Health News Brief: Small Differences in Birth Times Affect Test Scores,Atkins'-Type Diets May Raise Risk of Heart Problems , Study Links Spanking and Mental Health Issues American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

July 5, 2012   


'Atkins'-Type Diets May Raise Risk of Heart Problems
Women who regularly eat a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet may be raising their risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 28 percent, a new study suggests.
Source: British Medical Journal Read More

Five Cups of Coffee a Day ‘as bad as smoking’ for
IVF Success
Drinking five or more cups of coffee a day - or copious amounts of tea - is as bad as smoking for women who want to get pregnant via IVF, say researchers.
Source: Dr Ulrik Kesmodel, of Aarhus University Hospital Read More

Study Links Spanking and Mental Health Issues
The old saying is if you spare the rod you'll spoil the child. But a new study finds spanking a child may do more long-term harm than good.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics Read More

Small Differences in Birth Times Affect Test Scores
It's well known that babies born prematurely are at increased risk of slowed brain development, but according to a new study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, babies born even a few weeks early are at a similar risk.
Source: Pediatrics Read More

Bloodless Glucometer Uses Light to Check Blood Sugar in 20 Seconds or Less
When will diabetics in the U.S. get a bloodless glucometer that will allow them to check their blood sugar without a finger prick?
Source: MedCity News Read More

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