Health News Brief: Why Are Parents Less Likely to Take Little Girls Outside to Play?, Sleep Your Way to Better Heart Health, Have You Considered a Medical Alarm? American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

April 10, 2012   


Why Are Parents Less Likely to Take Little Girls Outside to Play?
New research shows that preschool girls are 16% less likely than boys their age to be taken outside by their parents to play.
Source: TIME Read More

Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults
Overweight female babies are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in adulthood.
Source: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Read More

Diabetes, Folic Acid Intake Affect Fetal Risk of
Birth Defects
The risk of birth defects for children of diabetic mothers is influenced by both the mother’s diabetes and her intake of folic acid around the time of conception.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Birth Defects Prevention Study Read More

Shorter, More Intense Workouts May Be Healthier
A short, intense exercise session may be healthier than a longer, more moderate session that burns the same number of calories, a new study suggests.
Source: Queen’s University, Ontario Read More

Sleep Your Way to Better Heart Health
A new study suggest too much or too little sleep can hurt your heart.
Source: College of Cardiology, Chicago Read More

Have You Considered a Medical Alarm?
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