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Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds
Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being poor and living in a rural area are two risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds. COPD is a progressive and incu...
Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted
Researchers Report Progress in Making All Blood Types Universally Accepted THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are closing in on a way to transform any type of donated blood into type O, the universal blood type that can safely be gi...
Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC
Raw Tuna Suspected as Source of Salmonella Outbreak: CDC FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Raw tuna is suspected as the source of a salmonella outbreak that has now sickened 53 people in nine states, according to U.S. health officials. No death...
Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline
Rugby Player's Head Injuries Linked to Brain Decline FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Add rugby to the sports that can lead to degenerative brain disease, a new study suggests. The first case of a rugby player who died from chronic traumatic e...
Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection
Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It might be possible to develop a blood test that would diagnose severe blood infections (sepsis) at an earlier stage than can be done currently...
Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients
Radiation Plus Hormone Therapy May Help Some Prostate Cancer Patients WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that adding radiation therapy to hormone therapy improves the chances of survival for men with prostate cancer that ...
Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study
Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with chronic heart disease will receive the same quality of care from a nurse practitioner or physician assistant as they would f...
Raplixa Approved to Control Surgical Bleeding
Raplixa Approved to Control Surgical Bleeding FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Raplixa (human fibrin sealant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help control bleeding during surgery, the agency said in a news release....
Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies
Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jung...
Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small number of dogs and cats across the United States have been infected by a roundworm parasite that targets the eye, according to a new report. While the conditio...