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Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations
Dementia Risk May Be Dropping With Generations FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that people born after 1930 may have a lower risk of developing dementia than the generation before them, adding to evidence that the incide...
Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study
Drug Makers May Delay Reporting Patient Harms to FDA: Study MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug companies may be endangering the lives of patients by not promptly reporting cases of drug-related illness or death to federal regulators, a new...
Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?
Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets? MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study provides insight into how Facebook use by young women can lead to poor body image and risky dieting. The study included 128 college-aged women who...
Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors
Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a rare piece of good news about the U.S. health care system, a new study finds that deaths, hospital stays and spending are all falling among ol...
Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child
Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A young Baltimore boy has two new transplanted hands to replace ones he lost to amputation five years ago, his doctors announced Tuesday. Zion Harvey, 8...
Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters
Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many kidney dialysis patients may be unprepared for natural disasters, a new study finds. These patients with kidney disease depend on machines at tre...
Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones can quickly cause extreme pain, and passing the stones is the immediate goal for patients. Now, a new study finds that the drug tamsulosin (Flom...
Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds
Drones Might Fly Blood Samples to Clinics, Study Finds THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drones can be used to transport blood samples short distances, a new study finds. Johns Hopkins University researchers found that common and routine blo...
Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?
Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives? FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause much later in life, new research shows. The ...
Drug Might Fight Ebola-like Marburg Virus
Drug Might Fight Ebola-like Marburg Virus WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've made preliminary progress toward developing a drug that one day may treat people infected with the deadly Marburg virus, which is similar to...