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Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors
Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise. A...
Family Income, Expectations Tied to Kindergarten Performance
Family Income, Expectations Tied to Kindergarten Performance MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. children entering kindergarten do worse on tests when they're from poorer families with lower expectations and less focus on reading, computer ...
FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug
FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. People with plaque psoriasis, the most co...
Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover
Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing their loved ones tell familiar stories can help brain injury patients in a coma regain consciousness faster and have a better recovery, a new study sugge...
FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium
FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc...
For Pastors, It's Easy to Pack on the Pounds
For Pastors, It's Easy to Pack on the Pounds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stress, long hours and low pay are among the reasons why more than one-third of clergy in the United States are obese, according to a new study that also identif...
FDA Approves New Device to Treat Obesity
FDA Approves New Device to Treat Obesity WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A first-of-its-kind implant that curbs the appetite by electrically stimulating stomach nerves was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The M...
Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds
Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. colon cancer patients who are diagnosed in the final stages of their disease are having what can often be unnecessary surge...
FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder
FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new anti-clotting drug to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots and strokes in people with a type of heart rhythm disorder has been approved by the ...
Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds
Fertility Treatments Have Low Complication Rates, Study Finds TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Assisted reproductive technology -- or fertility treatments -- to help conceive a baby is growing safer in the United States and is now a low-risk ...