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Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain
Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifesty...
Ob-Gyns: Use Ultrasound to Assess Pelvic Symptoms
Ob-Gyns: Use Ultrasound to Assess Pelvic Symptoms TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound should be the first type of imaging used to assess pelvic symptoms in women, a group of U.S. experts says. Ultrasound is safer and more cost-effec...
One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows
One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a quarter of powerful narcotic painkillers that are prescribed for chronic pain are misused, and the rate of addiction among patients hovers n...
Opossums May Come to Humans' Rescue for Snake Anti-Venom
Opossums May Come to Humans' Rescue for Snake Anti-Venom SUNDAY, March 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wouldn't it be great if humans were immune to snakes' venom? Well, opossums are, and scientists are studying the mammals with an eye to creating a new ...
Older Blood Just as Good for Transfusions
Older Blood Just as Good for Transfusions TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blood that's been stored for a few weeks is just as beneficial as fresh blood for patients with life-threatening conditions who require transfusions, a new study sho...
Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds
Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new British study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women. ...
Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC
Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Several other Americans may have been exposed to a U.S. health worker who was recently infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone,...
Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement
Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one-quarter of heart disease patients who underwent so-called transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery died within a year, while rou...
Overindulgent Parents May Breed Narcissistic Children
Overindulgent Parents May Breed Narcissistic Children MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who think too highly of themselves likely developed their narcissism because their parents put them on a pedestal and doled out unearned praise, a new...
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Stem Further Damage After Heart Attack
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Stem Further Damage After Heart Attack WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of omega-3 fatty acids may protect against further damage in heart attack patients, a preliminary study suggests. The research inclu...