Your Health: Feb. 15, 1999

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MATURE MOMS Getting on in years shouldn't prevent you from having a healthy child, according to a new study. Researchers found that while women who give birth in their 40s may suffer more complications like high blood pressure or gestational diabetes, they are just as likely as their younger counterparts to have healthy babies. That goes for first-time moms as well as those who have had kids before.

FIGHT INFECTION AND HELP THE HEART? Taking certain antibiotics (tetracycline and Ciprofloxacin among them) may reduce the risk of heart attack, suggests a preliminary report published last week. The finding lends...

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