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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...
Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds
Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although cervical cancers are declining in the United States and Canada, other cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) are increasing, a ne...
Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems
Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse are more than twice as likely as others to develop severe memory problems later in life, ac...
Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC
Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Medical costs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from the ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...