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Eczema? Ask Your Doctor About a Bleach Bath

October 13, 2018 SATURDAY, Oct. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bleach baths can ease symptoms of moderate to severe eczema and reduce the risk of skin infections, a dermatologist says.

Many Supplements Contain Unapproved, Dangerous Ingredients: Study

October 12, 2018 FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have issued more than 700 warnings during the last decade about the sale of dietary supplements that contain unapproved and potentially dangerous drug ingredients, new research reveals.

New DNA-Based Test Approved to Help Verify Blood Compatibility

October 12, 2018 FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the ID CORE XT DNA-based test to help doctors verify blood compatibility before a transfusion.

Discharge Day Won't Affect Heart Surgery Outcome: Study

October 12, 2018 FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to popular belief, heart surgery patients who leave the hospital on a weekend or holiday do not have a higher risk for readmission, a new study finds.

Add Asthma to List of Possible Causes of Childhood Obesity

October 12, 2018 FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children with asthma are at increased risk for childhood obesity, a new study suggests.

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer

October 12, 2018 FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds.

C-Section Rates Have Nearly Doubled Since 2000: Study

October 12, 2018 FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of women delivering babies via cesarean section has nearly doubled worldwide since 2000, to about 21 percent, new research shows.

Do Dimmer Days in Pregnancy Raise Postpartum Depression Risk?

October 12, 2018 FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose final stages of pregnancy occur during the short, dark days of winter may be at increased risk for postpartum depression, a new study suggests.

Does Breastfeeding Hormone Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes?

October 12, 2018 THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The hormone prolactin -- most commonly associated with breastfeeding -- may play a role in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Health Highlights: Oct. 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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