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Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts
Genetic Changes to Ebola Virus Challenge Treatment Efforts TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic changes that have occurred in the Ebola virus over the last few decades could make it more difficult for scientists to find ways to treat the...
Generic Form of Nexium Approved
Generic Form of Nexium Approved MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug helps treat GERD, which stands for gas...
Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later
Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping well during middle age may be an "investment" that leads to better mental functioning later in life, a new review finds. It's known that sound sleep bo...
Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection
Gene-Based Spit Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare indicated recently that it might soon cover CT scans to check longtime smokers for early lung cancer, and these types of scans are becomin...
Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients
Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered new gene mutations linked to colon cancer in black Americans say their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatmen...
Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival
Greater Cooling of Oxygen-Deprived Infants Fails to Improve Survival TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Longer and colder body cooling does not reduce the risk of death in newborns who have brain damage from a lack of oxygen, a new study finds...
Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection
Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the world of infectious diseases, one worrisome phenomenon is when an illness that originated in animals jumps over into people. The process -- known as...
Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb
Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People around the world are living much longer than they did a few decades ago, a new study indicates. Worldwide life expectancy rose from 65.3 years in 1990 to 71....
Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says
Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For women who have early breast tumors surgically removed, a new genetic test may help predict the odds of a recurrence, a new study says. Th...
Gout Attacks More Common at Night: Study
Gout Attacks More Common at Night: Study THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acute gout attacks occur two times more often during the night and early morning than during the day, a new study finds. "It is speculated that lower body temperature...