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Teen delinquency linked to infancy economy

High unemployment rates experienced during infancy were linked to subsequent behavioral problems later, U.S. researchers suggest.

Anti-diarrheal approved for HIV patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Fulyzaq to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients taking anti-retroviral therapy, officials say.

Duke University health system fighting flu

All Duke University Health System hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in Durham, N.C., are restricting patient visitations due to the flu, officials say.

Hydrogen peroxide vapor kills superbugs

Robot-like devices dispersing hydrogen peroxide and then detoxifying the chemical are effective at killing hospital superbugs, U.S. researchers say.

Pediatricians: Ban assault weapon sales

The 60,000 members of the American Academy of Pediatrics say they are advocating for a ban on assault weapons sales to ensure U.S. children are safe.

Most sleep on their sides, forget dreams

Most U.S. adults sleep on their sides, forget their dreams in the morning and often sleep with someone who snores, a survey of 3,700 indicates.

Drug for multidrug resistant TB approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Sirturo, part of combination therapy to treat adults with multidrug resistant tuberculosis, officials say.

Flu levels rising in Canada and Europe

Canada is reporting increasing influenza in four regions of Ontario, and in Europe there were clear indications of rising flu activity, health officials say.

Cost of surviving catastrophic illness

The average cost of surviving a U.S. heart attack or stroke is $100,500, and much of it is not covered by standard health insurance, an insurance firm says.

Healthy New Year's resolutions for kids

For preschoolers and young children at a loss for making New Year's resolutions, U.S. pediatricians say they have some suggestions.

Parents-to-be react to stress differently

A study of expectant parents indicates men and women react differently to stress, a U.S. researcher says.

Flu increasing, activity high in South

Influenza activity was on the rise in the United States, with 30 percent of 6,234 recent specimens testing positive for the flu, federal health officials say.

Most don't know glaucoma not preventable

The American Eye-Q consumer survey on eye health indicates 90 percent of U.S. respondents say glaucoma is preventable but it isn't.

U.S. pediatricians call for daily recess

Young children and adolescents should get a daily recess in addition to physical education in school to promote physical activity, U.S. pediatricians say.

Solo rock/pop stars apt to die early

Successful solo rock/pop stars are about twice as likely to die early as those in equally famous bands, British researchers found.

Don't drink coffee before snow shoveling

As with any physical activity, the body must warm up so ease into snow shoveling, try not to do it all at once and take breaks, a U.S. cardiologist says.

Elderly need monitoring during cold spells

Cold icy weather affects people -- especially the elderly, sick or frail -- even if they don't venture outdoors, a Chicago emergency medicine physician said.

Violent video game aggression accumulates

People who play violent video games for three straight days become more aggressive and their expectations of hostility in others rise, a U.S. researcher says.

Diet trends: Low-fat, low-carb out

Many dietitians agree low-fat, low-carb diets are out, with natural, simple, gluten-free diets with few ingredients in for the new year, a survey indicates.

Expert: Champagne cork can put an eye out

The pressure inside a champagne bottle can launch a cork at 50 miles per hour as it leaves the bottle, fast enough to shatter glass, U.S. eye experts say.

U.S. cancer screenings down

The rate of U.S. adults who sought preventive cancer screenings fell during the last 10 years with white-collar and blue-collar variations, researchers say.

Obesity can begin at age 9 months

A U.S. pediatrician said obesity can begin in infants, so parents should consider fitness a goal not only for themselves and other children, but baby as well.

Moms lose sleep sharing bed with baby

Lower income U.S. mothers often don't get a good night's sleep because of sharing her bed with the new baby, other children or a man, researchers say.

Pregnant? There's an app for that

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., say their app for pregnancy maps out what couples can expect during pregnancy, birth and baby's first months.

Dehydration a problem in winter too

Festive beverages such as holiday cocktails and coffee drinks add to the high spirits of the season, but a U.S. expert says they can add to dehydration.
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