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AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report
AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding: Report WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new United Nations report suggests that the AIDS epidemic might be waning: The number of new HIV infections worldwide is at a record low, AIDS-related deaths are dow...
Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients
Antipsychotics Linked to Lower Brain Volume in Schizophrenia Patients FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs are associated with a slight decrease in both brain cells and connections between brain cells in schizophrenia patients...
Animal Experiments Shed Light on HIV's Ability to Hide
Animal Experiments Shed Light on HIV's Ability to Hide MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The "viral reservoir" in which HIV can lie dormant for years, avoiding detection and elimination, is established much earlier than previously thought, new...
Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives
Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug already used to treat moderate-to-severe allergic asthma appears to offer relief to people with chronic hives who haven't been helped by standard medication...
American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an "emergency situation" could arise within weeks. "Donations th...
Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends
Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though its use is often advised by doctors, the painkiller acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- does not help treat lower back pain, ac...
Antibiotics Often Prescribed Needlessly for Terminally Ill, Study Finds
Antibiotics Often Prescribed Needlessly for Terminally Ill, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics are given to many hospice patients, although there's little proof the medicines benefit them, a new study shows. About 21 ...
Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show
Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States, Studies Show TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of new cases of dementia has been declining in recent decades in the United States, Germany and other developed countries, a trio of new ...
A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia
A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors at risk for dementia may help safeguard their memory and ability to think by adopting a healthier lifestyle, a new study from Finland suggests. Older people wh...
A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All
A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the widely held belief that light drinking of alcohol may be good for your heart. Researchers analyzed more than 50 studies that...