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Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds
Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only about 6 percent of American hospitals have infection control procedures in place to effectively and safely handle Ebola patients, a new survey reveal...
For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study
For a Child's Fracture, Use Ibuprofen, Not Morphine: Study MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For children with broken bones, ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief than morphine, researchers report. Although both medications are effectiv...
FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens
FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some food labels may not reliably list all possible food allergens, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency added that these "undeclared...
FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis
FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine that could help prevent some cases of life-threatening meningococcal disease was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wed...
First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis
First Vaccine Approved for B Strains of Meningitis WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first vaccine to protect against a type of meningococcal bacteria that can cause meningitis has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....
Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S.
Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S. THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study. And compensation payment amounts and liability ...
Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant
Frailty Tied to Lower Survival Rates After Kidney Transplant THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Physical frailty may lead to worse five-year survival rates among kidney transplant patients, regardless of their age, a new study shows. The find...
Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects
Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of birth defects is low among children conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART), according to a new study. Research...
For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze?
For Infertility Treatment, Should He Drink Less Coffee, More Booze? MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man's love of coffee could hamper the success of a couple's infertility treatment, a small new study suggests. But mild alcohol use by woul...
Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows
Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family rejection could be potentially deadly for teens already at risk for suicide, a new study has found. When teens were followed six months after ...