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Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds
Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anesthesia-related complications in the United States have fallen by more than half, while the overall death rate has remained the same, a new study indicates...
Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain
Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving a common local anesthetic to women undergoing breast removal surgery -- a mastectomy -- reduces their risk of persistent pain after the...
Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer, Study Says
Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer, Study Says TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A rare type of skin cancer has been linked to allergic reactions to metal implants, researchers said. Some patients who have metal devices...
Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health
Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Following the Mediterranean diet may help reverse a condition known as metabolic syndrome, new research suggests. The study compared a low-fat die...
Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?
Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola? WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With two confirmed cases of Ebola contracted by health care workers now being reported at a Dallas hospital, medical centers across the country are scrambling to ensur...
Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes
Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the National Athletic ...
Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola: Poll
Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola: Poll FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of Americans now view Ebola as a major public health threat to the United States, with many saying they'd change their travel plans due to Ebola fea...
Akynzeo Approved for Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Akynzeo Approved for Side Effects of Chemotherapy FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The combination drug Akynzeo (netupitant and palonosetron) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nausea and vomiting among people...
As Culture Changed, So Did Melanoma Risk, Study Finds
As Culture Changed, So Did Melanoma Risk, Study Finds TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing fashions, cultural attitudes and health beliefs have contributed to the rise of deadly melanoma skin cancer, according to a new study. Researchers...
About 100 People Being Monitored for Ebola in Texas
About 100 People Being Monitored for Ebola in Texas THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health officials in Texas said Thursday that approximately 100 people who came into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are now being monitored fo...