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Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study
Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of complications when implanting deep brain stimulation devices in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease is no greater in old...
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks
Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight Americans with risk factors for heart disease should be offered "intensive" counseling on diet and exercise, according to n...
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids? WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been controversy for years over whether the use of common antidepressants by women during their pregnancies might raise the odds ...
Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds
Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Transporting donated livers long distances does not affect the quality of the organs, according to new research. This finding may impact the number ...
Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says
Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failu...
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys
Drug for Ebola-Like Virus Shows Promise in Monkeys WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new experimental drug has saved a group of rhesus monkeys from deadly Marburg virus, a very close cousin of Ebola virus that kills up to 90 percent of th...
Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated
Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children. The whooping cough epidemic ...
Dog Study Suggests Bacteria as Cancer Fighter
Dog Study Suggests Bacteria as Cancer Fighter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pet dogs have helped researchers show that a special bacteria can seemingly fight cancer, causing tumors to shrink. A modified version of Clostridium novyi bact...
Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved
Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The XVIVO Perfusion System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help preserve donor lungs that ultimately may be used for transplant, the agenc...
Doctors May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy
Doctors May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans who might benefit from taking low-dose aspirin every day to prevent heart attack and stroke say they've never been told by their doctors to do...