SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Text and video messages designed to help people quit smoking nearly doubled the success rate for attempted quitters, compared to people who didn't have such assistance, in a new review of several studies.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Kids whose mothers had the flu while pregnant were slightly more likely to be diagnosed with "infantile autism" before age three in a new Danish study. But the children's overall risk for the developmental disorder was not higher than that of other kids.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Home blood pressure monitors may be useful to some older adults who've suffered a stroke, but little help to others, a new study suggests.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Retail health clinics operate mainly out of chain pharmacies, but they're also in some grocery stores and "big box" stores like Wal-mart. There are now more than 1,300 retail health clinics nationwide, according to the non-profit RAND Institute. And among Americans with private health insurance, their use rose 10-fold between 2007 and 2009.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Some women who deliver their babies by cesarean section may be able to check out of the hospital the next day without raising their risk of problems, according to a Malaysian study.
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Liz Di Bernardo