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Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds
Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows. There has been debate about the effectivene...
False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study
False-Positive Mammogram Result Traumatic for Most Women: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram f...
Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds
Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Flu vaccines offer moderate protection throughout most of the flu season, a new study shows. The research included more than 1,700 Americans of a...
FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications
FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a second drug that's part of a potent new class of medications that sharpl...
FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol
FDA Approves Repatha for High Cholesterol FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Repatha (evolocumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the second non-statin drug in its class approved to treat high cholesterol. The inject...
FDA Warns of Joint Pain Tied to Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
FDA Warns of Joint Pain Tied to Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administra...
Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births
Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In low-risk pregnancies, delivery of the baby by a family doctor or an obstetrician is equally safe, a new study finds. The researchers analyzed nearly 800,000 birth...
Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School
Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School SATURDAY, Aug. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the new school year here, parents might think about measures to protect their children's spinal health, an expert says. "Parents should be attentive to the amou...
Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study
Fewer Seniors Fall While Taking Vitamin D: Study THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delivering vitamin D supplements to homebound seniors might help lower their risk of falls, a new study suggests. Previous research has found vitamin D plays ...
Female Libido Pill Approved
Female Libido Pill Approved WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Addyi (flibanserin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first drug to treat low sexual desire among premenopausal women. The drug is for women who d...