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New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study
New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists continue to debate when doctors should prescribe blood pressure medication for older Americans, with a new study saying delayed treatment put...
New Drug Shows Promise Against Severe Sinusitis
New Drug Shows Promise Against Severe Sinusitis WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug for the treatment of nasal polyps has shown promise in a small, preliminary trial involving a group of patients struggling with chronic si...
NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say
NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concu...
Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors
Newer Treatment May Be Easier on Children With Brain Tumors FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of treatment called proton radiotherapy is as effective as standard photon (X-ray) radiation therapy in treating a common type of brain tu...
New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study
New Kidney Transplant Drug Cuts Risk of Earlier Death: Study WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A newer drug used for preventing organ rejection might improve the long-term outlook for kidney transplant recipients, a new study finds. Over se...
New Transplant Technique Might Free Type 1 Diabetics From Daily Injections
New Transplant Technique Might Free Type 1 Diabetics From Daily Injections WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using a two-pronged approach, researchers report they were able to restore normal blood sugar levels for six months in mice with in...
No Clear Winner Seen Among Stop-Smoking Aids in Study
No Clear Winner Seen Among Stop-Smoking Aids in Study TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to quit smoking, using the nicotine patch, the drug Chantix, or a combination of the patch and lozenges all appear to work equally well, ...
New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain and Diarrhea for Some: Study
New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain and Diarrhea for Some: Study WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea seems to reduce symptoms for some patients for at least six months, two clinical trials fou...
New Approach Might Boost HIV Testing Rates
New Approach Might Boost HIV Testing Rates WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Telling people they'll be screened for HIV unless they decline to be tested -- an approach known as "opt-out" testing -- could significantly increase the number of...
No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: Experts
No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: Experts MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics are not needed for adults who have the common cold, bronchitis, sore throat or sinus infections. That's the advice from the American Colleg...