Health News Brief: Half of Heart Patients Make Mistakes With Their Meds, Nurses Educate Youth to Combat Childhood Obesity, Small Babies at Higher Risk of Autism, Not Asperger American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

July 10, 2012   


Nurses Educate Youth to Combat Childhood Obesity
With more than one-third of American adults classified as obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, national programs and initiatives have sprouted to address weight issues earlier in life.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Read More

Small Babies at Higher Risk of Autism, Not Asperger
Babies born small or prematurely go on to develop autism at higher rates, although the risk is still small, according to a new study from Finland. The research is part of a global push to identify the culprits behind the developmental disorder and the recent uptick in its occurrence, which has had scientists scratching their heads for years.
Source: Journal of Pediatrics Read More

Another Study Links Diabetes Drug Actos to
Bladder Cancer
There's more evidence that people with type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of bladder cancer, and taking the diabetes drug Actos may raise that risk even higher.
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal Read More

Half of Heart Patients Make Mistakes With Their Meds
Half of patients hospitalized for a heart attack or heart failure will make a mistake with their medications within a month of checking out of the hospital, new research shows.
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine Read More

Cherish the Sun, But Take Precautions
When you get too much of some-thing, you often take it for granted. And when something is rare, you learn to appreciate and even cherish it.
Source: Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation Read More

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