A new study estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013 and a substantial portion of that sum was spent on infants with major birth defects.
Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium.
Playing American football before the age of 12 may have long-term consequences for players’ mood and behavior, according to a study involving 214 professional and amateur football players.
Most parents are sure schools would be able to provide basic first aid but are less confident about a school’s ability to respond to more complex health situations, such as an asthma attack or mental health problem.
A growing body of evidence suggests access to safe, natural areas improves health across a wide variety of areas, including heart health, mental health, weight management, ADHD, and stress among children.
Just under 60 percent of the German population view undesirable substances in food as a high or very high health risk. The most well-known of these substances, which are scientifically denoted as contaminants, are mercury compounds and dioxins. In contrast, only around 13 percent of respondents have heard of the natural contaminants pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) in honey or tea – and only roughly one in three of those who have heard of PAs believe these substances pose a significant health risk.
A research team discovered that the olive-derived compound oleuropein helps prevent type 2 diabetes.
A new study provides insights on the mechanisms behind the development of kidney damage due to obesity. The findings point to a potential target for protecting the kidney health of individuals with obesity.
Positive emotions are often seen as critical aspects of healthy living, but new research suggests that the link between emotion and health outcomes may vary by cultural context. The findings show that experiencing positive emotions is linked with better cardiovascular health in the US but not in Japan.
The use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases the risk of your child being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder later in life, a study of almost one million Danish children shows. However, heritability also plays a part, according to the researchers.