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FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller
FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seeking to make it tougher for people to misuse prescription painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new hydrocodone table...
Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a typical one that's likely to peak in January or February, a leading U.S. health o...
FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids
FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday announced that new "boxed warning" labels will be added to devices called laparoscopic power ...
Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness
Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who attend a full-day preschool program are better prepared for elementary school success than children who attend a part-day program, a new ...
FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue
FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expert advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided on Tuesday not to recommend the agency issue a strong warning against...
Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports
Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More babies are being born at full term, resulting in fewer infant deaths, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. The death rate among infants dropped 4 perce...
Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price
Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Otherwise healthy people on the verge of burning out are more likely to develop heart disease, according to new research. Those suffering from so-called vital e...
Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows
Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids, Study Shows WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of more than 43,000 children finds that falls are the most common cause of head injuries among younger kids. For children under t...
Food Rules for Toddlers May Lead to Healthy Eating Habits
Food Rules for Toddlers May Lead to Healthy Eating Habits TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children have healthier diets when their parents place restrictions on what they can eat and train them to control their impulses, a new study suggest...
FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix
FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking vitamins or other dietary supplements along with medication can be dangerous, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Dietary supplements can alter the a...