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New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA
New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat the most common form of skin cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Odomzo (sonidegib) was cleared to treat locally advanced...
New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids
New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a genetic test to quickly detect a respiratory virus that sickened a record number of American children last year. Mor...
Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'
Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear' MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple procedure using what's known as a "nasal balloon" can treat hearing loss in children with a common middle-ear problem, preventing unnecessary and inef...
New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study
New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New mothers get conflicting advice from medical professionals, family members and the media when it comes to key parenting topics, a recent study found. And t...
New Dumb-But-Deadly Trend: Sunburn 'Art'
New Dumb-But-Deadly Trend: Sunburn 'Art' THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sunburns are painful and potentially cancer-causing, but that hasn't stopped them from becoming an increasingly popular means of artistic expression. Experts are now ...
Novel Leg Prosthesis Approved
Novel Leg Prosthesis Approved THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A prosthesis for people with above-the-knee amputations who cannot use a conventional device has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Osseoanchored Prosth...
Nursing Home Care Improving for U.S. Minorities, Study Finds
Nursing Home Care Improving for U.S. Minorities, Study Finds TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A bump up in Medicaid payments to nursing homes may be paying off in better care for minority residents, new research suggests. "This study shows t...
New Drug May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients
New Drug May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug decreases dangerously high levels of potassium in people with diabetes-related kidney disease, a new study finds. Potassium is necessary for the h...
No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study
No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- End-of-life care can be fraught with difficult decisions, but a new study finds that since 2000 there has been no increase in the number of...
Newly Enlisted Army Soldiers at Risk of Attempted Suicide: Study
Newly Enlisted Army Soldiers at Risk of Attempted Suicide: Study THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Among U.S. Army personnel, enlisted soldiers on their first tour of duty appear to be most at risk for attempted suicide, a new study finds. Co...