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For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try

Posted 17 Jan 2017 by

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 – For beleaguered parents desperate to soothe a colicky baby, Swedish researchers have a novel suggestion – acupuncture. After two weeks of treatment, about two-thirds of babies given acupuncture no longer had colic compared to just over a third of infants who didn't have the needle treatment, lead researcher Kajsa Landgren said. She's a lecturer at Lund University in ...

Health Highlights: Oct. 29, 2016

Posted 30 Oct 2016 by

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: First Baby With Zika-Linked Microcephaly Born in Puerto Rico The first baby born with Zika-linked microcephaly has been born in Puerto Rico, health officials there said Friday. Born within the past two weeks, the newborn suffered severe birth defects and is still in the hospital, the Associated ...

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?

Posted 29 Jul 2016 by

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016, – Gluten sensitivity appears to be a real medical problem, and not a figment of the popular imagination conjured up by the gluten-free craze, a new study contends. Some people suffer changes within their bodies after eating gluten that are separate and distinct from those that accompany either celiac disease or wheat allergy, researchers report. "We don't know what is ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Over-the-Counter Antacid Products Containing Aspirin: FDA Drug Safety Communication - Serious Bleeding Risk

Posted 7 Jun 2016 by

ISSUE: The FDA is warning consumers about the risk of serious bleeding when using nonprescription, also known as over-the-counter or OTC, aspirin-containing antacid products to treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion, or upset stomach. Many other products for these conditions are available that do not contain aspirin. These widely used products already contain warnings about this bleeding ...

DNA May Affect What Bugs Reside in Your Gut

Posted 11 May 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 – At least some of the microbes that live in your gut may be influenced by your genes, a new study finds. "We set out to find out about human genes that are implicated in the regulation of the gut microbiome, and we found some that are," said senior study author Ruth Ley, an associate professor in the department of microbiology at Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y. For ...

Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study

Posted 15 Feb 2016 by

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 – A popular class of heartburn medications might raise a senior's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. Called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), this group of drugs includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. They work by lowering the amount of acid produced by the stomach. But German researchers found that people 75 or older who regularly take the medications had a 44 percent ...

Health Tip: Should I Talk to my Doctor About Gas?

Posted 10 Aug 2015 by

-- While everyone has intestinal gas, some people have severe bloating that causes discomfort and other problems. The Mayo Clinic mentions these warning signs that you may need to see a doctor: Intestinal gas that is persistent and severe. Intestinal gas that occurs with vomiting. Long-term diarrhea, bloody stool or constipation. Weight loss for no apparent reason. Heartburn.

Health Tip: Dealing With Baby's Gas

Posted 12 May 2014 by

-- A gassy baby is a grumpy baby, but there are things parents can do to help alleviate the problem. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions: If mom is breast-feeding, identify any foods in mom's diet that could be contributing to gas. If baby is formula-fed, use ready-to-feed formula. Or, to cut down on air bubbles, allow a mixed powdered formula to sit before feeding. Use ...

Could Baby's Tummy Bacteria Help Spur Colic?

Posted 14 Jan 2013 by

MONDAY, Jan. 14 – Colic is a common problem for babies, and new research may finally provide clues to its cause: A small study found that infants with colic seemed to develop certain intestinal bacteria later than those without the condition. What the researchers aren't clear on yet is why this would make some infants go on long crying jags nightly for months. The study authors suspect that ...

No Good Evidence That Folk Remedies Ease Colic

Posted 28 Mar 2011 by

MONDAY, March 28 – Fennel extract, herbal tea and sugar water relieved colic in some infants better than a placebo, according to a new study that reviewed clinical trials of alternative remedies for colic. But parents shouldn't get their hopes up too high. All of the trials reviewed had "major limitations," such as having too few patients, relying on parental reports of symptoms, or the study ...

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