Tomorrow's Health: Swaddling Problems


Story Updated: Nov 5, 2013

Swaddling babies could put them at higher risk for hip problems.

Also, gardening could help some people live longer and when smokers think the most about quitting.

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Bundling babies in blankets can help them stop crying and fall asleep.
But swaddling also forces the legs straight and British pediatricians say this could interfere with the natural development of their hip joints.
They say swaddling is okay as long as babies can bend their legs and hips.
Gardening Lengthens Lives?
A study out of Sweden finds gardening can help people live longer.
Researchers followed 4,000 seniors and found those who stayed physically active -- including gardeners -- were much healthier.
The most active people had a 27 percent lower risk of heart attacks and a 30 percent lower risk of dying early.
Monday Smokers' Remorse
Smokers seem to think about quitting around the same time.
Doctors at San Diego State University looked at four years of Google searches from across the globe.
They found people searched the most about quitting smoking on Mondays.
Researchers aren't sure why the first day of the week seems to hold significance.

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