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Crashes Cause Majority of Deaths for Truck Drivers
Crashes Cause Majority of Deaths for Truck Drivers TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Crashes cause 65 percent of on-the-job deaths of truck drivers in the United States, making it the top cause of work-related deaths in that occupation, a fed...
Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk
Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat a wide range of health problems may be associated with an increased risk of pneumonia, a new study suggests. Anticholinergic medicatio...
Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine
Chinese Researchers Report Successful Hepatitis E Vaccine WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine for hepatitis E provides protection from the virus for at least 4.5 years, according to Chinese researchers. Although hepatitis E is r...
Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes
Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take the heart rhythm drug digoxin may face a nearly 30 percent greater risk of death than patients not taking the drug, a review of p...
Common Antiseptic Can Prevent Infant Deaths, Study Says
Common Antiseptic Can Prevent Infant Deaths, Study Says FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using a low-cost antiseptic to clean the umbilical cords of babies born outside of a hospital lowers infant infection and death rates in developing count...
Could Smartphones Lower Intelligence?
Could Smartphones Lower Intelligence? FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being too reliant on a smartphone could make lazy thinkers even less inclined to use their brain, a new study suggests. "They may look up information that they actually kn...
Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?
Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis? THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who down several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. The study, of 5,600 Swedish a...
Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food?
Could a Bad Night's Sleep Make You Eat More Fatty Food? WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skipping just a single night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that seems to spark a desire to consume more fat the following day, a new stu...
California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update
California Reports No New Measles Cases Since Last Update TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a sign that the measles outbreak that began at two Disneyland theme parks in California last December may be easing, California health officials re...
Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study
Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors tak...