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Health Alert: High Cholesterol Contributes to Infertility

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(CBS) -  Couples looking to have a baby may want to keep their cholesterol in check. A new study from the National Institute of Health looked at about 500 couples and found high cholesterol for either partner can contribute to infertility.   
(CBS) - Many doctors are still prescribing antibiotics to treat acute bronchitis despite evidence the drugs are ineffective. For the past 15 years, the Centers for Disease Control has worked to educate physicians about the overuse of antibiotics to treat bronchitis. But some doctors say they feel pressure from patients to prescribe drugs when they come in for an office visit.
(CBS) - Women with weight issues are at increased risk of depriving their babies of oxygen when giving birth. That's according to researchers in Sweden and the US who examined more than one and a half million births. They found overweight or obese women had higher Apgar scores, which measure oxygen levels at birth. Low oxygen can lead to health issues, including delayed motor skills and speech problems.
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