February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Health

Biologists try to give C-section babies mom’s missing germs

WASHINGTON  Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom’s birth canal.  More...

Get screened for depression

The Associated Press  WASHINGTON  All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommends.  More...

Healthy bodies don’t need supplements

DEAR DR. ROACH: After viewing an infomercial that praised the benefits of probiotics, I would like to know what you think. Probiotics have been prescribed when one is taking antibiotics to replenish the good bacteria that is lost.  More...

Alcohol Consumption and Diabetes

Consuming alcohol is a matter of debate in the medical community. The natural reaction is to discourage it, especially if people are drinking excessive amounts and abusing it. More...