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Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?
Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'? TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Is measles really back? That's the question vexing everyone from pediatricians to policymakers to parents as the outbreak of the dangerous childhood disease that was decla...
Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly
Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-dose iron supplements speed blood donors' recovery of iron and hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that carries oxygen in red blood cells, new rese...
IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Work Longer Than Thought, Researchers Report
IUDs, Contraceptive Implants Work Longer Than Thought, Researchers Report THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants appear to prevent pregnancy one year beyond their approved length of u...
Imaging Tests May Help Stem Amputations for Circulatory Disorder
Imaging Tests May Help Stem Amputations for Circulatory Disorder WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who face amputation of a foot or leg can have their limb saved by minimally invasive surgery t...
Income Inequality Affects Kids' Health, Research Shows
Income Inequality Affects Kids' Health, Research Shows WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There is a growing disparity in the physical and mental health of rich and poor children and teens in the United States and other wealthy countries, a n...
Implanted Device May Improve Hard-to-Treat Chest Pain
Implanted Device May Improve Hard-to-Treat Chest Pain WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A stent-like device placed in a heart vein may bring relief to some people with otherwise untreatable cases of angina, a small clinical trial finds. The ...
Internal Tissue Adhesive Approved
Internal Tissue Adhesive Approved WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first tissue adhesive for internal use. Known as TissuGlu, surgeons can use the urethane-based adhesive to connect tis...
Ibrance Approved to Treat Advanced Breast Cancer
Ibrance Approved to Treat Advanced Breast Cancer WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ibrance (palbociclib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced breast cancer among postmenopausal women. Breast cancer amo...
Infection Most Likely Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery
Infection Most Likely Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infections are the most likely reason people end up back in the hospital after surgery, a new study finds. Of nearly 500,000 operations studied...
It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking
It Pays for Moms-to-Be to Stop Smoking WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking, a new study shows. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of illness and death among mothers and babies in dev...