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Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved
Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new weight-loss medication for the overweight and obese has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration. Contrave is a combination of two already-approved drug...
New Myelin Loss Linked to MS Severity: Study
New Myelin Loss Linked to MS Severity: Study FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's a strong connection between the severity of disease and the loss of myelin in the brain's gray matter for who have multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study say...
Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study
Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The human brain may have a way to compensate for the build-up of a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. That could hel...
New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified
New Gene Variants for Prostate Cancer Identified MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An international team of scientists has identified 23 new genetic variants linked to a greater risk for prostate cancer. Although more research is needed, the ...
Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence
Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don't involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines f...
New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease
New Guidelines for Sickle Cell Disease WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expert panel has issued new guidelines for managing sickle cell disease, stressing the use of the drug hydroxyurea and transfusions for many with the genetic disor...
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC
Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nine out of 10 American kids eat more salt than they should, raising their lifelong risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, a new federal government repo...
New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer
New Guidelines for Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors grow. But, those the...
Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial
Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine has shown promise in a trial involving monkeys. Based on the results of that trial, a two-shot version of the vaccine -- which ...
NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk
NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The NephroCheck test, designed to predict the risk of sudden kidney injury within 12 hours, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. C...