Smoking May Boost Irregular Heart Beat Risk

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The more you smoke, the greater your chances of developing a common heart rhythm disorder that increases your risk of stroke and early death, researchers say. “If you smoke, stop smoking, and if you don’t smoke, don’t start,” said study author Dagfinn Aune, a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial…

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Minor Cuts Are Simple to Treat

SUNDAY, July 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There’s no need to panic if you cut yourself with a knife or broken glass, one dermatologist says, since most cuts can be treated at home. “The most important thing to do is to gently wash the cut to prevent an infection,” said Dr. Laura Ferris, an associate…

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Is Depression During Pregnancy on the Rise?

FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Today’s young mothers-to-be may be more likely to develop depression while pregnant than their own mothers were, a new study suggests. British researchers found that, compared with their mothers’ generation, young women who became pregnant between 2012 and 2016 were at greater risk of having “high” scores when…

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