RadioMD: Health News

RadioMD Health News

November 10, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.All adults should be screened for depression, including pregnant and postpartum women finds a task force. In it's expansion of recommendations for doctors, all adults over 18 should be screened, especially high risk persons.A specific type of asthma medication used during pregnancy may be linked to an increased risk for autism, says a new study. Used to relax a person's bronchial passages, B2AR's were found to reach the fetus and have unknown effects on the brain of the child. And... social media could cut the amount of sleep you are getting in half. Checking Facebook and Twitter during the day doubled the likelihood of having trouble sleeping at night, compared to those who use it less frequently. Those who use social media most regularly tripled their chances of having sleeping issues. Difficulty sleeping can then lead to increased use of social media. A vicious cycle. I find counting sheep memes to be helpful.For RadioMD News, this is John Byrd. Hear health talk interviews with

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