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Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days
Drinking Alcohol More Common on Exercise Days TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People tend to drink more alcohol on days when they're more physically active, a new study finds. "Monday through Wednesday people batten down the hatches and th...
Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S.
Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in U.S. TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall adult diabetes rates appear to have leveled off during the past four years in the United States, in stark contrast to the two decades prior, which saw a doubling o...
Daytime May Be Better for Gallbladder Removal
Daytime May Be Better for Gallbladder Removal FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who require gallbladder removal are more likely to have a minimally invasive procedure if they have the surgery during daytime rather than at night, a ne...
Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines
Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risks of powerful narcotic painkillers outweigh their benefits for treating chronic headaches, low back pain and fibromyalgia, a new statement from the American...
Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer
Drug Gives Big Survival Boost Against Type of Advanced Breast Cancer MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Perjeta to a standard medication, Herceptin, may give women with a form of advanced breast cancer a significant boost in su...
Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients
Diabetes Drug Metformin May Affect Thyroid in Some Patients MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an unde...
Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies?
Do Greener Neighborhoods Produce Healthier Babies? FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests. Researchers analyze...
DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer
DNA Blood Test Might Identify Status of Prostate Cancer WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that measures DNA from a prostate cancer tumor could provide doctors with a better assessment of the state of a man's disease, a new stu...
Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC
Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, federal health official...
Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says
Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a new ultra-sensitive test, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with diabetes may have a sixfold higher risk of heart failure even ...