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Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study
Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to fill their prescriptions and gain health benefits if the medicatio...
Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa
Obama Steps Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- On the same day that President Barack Obama announced a significant increase in U.S. aid to help combat West Africa's Ebola crisis, the World Health Organizat...
Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama escalated the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Thursday, ordering key federal agencies to pursue a national ...
One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says
One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one another, early research suggests. Th...
Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement
Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new ...
Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues
Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people may be more vulnerable to environmental food cues than thin people because of differences in their brain chemistry, a new study suggests. This f...
Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner
Osteoporosis Drugs Work, But Review Finds No Clear Winner MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many osteoporosis drugs cut women's risk of suffering a bone fracture, though it's not clear whether any one medication works better than others, a new...
Obesity Remains Rampant Across America
Obesity Remains Rampant Across America THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 states have obesity rates topping one-third of their population, and six states saw a rise in obesity rates last year, according to two new reports on Amer...
Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds
Obesity Fueling Rise in Diabetes Rates, Study Finds TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. obesity epidemic is a driving force behind the rising rates of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers looked at data from five nati...
Outdoor Enthusiasts Need a Lightning Plan
Outdoor Enthusiasts Need a Lightning Plan SUNDAY, Aug. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Those partaking in outdoor sports and activities need to be aware of the threat posed by lightning and take appropriate safety measures, experts say. Over the last dec...