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Back-to-School Prep Includes Lice Review
Back-to-School Prep Includes Lice Review FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With the new school year here, parents need to think about how to deal with head lice, an expert says. The first sign of head lice may be excessive itching on the nape ...
Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says
Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the death toll in the West Africa Ebola outbreak passes 1,000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning against products sold online that claim...
Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds
Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths and hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke have dropped dramatically in the United States over the past decade, according t...
Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell
Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monthly blood transfusions may lower the chances of "silent" strokes in some children with sickle cell anemia, a new clinical tria...
Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice
Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the wrinkle fighter, might be a cancer fighter, too, according to a new animal study. Researchers working with mice are using Botox to try to combat stomach can...
Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss
Blacks May Face Higher Risk of Diabetes-Linked Vision Loss THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are at greater risk for diabetes-related vision loss than other racial groups battling the blood sugar disease, a new study says. Re...
Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital
Both U.S. Health-Care Workers Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The two American health-care workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while doing missionary medical work in West Africa have been...
Belsomra Approved for Insomnia
Belsomra Approved for Insomnia THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Belsomra (suvorexant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat insomnia. It's among a new class of drugs called orexin receptor antagonists that targ...
Black Veterans Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening, Study Finds
Black Veterans Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening, Study Finds MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer screening rates for black patients in a Veterans Affairs health care system in California are much lower compared to other rac...
Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds
Bone Drugs Don't Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All, Study Finds MONDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs known as bisphosphonates, commonly prescribed to treat the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, don't appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer...