.
Small Size in the Womb Could Mean Poor Heart Health Later
The rate of human development is the fastest during the first trimester of pregnancy. Fetal growth restrictions during this time could affect the baby's future health.
Understanding More About Kawasaki Disease
Sometimes it can be difficult to learn enough about diseases that are fairly rare. Kawasaki is one such disease, but doctors are learning more.
Blood Pressure Rose in Kids with Sleep Apnea
In adults, sleep apnea is tied to higher blood pressure. Does sleep apnea produce the same result in children?
Kids Don't Run Like They Used To
No activity is more familiar to children than running: running on the playground, down the street, in races or though the house. But kids today may not run like they once did.
Urine May Reveal Heart Risk in Young Diabetes Patients
For adults with diabetes, a urine test can spot those at risk for heart and kidney disease. The same test may also work for young people with type 1 diabetes.